55 Fun And Easy Butterfly Crafts Ideas For Kids Of All Ages

Ready to flutter into a world of creativity and fun? Look no further than these 55 butterfly craft ideas that are perfect for kids of all ages (and, let’s be honest, adults too). So, whether you’re looking for a rainy day activity or a fun party idea, these butterfly crafts will brighten your day. So, grab your glue, scissors, and imagination, and let’s prepare to spread our wings and fly into some crafting fun!

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1. Flapping Butterfly Craft

Image and tutorial by One Little Project

With just a paper, and a little imagination, you can create a fluttery friend to brighten up any room. It’s the perfect activity for kids who love to get messy and have a lot of fun (and let’s be honest, what kid doesn’t?). So check out the tutorial and save it to your fun activities list.

2. Wind Up Paper Butterfly

Image and tutorial by Instructables

Who knew that simple paper could transform into a majestic butterfly? With this butterfly craft, your kids will have a blast creating unique designs using creativity and imagination. Not only is this activity fun and easy, but it’s also a perfect way to keep those little hands busy while you sit back and relax.

3. Paper bag Butterfly Kids Craft

Image and tutorial by I heart Crafty Things

Looking for a craft that will have your kids all aflutter with excitement? Try this paper bag butterfly craft! All you need is a paper bag, markers, and creativity. Not only it is fun and easy to make, but it also is a great way to upcycle those old lunch bags. 

4. Handprint Butterfly Craft

Image and tutorial by Simple Everyday Mom

Get ready to lend a hand in creating this adorable handprint paper butterfly craft! This project is perfect for kids who love getting creative and parents who are okay with a little mess.

5. Tissue Paper Roll Butterfly

Image and tutorial by The Best Ideas For Kids

Transform your trash into treasure with this Tiolet Paper Rolls Butterfly craft! This project is a great way to keep your kids entertained while teaching them about recycling. You’ll also create a colorful and fun butterfly that will brighten any room. So next time you’re about to toss a toilet paper roll, think twice and make a butterfly instead!

6. Easy Butterfly Ring

Image and tutorial by Fantastic Fun And Learning

This project is a great way to accessorize your little one’s fingers. Try out this butterfly ring craft that’s as cute as a bug (or, in this case, a butterfly) on a finger! All you need is some pipe cleaners, beads, and a bit of imagination. So what are you waiting for? Check out the tutorial and get started with this fun activity.

You can also try making a butterfly mask craft to impress your kids a little further.

7. Clothes Pin Butterflies

Image and tutorial by DIY Candy

Who says clothespins are just for hanging laundry? With this project, you can transform those everyday household items into colorful and whimsical winged creatures. Add some paint, googly eyes, a pipe cleaner antenna, and voila! You have a cute and beautiful butterfly craft that will make your laundry line look like a butterfly sanctuary.

8. Kids Butterfly Puppet Craft

Image and tutorial by Kids Craft Room

With just a few simple materials, your little ones can create their own colorful and quirky butterfly puppet pals like the above. Whether they want to put on a puppet show or play pretend, these butterflies will surely bring some laughter and joy to their day. 

9. Windsock Pinata Idea

Image and tutorial by Inspiration Made Simple

This colorful creation will make your guests flap excitedly as they try to catch the goodies inside. So hang it up, grab a stick, and get ready to let the wind carry your troubles away.

10. Coffee Filter Butterflies For Spring Fun

Image and tutorial by DIY Candy

Get ready to brew up some colorful fun with these coffee filter butterflies! These easy and adorable spring crafts will indeed have your kids buzzing with excitement. All you need are some coffee filters, markers, pipe cleaners, and a dash of creativity to make these fluttery friends come to life.

11. Beaded Pipecleaner Butterflies

Image and tutorial by One Little Project

Want to make a pint-sized butterfly that is cute enough to make your kid’s heart flutter? Well, these little guys will do the job. They are also perfect for party favors, decorations, or a fun afternoon activity. All you have to do is string some beads onto a pipe cleaner and twist the ends to form wings. Finally, please attach it to a clothespin. 

12. Butterfly String Art

Image and tutorial by Kids Activities

This project combines the beauty of butterflies with the satisfaction of hammering nails into a board (what could be better?). Hammer the nails into a piece of wood in the shape of a butterfly, wrap string around them in a funky pattern, and voila! You’ve got yourself a stunning piece of art that’s sure to impress. 

