This butterfly craft is super easy and fun for kids of all ages. Using colorful cupcake wrappers for wings, kids can easily make this clothespin craft by themselves or with a little help from adults. Celebrate the arrival of spring or summer by making this butterfly craft for kids.
I love easy crafts for young kids like these butterflies, especially ones that even toddlers can make. Adding the eyes works fine motor skills and kids will have fun choosing out their wings. While we are featuring cupcake liners that matched, kids could have fun mixing up the patterns by choosing two different wrappers.
Supplies Needed for Butterfly Craft
This butterfly craft for preschoolers (or toddlers or elementary aged kids) requires the following:
- cupcake wrappers
- googly eyes
- glue (or hot glue gun)
How to Make a Clothespin Craft Butterfly
To start this butterfly craft, you’ll want to chose a pair of googly eyes. Glue the eyes to the clothespin, just above where the metal spring connects to the wooden clothespin. This will create a mouth for your butterfly.
Flatten two matching cupcake wrappers and place them side by side, slightly overlapping in the center.
Clip the clothespin in the center of the cupcake wrappers. You’ll want to fluff each wrapper to create the illusion of wings.
And that is it! You can make a lot of these clothespin butterflies in a short amount of time, making this a great spring craft for toddlers and preschoolers. These butterflies work great for decor and are sure to brighten up your classroom or home.
Spring Crafts for Kids
Looking for more great spring activities? Check out these other fun ways to celebrate the arrival of warmer weather and chase away any rainy day blues.
- Edible Rainbow Activity from Finding Zest. This edible rainbow is a great spring or St. Patrick’s Day activity for preschoolers.
- Caterpillar Pom Pom Craft from Easy Peasy and Fun. Create an adorable caterpillar sitting on a leaf using pom poms!
- Handprint Chick Puppets from Kids Craft Room. This handprint craft encourages dramatic play.
- Slime Stress Balls for Easter from Courtney’s Sweets. Kids will love to squish these colorful balls!
- Spring Sensory Bottle from 730 Sage Street. Fill a bottle with dyed rice and colorful erasers to make a fun game or tactile experience.
- Bubble Wrap Spring Blossom Tree from Arty Crafty Kids. Use your leftover bubble wrap to create beautiful art.
- Recycled CD Ladybug Craft from i heart arts n crafts. This project uses old cds and your child’s handprints to make cute ladybugs!