Make this easy Crepe Paper Butterfly Craft with just two materials! Perfect for little kids to make and stick on cards, gifts or the walls of their room!
Butterflies are among the prettiest and most delicate creatures alive, aren’t they? They remind us of childhood and innocence and spring and bring out all kinds of positive feelings. That’s why I enjoy doing Butterfly Crafts; I love having them around my craft room!
You probably wish you could wave a magic wand so some colorful butterflies would magically appear! Well, I’m no Hogwarts expert, but I do have a craft that’s as easy as waving a wand! Check out our easy Crepe Paper Butterfly Craft for kids that requires all of two materials and 5 minutes!
Easy Crepe Paper Butterfly Craft for Kids
- Plain or patterned crepe paper in different colors
- Pipe cleaners
- Sheet of chart paper (optional)
- Black sharpie (optional)
1. For each butterfly, we need four strips of crepe paper. Make them as long as you want your butterfly’s wings to be. You also need one pipe cleaner – make it long enough to bend and twist comfortably.
2. Place all the strips together with the edges aligned. Pinch the center to make a kind of bow shape.
3. Use the pipe cleaner to tie the crepe paper in the pinched center. Twist to secure the ends.
4. Once you’re sure that the crepe paper will stay in place, cut off the excess pipe cleaner bits, leaving behind enough for the antennae.
5. Now pull two of the crepe paper strips slightly downwards, so that your butterfly now has four wings. Take care not to tear the paper! Trim any uneven edges if necessary.
6. That’s one butterfly done and more to go! Make as many as you like in different colors – this is certainly a case of the more being merrier. Once you’ve finished, arrange them on a chart paper as background. Use a sharpie to mark the butterfly’s movements if you like, and maybe even write an inspirational quote!
This crepe paper butterfly craft is quite versatile. Use it instead of bows on gifts, or on greeting cards. Create some wall art for your room with a large collection of butterflies. This is also a great classroom activity where each kid can contribute one butterfly to make a collective masterpiece!