Simple crafts can be so effective and versatile and this Cute Paper Butterfly Craft is just that! Use our free printable template to make one, two or a whole swarm of adorably cute and pretty butterflies!
This simple butterfly craft can be used in so many different ways. You could use them to decorate gifts and greeting cards, display them as a wall picture, add a popsicle stick handle to turn them into butterfly puppets or hang them as a Summer mobile. I’m sure you’ll be able to think of lots of other ideas for them too!
This paper butterfly craft would go so well with some of our other Summer crafts too. How about teaming them up with our Shake Painted Rock Snails, Jolly Sunshine Wands , Magic Growing Flowers, or Handprint Bees?
Cute Paper Butterfly Craft Tutorial
Paper Butterflies Supplies
- Free Printable Template (Get yours at the bottom of this post.)
- Coloured Craft Paper
- Black Sharpie Pen
- Pink Sharpie Pen
How To Make Paper Butterflies
1 – Print and cut out the free template. (Get yours at the bottom of this post.)
2 – Trace around the shapes onto coloured card or paper of your choice and cu out the pieces.
3 – Make your butterfly’s face and body by drawing the features onto your oval pattern piece. We used a black Sharpie Pen to draw the smile and striped body and a pink Sharpie to make the rosy cheeks.
4 – Glue the butterfly body onto the middle of the wings.
5 – Glue the inner wing patterns onto the butterfly wings. Children can cut or draw additional patterns too of course. It’s a fun way to learn about symmetry!
6 – Finish your cute paper butterfly craft by glueing on the two small antennae.
We think it’s fun to make lots of different butterflies in a range of colours and to give each one a different face. So cute and Summery!
Print the instructions below: