Here's an idea for a very pretty beaded butterfly craft for kids. Adapt them for all ages by changing the thickness of the wire and the size of the beads. Imagine a flurry of these hanging in your window in summer time - so cute! They would also make a gorgeous mobile, or even a little necklace charm if made small enough. Instructions below.
You will need:
Craft wire Beads (we had some nice butterfly ones but any beads are fine) Thread to hang
Thread the beads along the craft wire leaving a space free at the ends.
Twist the wire into a butterfly shape, then twist the ends of the wire around to secure and push the loose ends through a bead so they are out of sight. This is quite fiddly so younger children may need adult help.
Tie onto thread to hang your beaded butterfly.