These beautiful butterfly crafts for kids are fun to make and a wonderful way to teach your children about these amazing insects and their metamorphosis.
Did you know that there are 17,500 species of butterflies in the world? And all the different types have distinct colors and patterns on their wings. That’s why butterfly crafts are the best art projects to allow your kids to use their creativity and decorate their own butterflies.
Below you will find 15+ butterfly-themed arts and crafts for preschoolers, kindergarteners, and elementary school kids. You can use these crafts to celebrate spring, learn about the butterfly life cycle, or accompany a fun book like Pete the Cat and the Cool Caterpillar.
Butterfly Crafts for Kids
Toilet Roll Butterflies by Two Kids and a Coupon
Put your empty toilet tubes to work and make these sweet little butterflies! They are perfect for a summer afternoon activity.
Paper Roll Butterfly by Ottawa Mommy Club
This is such a whimsical craft for kids who love nature. With some basic household supplies, you can put this together.
Coffee Filter Butterflies by Mombrite
Little kids are going to love making these easy and colorful butterflies out of coffee filters. Color the coffee filters with markers, add a little water, and watch your children’s imaginations take flight.
Butterfly Magnets by Feels Like Home
Make some cute friends to stick on the fridge with basic supplies like paper and glue and add some jazz to them with washi tape. These are cute and easy!
Butterfly Ornaments by Picture Box Blue
Put tin cans to work housing a gorgeous butterfly ornament. These are so creative and adorable you will want to hang them everywhere.
Leaf Butterflies by Daisies and Pie
A popsicle stick and leaves are all you need to craft these adorable butterflies with the kids. These are so fun to make and play with!
Butterfly Suncatchers by Kids Activities Blog
Add a splash of color to your windows this summer with these kid-made suncatchers! These are adorable and easy to make on a summer afternoon.
Toilet Roll Butterfly Craft by Sweet Silly Sara
Put a paper plate and a toilet roll to work and make these cute butterflies with toddlers! They will love working on these artistic endeavors all afternoon.
Paper Heart Butterflies by Mombrite
This paper butterfly craft is sure to send your heart fluttering when you find out how easy it is to make these little cuties! They are perfect for Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day.
Paper Plate Butterflies by Simple Everyday Mom
School-aged children will love transforming a paper plate into a beautiful butterfly with this easy and colorful craft.
Craft Stick Butterflies by Mom Wife Busy Life
Create this bright and beautiful butterfly popsicle stick craft made with common supplies like popsicle sticks and paper doily.
Easy Paper Butterflies by Family Focus Blog
These paper butterflies are easy and adorable. Make a bunch in no time with the kids this afternoon.
Watercolor Butterflies by Honey & Lime
Coffee filters are transformed into watercolor works of art with this butterfly craft idea. It is perfect for a rainy day activity.
Galaxy Blot Butterflies by The Inspiration Edit
This space-inspired butterfly craft is so colorful and fun to create with kids. This would be fun after a visit to the butterfly gardens.
Cupcake Wrapper Butterflies by Hunny I’m Home
This is such an easy craft for little kids. They will love giving their cupcake wrapper butterfly a cute little face!
Butterfly Life Cycle by Mombrite
Use different pasta to make the different stages of the butterfly life cycle. It’s a great craft to go with the butterfly unit study.