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Butterfly Art Projects for Kids

Sheetal Mandora Apr 21, 2019
Whether it's for school, or a fun activity for a lazy afternoon, making beautiful and delicate butterfly art with kids. Read on to find creative and imaginative projects.

Flying Butterfly

Materials Needed

  • 1 toilet paper roll (without the paper)
  • 3 pieces craft paper
  • 6―8 feet wool
  • Lots of paint colors
  • Printer
  • Scissors
  • Cardboard
  • Glue

Directions

Lets make a colorful flying butterfly. On paper, draw the parts of butterfly, the body, the right wing and the left wing.
After you finish drawing, use vibrant colors to paint it. Use colors like pink, blue, yellow, red, or any other color your kid likes.
Once the paint dries, take the scissor and cut it into shapes.
Place each paper cutting and trace it on the cardboard. Cut the cardboard accordingly and glue the paper cuttings to the body.
Make sure all the pieces match and are symmetrical. Paint the toilet paper roll as well and glue it in the middle of the butterfly's body.
After the glue dries, see if you need to trim any of the sides or need to shape the wing properly. Take 2 strings of wool and insert it through the toilet paper roll.
Ask your kid to hold from one side and you can hold from the other side; pull from alternate sides and see the butterfly flying from one end to the other.

Butterfly Bookmark

Materials Needed

  • 24, 5―10 mm colored beads
  • 50 cm coated memory wire (butterfly)
  • 20 cm coated wire (bookmark)
  • 15 mm sequin stone
  • Glue

Directions

For our second project, we are going to make a gorgeous bookmark in the shape of a butterfly and decorate with beads. Place a newspaper over your workstation and place all the materials in it
Take the big 50 cm coated wire in your hand and insert around 12 colored beads through it; glue the last 2 beads on top.
Leave 1 inch space from the top 2 beads, twist it towards the left side, then under the long wire, and bring it back up.
Make sure while making the wing, you take 5 beads inside. This will make your first left wing.
Now take the long wire and loop it around the right side, around the knot, and bring it back up; again with 5 beads in the second wing. Keep in mind that the wings are twisted tightly together in the middle.
As you finish, you will see that there is still wire remaining. Insert the rest of the 12 beads now and twist the bottom 2 wings, but it will be smaller than the top ones.
Take 5 beads on each side and glue the last 2 beads in the bottom (similar to the top). Take the 20 cm wire and glue it at the back of your butterfly
Place the 15 mm sequin stone in the middle of your butterfly and you're done.

Butterfly Wings

Materials Needed

  • 1 thick color paper
  • ½ inch elastic band
  • Cardboard
  • Glitter glue pens
  • Scissors
  • Color markers
  • Glue

Directions

For third project, we are going to make delicate butterfly wings. Take the thick, color paper and draw a butterfly.
Be creative with your drawing; you can see any pictures of butterflies for inspiration. Just make 1 set of wings, instead of 2 (2 big wings on top and 2 small bottom wings).
Take the scissor and cut the butterfly very carefully.
Glue the cutting onto the cardboard and cut the extra edges as well.
Take a marker to put dots on the wings (above the shoulder) and under the arms.
Punch holes going inside these dots and insert the elastic band through it.
Use the glitter glue pens and color markers to draw creative designs on the butterfly. Once it is ready, have the kid test it.
With only a handful of materials, which can be easily found in craft stores, you can make inexpensive art for and with kids. Enjoy these fun family times together as it will help your kids become more artistic.