Are your kids as fascinated with the butterfly lifecycle as we are? The journey from egg to butterfly is truly an amazing transformation! These Colourful Butterfly Masks are a fantastic way to celebrate the wonder of butterflies and engage children in learning all about them.
These pretty butterfly masks are easy to make with our free printable template and a fun way to introduce children to the idea of symmetry and pattern making too.
Flutter on down for the full instructions and to get your free template.
Butterflies are fantastic pollinators and really important to our environment. Why not truly inspire children’s learning about these amazing creatures with a butterfly growing kit? We do one of these sets every year and they never cease to engage and amaze the whole family!
While you’re here take a peek at some of our other favourite Spring and Summer crafts too. Click on the photos below to go straight to the posts and scroll on down to see how to make your butterfly masks and to collect your free printable template.
Easy Colourful Butterfly Masks Tutorial
You can use the printable template to make butterflies in any colours you like. We think it’s fun to make a few masks in different colours. Or how about trying to match the colours and patterns children see on real butterflies on their nature hikes?
Supplies To Make Butterfly Masks
- Free Printable Butterfly Template (Get yours at the end of this post.)
- Coloured Card Stock
- Black Sharpie Pen
- Popsicle Sticks or Elastic
How To Make Colourful Butterfly Masks
1 – Start to make your butterfly masks by choosing a range of brightly coloured card and printing out your free template. (Available at the bottom of this tutorial.)
2 – Cut out your butterfly template and trace around it onto coloured card stock. Trace and cut out the eye holes.
3 – Cut out the symmetrical butterfly patterns and trace them on to coloured card. It’s fun to mix and match the colours. Lay them out onto your butterfly to make sure you like your colour choices and then glue them into place.
4 – You can make your butterfly masks even more special by glueing on some glitter too if you like.
5 – Use your Sharpie pen to add some detail to the butterfly’s body.
6 – Glue the butterfly body into place.
7 – Cut some thin slivers of card to make the butterfly antennae.
8 – Glue the antennae onto the back of the butterfly’s head.
9 – These butterfly masks can be either hand held or elasticated. If you want a hand held mask then glue on a popsicle stick handle. If you want a butterfly mask to wear hands free then punch a small hole on either side and attach some ribbon or elastic.
Colourful Butterfly Masks are so pretty and fun to make. We hope you enjoy yours.
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