13. Spring Butterfly Crown

Image and tutorial by Astro Bright

This whimsical DIY project will have you fluttering with joy as you create a crown fit for a butterfly queen (or king, we don’t discriminate). You only need some colorful paper, glue, and a touch of imagination to create this charming accessory. So, let’s get crafting and show those pesky bees who are really in charge of the flower kingdom!

14. Butterfly Suncatcher Craft

Image and tutorial by Hey Wonderful

This project is perfect for those who wants to feel like they’re flying with butterflies. You only need some tissue paper rolls, scissors, glue, and a healthy dose of imagination. Please bring it to a sunny spot and let the light shine through the colorful wings. Just be warned: once you make one, you’ll want to make a whole swarm of them!

15. Papertowel Butterflies

Image and tutorial by Make It Love It

Not only will your little ones have a blast creating these colorful critters, but they’ll also get a kick out of the fact that they’re using something as mundane as a paper towel. So why late? Check out the tutorial and get started with is fun DIY project already! 

16. Bubble Print Butterfly Craft

Image and tutorial by Happy Toddler Play Time

This symmetry butterfly craft is like a science experiment meets an art project, and the result will surely have you all aflutter. Kids can blow bubbles and create a unique and colorful butterfly print using simple materials like dish soap, paint, and straws. So, grab your apron, and let’s prepare to make your kids do some bubbly magic!

17. Monarch Butterflies

Image and tutorial by No Time For Flashcards

These DIY monarch butterflies are way more fun than your average tissue paper flowers (let’s be honest, those are so last season). So grab your scissors and tissue paper, and prepare to spread your crafty wings and fly into some butterfly-making fun!

18. Cupcake Liner Butterflies

Image and tutorial by Frugal Fun 4 Boys

Are you ready to transform your ordinary cupcake liners into something extraordinary? Say hello to these cute little butterflies – the craft that will have your little ones fluttering excitedly! Just fold, cut, and decorate your liners with markers, glitter, or stickers to create this beautiful butterfly masterpiece. You can also try making one using paper plates.

19. Salt Dough Butterfly Magnets

Image and tutorial by Messy Little Monster

Looking for a craft that’s both salty and sweet? Say no more! Salt Dough Butterfly Magnets are here to satisfy all of your crafting cravings. This easy-to-make dough only requires a few simple ingredients. With a little bit of imagination, you can transform them into beautiful butterfly magnets that will stick to your fridge. Check out the tutorial for more details. 

20. Tiny Yarn Butterflies

Image and tutorial by Homemade At My Place

These tiny butterflies are the perfect way to use up those yarn scraps and add a whimsy to your life! They are simple to make; just wrap some yarn around your fingers, tie it in the middle, and fluff up the wings. You can add cute pipe cleaner antennae or googly eyes for a fun touch.

21. Butterfly Greeting Card

Image and tutorial by Frenchie Stamps

Why settle for a boring store-bought greeting card when you can make your butterfly masterpiece? This butterfly greeting card is the perfect way to add a bit of personal touch to any occasion. 

22. Egg Cartoon Butterfly Craft For Kids

Image and tutorial by Crafty Morning

These easy-to-make butterflies only require simple materials and a dash of creativity. Whether you use them to decorate a party or just for fun indoor play, egg cartoon butterflies will surely bring colorful joy into your life. So, don’t wait and get ready to spread your wings and create some sweet and silly butterfly friends!

23. Butterfly With Washi tape

Image and tutorial by Artsy Momma

Butterflies are an ultimate symbol of beauty and transformation, and what better way to transform your craft game than with some colorful Washi tape? Get ready to spread your wings and fly into some creative fun with these DIY Butterflies using Washi tape. 

24. Tie-Dye baby Wipes Butterfly

Image and tutorial by I can teach my child

Who knew using just a few baby wipes and some tie-dye kit, you could create a colorful butterfly that will make all your friends jealous? Just fold, scrunch, and dye your wipes to create a unique pattern, then add some pipe cleaner antennae and googly eyes for the finishing touches. 

25. Stiffened Lace Butterfly Hair Pins

Image and tutorial by Cutesy Crafts

Looking for a way to add some fluttery flair to your hairstyle? Look no further than these Stiffened Lace Butterfly Hair Pins! These delicate and dainty accessories are perfect for adding a touch of whimsy to any updo or ponytail. Your kids will thank you!

