Are you looking for fun and simple butterfly crafts for kids? If so then you’ve come to the right place. Today we are sharing this super fun and easy clothespin butterfly craft idea here on Craft Play Learn.
This butterfly craft for toddlers or preschool kids doesn’t take too many supplies and would make a great activity in the classroom or at home.
With a little painting, gluing and sticking, this craft is fantastic for promoting the development of fine motor skills. Enjoy this easy butterfly craft today! You might want to pair this activity with a fun Nursery Rhyme. We have the Butterfly Butterfly Song free to download here, along with some butterfly activity ideas!
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Supplies Needed For Your DIY Butterfly Craft
- Pipe cleaners (cut into 3-inch pieces for antenna)
- Foam Beads (choose color)
- Small adhesive googly eyes (use glue if they aren’t adhesive)
- Snack sized zipper bags (square or rectangle)
- Paint (choose desired colors)
- Paper plate
- (Optional: tape and glue)
How To Make This Clothespin Butterfly Craft
Paint the clothespins on the paper plate. Use a second coat of paint if needed.
Set the clothespins aside and allow to dry.
Fill snack bags half full with foam beads. Make sure you don’t overfill the bag. If doing this with young children be sure to supervise and make sure the beads are not placed in the mouth.
Separate the foam beads by dividing the bags in half vertically. You’ll want foam beads on the right and left of the bag and then make space in the center. This will allow you to make the butterfly wings.
Press bag down to let as much air out as possible. Then, close bag. Air in the bag will cause the bag to have trouble bunching up to create wings.
Gather up the middle of the bag together and place the clothespin in place to hold it together. You may even find that twisting the bag a few times in the middle is helpful. If you feel that you need tape to hold it together, you can use a piece of tape in the center.
Add the googly eyes to the top of the clothespin butterfly.
Make a v shape with the pipe cleaner to create the butterfly antenna.
Add pipe cleaner to the butterfly clothespin to create antenna. The clamp from the clothespin should be able to hold the pipe cleaner, but if not, you can use glue.
More Butterfly Art And Craft Ideas
You may want to make a range of butterflies. If so, we have some more fun butterfly art and craft ideas here for you to check out!
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About Angela Milnes
Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts, preschool music and reading with kids. Don’t forget to follow our fun crafts and creative ideas over on Facebook.