Fun and Easy Butterfly Crafts for All Ages

by Tonya Staab

We have easy and fun butterfly crafts for all ages along with resources for caterpillar crafts and learning about the butterfly life cycle.

Butterfly crafts

Whether you need a rainy day indoor project, a fun spring craft, or you are a teacher looking for a fun activity for your class, we’ve got some great butterfly activities to choose from.

Butterfly string art

butterfly string art made using a coloring page
This butterfly string art is made using a coloring page as a template.

Did you know that you can use coloring pages to make string art? We did just that at Kids Activities Blog where I show you how to make this butterfly string art using one of their free butterfly coloring page downloads.

Butterfly nature collage

a butterfly nature collage using sticks and flowers petals
Make a beautiful butterfly nature collage.

This butterfly nature collage is made out of sticks and flower petals. Kids are going to love making this outdoor nature craft throughout spring and summer. Grab my instructions to make your own at Kids Activities Blog.

Butterfly suncatcher craft

a butterfly suncatcher craft made out of tissue paper squares and contact paper
Hang a pretty butterfly suncatcher in your window at home.

This pretty butterfly suncatcher is one of the fun crafts you’ll find in our book, The Big Book of Kids Activities. You will need tissue paper, contact paper, and a large craft stick to make this colorful craft.

Coffee filter butterfly craft

coffee filter butterfly craft painted with watercolor paint and joined with a clothespin
A pretty coffee filter clothespin craft for kids.

This coffee filter butterfly is such a pretty craft for kids to make. What you need is a spray bottle with 1/4 cup of paint to 4 tablespoons of water, a coffee filter, and a clothes peg. Spray the coffee filter with paint and set it aside to dry. When the coffee filter is dry, use the clothespin to gather it in the center.

Cork stamped butterflies

butterflies made by stamping wine corks in paint to make the wings and then drawing on the remainder of the butterfly features
Use wine corks to stamp these pretty butterflies.

Wine corks are such a fun item to craft with. These pretty butterflies are perfect for making homemade cards, gift tags, wall art, and so much more. You could even use fabric paint and fabric markers to put butterflies on tees. You’ll find my instructions to make these fun cork insects at Kids Activities Blog.

Clothespin butterfly

a clothespin butterfly craft made with scrapbook paper and clothespins
Colorful clothespin butterflies will look beautiful in a bedroom or on garden stakes.

These colorful clothespin butterflies are a fun craft to make for kids. They’ll look beautiful in a bedroom or playroom, or even attached to garden stakes for your potted plants.

Spray bottle silhouette butterflies

garden art made by creating silhouettes with stickers that were spray painted over with paint and then removed
Kids will love making spray bottle silhouette art.

Use a spray bottle of watered-down paint and stickers to make a silhouette art garden. Kids are going to love this fun art project. You’ll find the instructions at Kids Activities Blog.

Here are more fun butterfly activities to do with kids:

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