STEP #5: Make the body of the butterfly using the black or brown paper, then glue it in the center of the wings
STEP #6: Last, decorate!
The butterfly card can be used for almost any spring holiday, for example: Mother’s Day, Easter, and birthdays! The list goes on, and children should have a lot of fun making and decorating these cards to fit any occasion.
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.