DIY Spring Butterfly Craft

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Who is ready for spring? I love it when the temperature starts warming and the trees and plants start turning vibrate colors. I can't think of a better way to celebrate spring than to do some crafts with your kids. This butterfly craft is not only cheap to make, but you might already have all the supplies in your home. If not, your local dollar store will have everything you need.

Spring Butterfly Craft

Spring Butterfly Craft

Supplies needed

  • Watercolors
  • Coffee Filters
  • 2 inch wire pics with small bulbs on the end
  • Black Sharpie
  • Crayola Model Magic (white)
  • Skewers
  • Scissors


  1. Your butterfly is made of a coffee filter. The smaller side of the coffee filter is the center of your butterfly. Lay the filter down on the table with the center of the butterfly on the left side. Don't cut on the left fold.
  2. Design the shape of your butterfly with the black Sharpie on the coffee filter. Cut it out so each of the sides touch the center of the butterfly.
  3. Make veins with a permanent marker on both sides.
  4. Roll out of the clay into two long thin pieces and put one on top and the other underneath. Make sure they are longer than the center section. Connect tale and top.
  5. Fold the wire pic (antenna) in half and mush it in the clay at the top.
  6. Open your butterfly and use watercolors to give your butterfly it's beautiful color. If you want, you can color the clay too. I left mine white since my butterfly was so colorful.

You can put these butterflies on a skewer if you want to make them come to life. Make sure you wrap the clay around the skewer in the middle if you want to do this option. You can also make several of these butterflies without skewers and put them in a shadow box like a butterfly collection.

This craft is fun for any age child, including teens. My daughter loved doing this project with her younger brother. This spring craft is inexpensive, fun, and easy. Decorate your home for spring with the spring butterfly craft and before you know it, you will be dreaming of butterflies and warm weather.

What spring project are you doing with your kids?

Jill Greenlaw has a banking background. She gave that up 19 years ago when she got married and started having kids. She loved being a stay-at-home mom while raising her four beautiful children. She now works for the Mom It Forward team as the Editorial and Sales Manager. She loves her job. Her interests include camping, motorcycling, boating, photography, reading, cooking, and traveling. Put her in flip flops anywhere warm and she is happy.

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