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55 Beautiful Butterfly Craft Ideas

Loraine loves arts and crafts and used to volunteer at an elementary art class. She loves sharing fun and easy craft tutorials.

This article provides you with 55 various butterfly crafts for adults and kids to enjoy!

This article provides you with 55 various butterfly crafts for adults and kids to enjoy!

Butterfly Crafts for Adults and Kids

Butterfly crafts are suitable for any time of year, but we seem to associate them more with spring and Easter. That's probably because we consider butterflies the symbol of new life.

I've searched the web to find what I consider the nicest and most outstanding butterfly crafts for kids and for adults. In this article, I will show you pictures of these outstanding butterfly crafts and give you the links to the sites that will tell you how to make the butterflies.


1. Paper Bag Butterflies

You'll find these butterflies so super easy to make when you follow the instructions at I Heart Crafty Things.


2. Butterfly Wreath

Welcome spring by making a beautiful butterfly wreath to impress your friends and family when they come to visit.


3. Butterfly Garland

Choose whatever color, or type of paper, that you want to make your butterfly garland. I really like the looks of the book page or newspaper print butterflies. Painting them with watercolor would be easy and give them a different look. You'll go to theguardian to find the instructions for this project.


4. Paper Mache Clay Butterfly

If you haven't made anything with paper mache clay yet and would like to try it, this is a nice project to make. I've made Santas, turkeys and snowmen using the paper mache clay and this method is very addictive. To find out how to make the paper mache clay, and how to make this butterfly, go to Ultimate PAPER MACHE.

5. How to Make Feather Butterflies

The video above provides a tutorial that teaches you how to make feather butterfly hair accessories.


6. Graphics Fairy Ornament

The Graphics Fairy is the site to go to for the tutorial to make this beautiful Christmas ball. They have so many free vintage images to download, that you'll be able to find many that you'll love. An outstanding project and site.

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7. Butterflies Under Glass

A beautiful decorator piece that will look elegant all year round on your mantel or side table. Find the instructions for this project at Mark Montano.


8. Beaded Butterfly

This is a very easy project that I think it would make a cute arrangement or mobile for a babies room. Use any kind of bead as long as the chenille strip will thread through it----and that's a lot smaller than you imagine. Then use your babies room décor to decide on the colors. Real cute!! Go to indietutes for the instructions.


9. Butterfly Sun Catcher

Make these butterfly sun catchers to dress up your windows. Find the directions for this craft at, Kids & Glitter. These are beautiful.


10. Aluminum Can Butterflies

These unique tin butterflies, and a tutorial for making them, can be found at Instructables.


11. Monarch Butterfly Wings

Who knows when they may need butterfly wings for a class play, a party or Halloween. The tutorial at Buggy and Buddy shows how to make these felt wings.


12. Paper Plate Butterflies

Learn how you can make beautiful paper plate butterflies at Artsy Momma. The kids will love making these.


13. Tie Dye Baby Wipes Butterflies

Tie dyed baby wipes are used to make these beautiful butterflies. Imagine all the different butterflies you could make using this method.