Butterfly Crafts

Celebrate the arrival of summer with these lovely butterfly crafts for kids. Many would make a good craft activity for a girl's birthday party, too.

Three Butterfly Suncatchers
Three Butterfly Suncatchers

Beaded Butterfly Craft

Beaded Butterfly Craft

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!

Butterfly Handprint Painting

Butterfly Handprint Painting

Encourage your children to let their imagination run riot with this colourful butterfly handprint painting..

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Butterfly Magnet

Butterfly Magnet

This butterfly magnet makes a cute craft for kids for Valentine's Day - perfect for cheering up the front of the fridge!

Butterfly Wings

Butterfly Wings

These butterfly wings are an easy kids craft for the summer or anytime you are studying butterflies - and they are fun to wear, too! And of course by changing the colours you could make a pair of fairy wings instead.

Dolly Peg Butterfly

Dolly Peg Butterfly

This dolly peg butterfly is quick and easy to make, but of course you can decorate the wings as much as you like and clip it up to display it! Instructions below.

Felt Butterfly Craft

Felt Butterfly Craft

This felt butterfly craft makes a cute little easy sewing project for kids, needing only basic supplies. Instructions below.

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Filter Paper Butterfly Craft

Filter Paper Butterfly Craft

Get creative with this filter paper butterfly craft, which can produce some pretty and surprising results. Instructions below.

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Mask Template 10

Mask Template 10

Our tenth mask template has a lovely butterfly shape, so why not try using paint, sequins and pom poms to create a beautiful butterfly mask? You could also use pipe cleaners to make some antennae! 

Metalwork Butterflies and Dragonflies

Metalwork Butterflies and Dragonflies

These metalwork butterflies and dragonflies can be decorated by the children with permanent markers and they look oh so pretty when they catch the light! A really lovely craft for a summer display...

Simple Butterfly Shape Collage

Simple Butterfly Shape Collage

Our butterfly shape collage is a pretty way to reinforce shape learning with younger children and of course can be adapted for whatever materials you have on hand.

Sparkly Suncatcher Butterfly

Sparkly Suncatcher Butterfly

This pretty butterfly looks lovely up against the window, or hanging in the breeze with a few friends. If you laminate it carefully it will stand up to hanging outdoors, too, although it won't last indefinitely.

Stained Glass Butterfly Craft

Stained Glass Butterfly Craft

This stained glass butterfly craft looks very pretty in the window -imagine a classroom full of these on a sunny day! Children can obviously make their designs as simple or as complicated as they like, so it is a great idea for mixed ages or abilities.

Suncatcher Butterfly Craft

Suncatcher Butterfly Craft

Decorate your windows for Spring and Summer by trying this suncatcher butterfly craft with your kids. It's fun squishing the two sides of the butterfly together! Instructions below.

Tissue Paper Butterfly

Tissue Paper Butterfly

Hang or stick these beautiful butterflies at your window and watch the sun shine through!

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Tissue Paper Suncatcher Butterfly

Tissue Paper Suncatcher Butterfly

This butterfly craft is perfect for younger children but can be enjoyed by all ages: older kids can design their butterfly while younger children will be happy to tear shapes and arrange them haphazardly. You can see examples of both types of butterfly below.

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