Encourage children to practice their motor skills by putting beads onto pipe cleaners. Let them color/paint a clothespin, add eyes, and antennae. Help each child put together their butterfly.
Optional: Use markers, glitter, or sequins, to decorate your butterflies
More ideas for butterflies:
Butterfly Crafts For Kids by No Time For Flash Cards
Butterfly Goodie Bag by Crafty-Crafted.com
Colorful Handprint Butterfly by Handprint and Footprint ART
Coffee Filter Butterfly by My Kids Make….
Flutter by, Butterfly! by Spark and All
Yarn Butterflies Spring Craft by GummyLump.com
Read: “Where Butterflies Grow” by Joanne Ryder and Lynne Cherry
Let’s write a butterfly story.
Color the butterfly as you turn the pages.
Draw out the different shapes and assist the children in cutting them out. Have the children identify the different shapes as they cut them out.
This craft helps children with both literacy and math. Cut a pair of wings from construction paper and on one side write letters that are symmetrical (we used A,M,Y,W,T,H,I,O,V,U). Have the children trace the letters with paint then fold the butterfly in half. Show them that the letters are the same on both sides, and that butterflies wings are the same on both sides, or symmetrical. Have them experiment with different letters to see which ones are symmetrical and which ones are not.
Fill a sandwich size Ziploc half full of any small snack food such as grapes, goldfish, or dried fruit. Use a pipe cleaner to pull the middle together and create the antennae.
Cut celery into about two inch pieces. Spread cream cheese, cottage cheese, or peanut butter in the celery. Add pretzels for the wings and raisins for the eyes.
Add pretzels, raisins, cream cheese or peanut butter to pieces of bananas to create a healthy butterfly snack
Use grapes and oranges to make a yummy and healthy butterfly snack.