Quick kids craft: paper butterfly {with template}

My (twin) sister came up with this ‘paper butterfly’ idea and all our kids (as different as they are) love them.

We usually do the cutting-out and then we hand them over to the kids to decorate. Once they have embellished to their hearts content we tape a skewer or straw onto the body of the butterfly then the kids run around giving them a good old flap! Easy!

Paper butterfly

I usually just cut them out freehand but if you want a template you can download one here!

Hope you have all had a lovely weekend. My little boy still recovering from his tonsillectomy (I guess when the doctors told me it would be a two week recovery peroid they really did mean two weeks). My eldest son also had a great first week at school. He’s been pretty tired though and tried to pull a sicky on day three…didn’t take long for the novelty to wear off!!


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  1. This is so very gorgeous – for big kids too. Thanks for sharing!

  2. louise #

    I don’t remember mine ever looking quite so posh Kate! Love ya… sis xxx

  3. Thank you for sharing! It is a great craft and deco idea

  4. thanks for this! my two girls 3 and 18 months pounced on this and we’ve done it two days in a row. I stuck them onto a chopstick with sticky tape and they’ve loved flapping their butterflies around the house!!

  5. Kate #

    Thanks all…and thanks for leaving a comment sis….first one ever i believe!!!!

    Hi Jacinta…yeah I dunno what it is about this craft….it’s sooo simple but all the kids I know love it! just popped over to your blog…good luck with number three!

  6. Linda #

    Thanks a lot for the pattern for the butterfly. It will be fun to do some stuff with my niece & nephew 2nd grade & 4 year old.

  7. Great craft! My younger children (4 and 9 years) jumped on this. We printed out the template and they made their butterflies with very little help, and have spent well over an hour “flapping” them around the yard. :)

    I’ve been passing the link around — thank you for sharing!

  8. mai #

    This is very cute , i would love to try this with my daughter too

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