Multi Texture Butterfly Craft

Laura | April 23, 2022 |

Butterflies are beautiful and fun to create at any time of the year. Getting your kids outside and foraging for bits and pieces that they can use in their artwork, in combination with other materials you already have will spark their imagination, and bring even more fun into their arts and crafts time.

What You Will Need To Bring the Outside In

  • Blue thin card or paper
  • Popsicle stick
  • Sticky Gems
  • Grass stems
  • An assortment of leaves
  • 1 cm x Pom poms
  • Googly Eyes
  • Gluestick
  • Scissors
  • Multicolored confetti
What you will need

Step 1

Lay all of your materials out on your paper, then start cutting the leaves of the stems to form the butterfly wings. Place a popsicle stick in the center of your leaves for the body. Then, start adding your grass stems to the bottom of the picture.

First butterfly in progress

Step 2

Once you are happy with the position and layout of your butterflies, you can then go ahead and glue them in place, before decorating them. Don’t forget to add the googly eyes to your butterfly.

Decorating the butterflies

Step 3

Add anything you wish to bring your picture to life. In our case, my son decided to add a sun to the picture and some flowers to the grass stems which he said the butterflies would like.

Time Needed For This Craft

Including collecting the materials you need from your garden or yard this activity should take you and your kid/s around 30 minutes to complete, from start to finish. If you use PVA glue instead of a glue stick, you may find it takes a little longer as some of the thinner items (including leaves and confetti will break).

Finished artwork that is fun to do all year

I am a mom of 3, 5 year old twins boy/girl, and an 18 month old baby girl. We are always crafting, and enjoy making everything everything, whether gifts for family or items for the home.

We started off (as I think most crafty parents do) by making macaroni jewelry and play-doh when they were little, and now make everything from castles made out of toilet paper rolls, to insect houses made out of bamboo straws.

I love trying out new crafts with my children!


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