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!!

9 thoughts to “Quick kids craft: paper butterfly {with template}”

  1. 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!!

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. i really like to play this amazing free rummy card games. click this link address and play free online single ya multiplayer with your friends.thank you so much for this mind blowing online rummy. no need to download click and play free.

Comments are closed.