26. Butterfly Hair Bow Tutorial

Image and tutorial by Stitched By Crystal

Ready to channel your inner butterfly and rock a fabulous hair bow? Look no further, my fluttery friend! This tutorial will transform your dull hair into a beautiful butterfly masterpiece. So grab the glue gun and some colorful ribbon, and let’s spread our wings and fly into the land of hair accessories! 

27. 3D Puffy Tissue Paper Butterfly

Image and tutorial by Crafts By Amanda

Perfect for adding pizzazz to any room or outdoor area, this butterfly craft is easy to make with just a few simple supplies. So go ahead and flutter your creativity with this 3D Puffy Tissue Paper Butterfly!

28. Clay Foot Print Ring Dish

Image and tutorial by Messy Little Monster

Are you looking for a way to immortalize your little one’s footprints while keeping your jewelry organized? Look no further than the Clay Baby Foot Print Ring Dish! It’s like a tiny museum exhibit for your child’s adorably chubby feet, except you can store your rings and earrings instead of priceless artifacts.

29. Butterfly Fridge Magnet

Image and tutorial by Craft Passion

Not only will this butterfly craft hold your grocery list and reminder notes with ease, but it will also add a touch of whimsy to your kitchen. Just be careful not to mistake it for a real butterfly and try to chase it out of the house!

30. Easy No Sew Felt Butterfly 

Image and tutorial by A Cultivated Nest

Want to keep your little ones entertained and crafty without breaking a sweat? Well, we have got the perfect solution for you. This easy felt butterfly requires no sewing. Grab some felt, scissors, and glue, and you’re ready.

31. No-Sew Tulle Butterflies Tutorial

Image and tutorial by Birds Party

With this No-Sew Tulle Butterflies Tutorial, you’ll be fluttering around with your whimsical creations in no time. Who needs a needle and thread when you’ve got tulle and a little glue?

32. Butterfly Party Invitation

Image and tutorial by Printable Cuttable Creatables

This invitation card is a fantastic way to add whimsy to your next shindig. So don’t be a moth to the flame; RSVP now and let’s start this party!

33. Crochet Butterfly

Image and tutorial by Fine Craft Guild

This is a fantastic way to add a touch of whimsy to your crochet creations and a great excuse to use up all those bright and beautiful scraps of yarn lurking in the back of your stash. So spread your wings and get ready to crochet up some fluttery fun! 

34. Butterfly Papel Picado

Image and tutorial by Happy Thought

If you desire to add whimsy to your next gathering, this Butterfly Papel Picado is the way to go. Just ensure you have plenty of margaritas on hand to keep up with its festive vibe. Plus is craft is great to improve your fine motor skills. 

35. Cardboard Butterfly Wings

Image and tutorial by Fun At Home With Kids

Looking for a lightweight and eco-friendly way to fly? Look no further than cardboard butterfly wings! Made from 100% recycled cardboard and guaranteed to give you that fluttery feeling (even if you’re running around your backyard), these wings are a must-have for any aspiring lepidopterist on a budget.

36. Thumbprint Art Painted Flower Pots

Image and tutorial by Mom Always Finds Out

Looking for an easy and fantastic fun way to spice up your dull flower pots? Why not give them a thumbs-up with some thumbprint art? With just a little paint and thumb power, you can transform those boring pots into blooming works of art.

37. Quick And Easy Edible Butterfly Craft

Image and tutorial by Pickle Bums

Looking to make some cupcakes that will have your guests fluttering with excitement? Try these cupcakes – because who doesn’t love a dessert that’s both cute and delicious? 

38. DIY Butterfly Garland

Image and tutorial by Flour And Felt

These butterfly garlands are a perfect way to add whimsy and magic to any room! Plus, breaking out the glitter and glue guns is a great excuse. Plus, you can impress your friends by saying you made it yourself. Happy crafting!

39. Butterfly Pencil Topper

Image and tutorial by Dear Creatives

Introducing the Butterfly Pencil Topper – the perfect accessory for adding a touch of fluttery flair to your writing utensil. This topper will make all your classmates jealous with its delicate wings and adorable antenna. 

40. Easy Origami Butterflies

Image and tutorial by Printables Fairy

If you desire a quick and easy way to transform a plain sheet of paper into something beautiful, look no further than Easy Origami Butterflies! You can quickly create your own fluttering friends with just a few simple folds. So grab some paper, get folding, and watch as your creativity takes flight!

