Sunday, July 4, 2021

Easy Flapping Paper Butterfly Preschool Craft

We've done a ton of paper butterfly crafts on the blog and today I have one more to add to the list. I recently made these cute and easy fluttering paper butterflies with a group of preschoolers. The kids enjoyed decorating the paper insects and then flying them around outside. 


Here's how we made them!

How to Make Easy Flapping Paper Butterflies with Preschoolers

How to Fold and decorate Fluttering Paper butterflies for an easy preschool craft


Materials Needed:

  • Scissors
  • Colorful Paper
  • Markers, Stickers, and a Paper Hole Punch

Directions:


1. Fold a normal sheet of colorful computer paper in half and cut along the fold. Now you have two half sheets that are perfect for making butterflies.

How to Fold and decorate Fluttering Paper butterflies for an easy preschool craft



2. Fold a half-sheet in half. (You can do this, or you can have older preschoolers do it.)

How to Fold and decorate Fluttering Paper butterflies for an easy preschool craft



3. Cut out a butterfly shape. (You can do this or you can draw out a shape and have older kids out the shape for you.)

How to Fold and decorate Fluttering Paper butterflies for an easy preschool craft



4. Open your paper butterfly up and decorate both sides with stickers, markers, hole punches... whatever! the skies the limit!

How to Fold and decorate Fluttering Paper butterflies for an easy preschool craft



5. Once you're done decorating, fold down one of the wings.

How to Fold and decorate Fluttering Paper butterflies for an easy preschool craft



6. And then the other.

How to Fold and decorate Fluttering Paper butterflies for an easy preschool craft



7. And voila! You've got some lovely paper butterflies that really will flutter! (You can see an image of our paper butterflies fluttering over on IG.)

How to Fold and decorate Fluttering Paper butterflies for an easy preschool craft


And if you enjoyed this butterfly craft, check out these other fun and gorgeous butterfly crafts!


Have fun!

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