What’s not to love about butterflies? These craft butterflies are cute, colorful and so easy to make. Your kids could make them in just a few minutes providing you have everything to make them on-hand. This post contains affiliate links for your convenience.
Although butterflies are mostly out during the Spring, Summer and some during the Fall, I think this craft can be made year round. Not sure if there is only one set-time to learn about bugs, right? It’s a fun way to help little kids learn about butterflies.
Clothespin Butterfly Craft
- Two 2 inch pieces of Chenille stems
- Two 1/4 inch pieces of Chenille stems
- Craft Eyes
- Elmer’s Glue or Hot Glue (will need to help the kids with hot glue)
- Lay a clothespin on a flat surface.
- Shape the 2-inch pieces of Chenille stems into butterfly wings. Glue them on both sides of the clothespin. Note: We use hot glue because it works faster and hold’s firmer. The kids made the shapes and I helped with the hot glue.
- Add two craft eyes.
- Add the smaller (1/4 inch) pieces of Chenille stems for antennas.
- Let the butterfly dry.
You can see there are two different shapes of butterflies that the kids chose to make. I imagined both of them being of the same shapes but I guess the kids imagination was greater than mine. Ha! I love the variety. Although, I think the purple and red one may look a little like a dragonfly, but that’s OK. We choose to call both of them butterflies. Catch the dragonfly here.
They turned out so cute. I think your kids would love them!
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