We love butterflies! Many times throughout the spring and summer the kids come running excitedly to tell me that they found a butterfly. Often times it’s a moth, but that does not diminish their excitement. Both moths and butterflies can be really pretty and have fascinating patterns and colors like our crepe paper butterfly craft.
Before we dive into the craft, I have a secret to tell you. My favorite crafting materials for kids crafts are paper plates and tissue paper. They are inexpensive and so versatile. Lately, I have been pulling out the crepe paper for more of the kids’ crafts and I’m really liking it. I love the texture of it (great sensory material and it’s not as delicate and can stand up to the roughness of my kids).
Cost: under $5
- Crepe paper of various colors (you could also use tissue paper)
- Pipe cleaner
- White card stock
- Butterfly template
Ages: preschool and older
1. Cut out butterfly template.
2. Cut or tear crepe paper into small pieces.
3. Working in small sections apply glue to the butterfly.
4. Scrunch pieces of crepe paper and stick to the butterfly covering the entire butterfly.
5. Fold pipe cleaner in 1/2 and curl ends to form antenna. Tape or glue to the back of butterfly at the fold.
This butterfly craft works on fine motor skills with cutting and scrunching the crepe paper.
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