41. Butterfly Mobile

Image and tutorial by Filth Wizar Dry

This project is the perfect way to bring a bit of whimsy to your room and remind yourself to spread your wings and fly free like a butterfly! Just make sure you don’t get too dizzy staring at it, or you might start flapping your wings and accidentally knock over some furniture.

42. Flapping Butterflies

Image and tutorial by Pink Stripey Socks

Get ready to witness the most impressive fluttering of wings since the invention of the chicken dance – introducing flapping butterflies! Just be sure to watch out for any nearby windows – we wouldn’t want to release these beauties into the wild accidentally!

43. DIY Butterfly Cloche

Image and tutorial by A Blue Nest

This delightful contraption will protect your plants in style with a fluttering array of colorful butterflies perched atop a wire mesh dome. So why late? Check out the tutorial and get started with the project already!

44. Spring Boxwood Butterfly Wreath

Image and tutorial by Fun365

Embrace your inner butterfly and let this wreath take center stage on your front door. Who knows, you might even attract some real-life butterflies to come and join the party!

45. DIY Butterfly Tree Centerpiece

Image and tutorial by Rhythms Of Play

First, find a sturdy branch to hold your butterfly friends (or, if you’re feeling extra crafty, make your branch out of wire and paper mache). Then, scour your local craft store for butterfly cutouts, channel your inner Picasso, and draw your own. Finally, attach the butterflies to the branch with wire or string, and voila – a beautiful centerpiece that will have your guests fluttering with delight. 

46. Butterfly Specimen Wall Art

Image and tutorial by Design Improvised

This art isn’t your average butterfly art! Instead, this is a high-end, sophisticated piece painstakingly crafted with the finest paper and scissors known to humankind. It’s so exquisite you’ll almost forget it’s just a bunch of paper glued together. 

47. DIY Butterfly Lantern

Image and tutorial by My Poppet

Are you looking to add some fluttery ambiance to your outdoor space? Look no further than the DIY Butterfly Lantern! This easy-to-make craft project will have your garden feeling like a whimsical wonderland in no time. 

48. Paper Butterfly Bouquet

Image and tutorial by Martha Stewart

A paper butterfly bouquet is a perfect gift for someone who loves the beauty of nature but has a crippling fear of actual butterflies. Plus, with a paper bouquet, you won’t have to worry about any butterfly kisses turning into butterfly bites. Talk about a win-win situation!

49. DIY Butterflies Photo Frame

Image and tutorial by Out Numbered 3 – 1

Did you know you can transform an ordinary frame into a beautiful butterfly haven with just a few simple steps? And the best part? You don’t need fancy equipment or expert skills – just creativity and a willingness to get your hands a little sticky. 

50. DIY Butterfly Photo Backdrop

Image and tutorial by Flax And Twine

All you need to do this fantastic project is some paper, glue, and a pair of scissors – oh, and a whole lot of patience.

Start by cutting out a gazillion butterfly shapes in various sizes and colors. Then, glue them onto a plain backdrop in a chaotic yet aesthetically pleasing pattern. And voila! You now have a whimsical background perfect for your next photoshoot.

51. Butterfly Headband

Image and tutorial by Untouchable

With this headband, you’ll feel like a beautiful butterfly fluttering around, even if you’re just sitting on the couch binge-watching Netflix. So spread your wings, err…headband, and fly away into the fashion world!

52. Fabric Butterfly Art

Image and tutorial by Diary Of A Quilter

Why settle for real butterflies when you can have beautiful and everlasting ones made of fabric? Check out the tutorial and save it for your next DIY project!

53. DIY Dancing Butterflies

Image and tutorial by DIY Fun Ideas

This project is the perfect way to bring some fluttery fun to your home! You can create your own butterfly dance party with just a few simple steps. 

54. Stained Glass Butterfly Wings

Image and tutorial by Family Days Tried And Tested

Who needs boring old regular wings when you can have vibrant, colorful, and oh-so-chic stained glass wings instead? 

55. Snack Bag Butterflies

Image and tutorial by Kids Friendly Things To Do

The perfect solution for indulging in your favorite snacks without feeling guilty about all the plastic waste! Reuse your old snack bags and turn them into colorful butterflies! Viola! You’ve got yourself a guilt-free snack companion.

If you love these easy butterfly crafts for kids and adults, don’t forget to pin the above image to your “DIY and crafts” board. 

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