Easy Paper Butterflies Craft

Well it’s still Winter here. Saturday brought us large snowflakes, and yes it was beautiful, but I am still ready for Spring! My kids are itching for more time to run and jump in the warm breeze! And I’m itching for easier ways to tire them out! Despite the snow we’re continuing to Celebrate Spring with these beautiful Easy Paper Butterflies Craft.

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easy paper butterflies craft from Homegrown Friends

WHAT YOU NEED TO THE EASY PAPER BUTTERFLIES CRAFT

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colored 8 x 11 paper
scissors
markers/crayons/colored pencils
pipe cleaners
stapler/clear tape

AREAS OF DEVELOPMENT ENHANCED BY MAKING THE EASY PAPER BUTTERFLIES CRAFT

fine motor development
artistic expression
creativity
symmetry
butterfly anatomy

HOW TO MAKE THE EASY PAPER BUTTERFLIES CRAFT

Begin by folding the colored paper in half and drawing half of a butterfly shape.

draw half a butterfly on paper to make easy paper butterflies craft

Cut along the line making sure to not cut the folded part. If this is too tricky for your child (I helped Quinn) cut out the butterfly yourself.

Creating butterflies is a wonderful opportunity to teach older children about symmetry. Look at photographs of butterflies to observe how they are the same on each side, then have your child create his own symmetrical butterflies.

If you have little ones like mine simply give your child the opportunity to decorate paper butterflies.

using markers and crayons to make easy paper butterflies craftUsing pipe cleaners create the body and antennae of the butterfly and secure with staples or tape.

adding pipe cleaner bodies to easy paper butterflies craftWe created a butterfly sanctuary by taping our butterflies around the entrance to our living room. Quinn said “Every time you pass under the butterflies they will make people happy so we hug and kiss each other.” Sounds good to me!

decorating our home with the easy paper butterflies craft

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