Preschool Butterflies Arts and Crafts



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Flying Butterflies
Submitted by Paula
What You Need:
  • Tissue Paper
  • Paint, or colors, markers
  • Twisty Ties
What You Do:
  • Cut out wings out of the tissue paper. Then let the kids decorate them however they want. Next put the twisty tie around the wings to make the thorax and antennas. Then put all the butterflies in a popcorn bowl. Let your kids wave books, poster board, etc. Next to the bowl and watch the butterflies fly.
Coffee Filter Butterflies
Submitted by Leslie
What You Need:
  • Coffee Filters
  • Spray Bottle with water
  • Washable Markers
  • Clothespins
What You Do:
  • Let kids color coffee filters, then spray them with the spray bottle, then twist and clip with clothespin. This will make the butterfly wings, the kids can then color a face and antennas on the clothespin.
Butterfly Footprints
Submitted by Tina
What You Need
  • Large White Paper
  • Paint
  • Markers, Glitter, or Other Decorating Materials
What You Do:
  • Put the Children's footprints on the paper (separated to make wings of a butterfly) Then (after they have dried) let the kids design their own unique butterfly
Insect Collage
Submitted by Karen
What You Need:
  • Contact Paper
  • Construction Paper or Tissue Paper
What You Do:
  • Cut the contact paper in the shape of a butterfly. Let you kids put the construction paper or tissue paper on it and make great collages
Make Your Own Butterflies
Submitted by Jenni
What You Need:
  • cotton balls
  • egg cartons
  • google eyes
  • pipe cleaners
  • construction paper
  • glitter, any other material that you want to use.
What You Do:
  • Cut the egg cartons and let the children make their own butterfly
Design a Butterfly
Submitted by J. Smith
What You Need:
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Popsicle Stick
  • Feathers
  • Football Shakers
  • Google Eyes
  • Construction Paper
  • Glitter
What You Do:
  • After talking about butterflies, and looking at pictures. Give the kids all of the materials and let them design their own butterflies. You will be amazed what great butterfly designs your kids will come up with
Rock Bug
Submitted by Mrs. Kelli
What You Need
  • Paint or Markers
  • Rock
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Glue
  • Google Eyes
What You Do:
  • If you live where you can, let your kids go pick out their own rocks. Then wash the rocks, let them dry. Then give the kids all the different supplies and let them design their own bug.
"The Very Quiet Cricket" Cricket
Submitted by Paige
What You Need:
  • egg cartons
  • google eyes
  • pipe cleaners
  • construction paper
  • glitter, any other material that you want to use.
What You Do:
  • Cut the egg cartons and let the children make their own cricket.

Note you can also make caterpillars for "The Very Hungry Caterpillar"
"The Very Hungry Caterpillar" Butterfly
Submitted by an Unknown Friend
What You Need:
  • Tissue Paper
  • Paint, or colors, markers
  • Twisty Ties
What You Do:
  • Read "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" with your children and then make a Cut out wings out of the tissue paper. Then let the kids decorate them however they want. Next put the twisty tie around the wings to make the thorax and antennas. Then put all the butterflies in a popcorn bowl. Let your kids wave books, poster board, etc. Next to the bowl and watch the bugs fly
"The Very Hungry Caterpillar" Coffee Filter Butterflies
Sub. by Tina
What You Need:
  • Coffee Filters
  • Spray Bottle with water
  • Washable Markers
  • Clothespins
What You Do:
  • Let kids color coffee filters, then spray them with the spray bottle, then twist and clip with clothespin. This will make the butterfly wings, the kids can then color a face and antennas on the clothespin.
"The Very Hungry Caterpillar" Caterpillar
Submitted by Lisa
What You Need:
  • Paint
  • Paper
  • Pompoms
  • Googly Eyes
What You Do:
  • Have your children cut out a leaf from green construction paper. Next have them paint three Pompoms. They can then glue these to their leaves and make a really cute "Hungry Caterpillar"
"The Very Hungry Caterpillar" Weave
Submitted by Paige
What You Need:
  • Paint
  • Paper
  • Yarn
What You Do:
  • Have your children create several different Foods that the very hungry caterpillar would eat. Next have them cut these out. Punch holes in the foods and then weave them together with green yarn. (as if the caterpillar had ate through them)
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