By Kid’s Craft Contributor Tracey, from the blog We Made That.
My daughter’s Kindergarten class just did a project where they raised some caterpillars and watched them build their cocoons then turn into butterflies. The whole class did a document where they got to draw pictures of the entire process and talk about each stage of the transformation.
Needless to say, my daughter thought this whole thing was pretty cool. She talked about it a lot and was really excited when the butterflies finally emerged from the cocoons. Last week the class took the butterflies outside and released them as a group. The teacher made a big production of it and I know my daughter was so excited. When she got home, all she could do was talk about the butterflies.
So, I thought it would be fun to make some butterflies of our own for her to keep. She was so excited about making these and has been playing with them for a few days now. They are pretty simple to make I did help her put the buttons on the pipe cleaners, but she was able to do all the rest herself. Once the excitement is over and she is done playing with them, I plan on hanging them from the ceiling in her room, I just think they would look so cute flying around the room!
- Yarn (any color)
- Buttons (2 big 2 smaller per butterfly)
- Craft Sticks (2 per butterfly)
- Pipe cleaner (1 per butterfly)
- Glue Gun
Using your glue gun, glue two craft sticks together in an X shape
Then, glue the end of your yarn to the middle of your X.
Wrap your yarn around one end of your X and keep wrapping till you get to the end.
Then, using your glue gun, glue the end of the string to your craft stick. Then, repeat for the other side of your X
Slip two buttons onto one end of your pipe cleaner.
Feed the pipe cleaner through again to make the eyes and antennae. Repeat on other end of pipe cleaner.
Your finished butterfly should look like these!
Now play with your new toy or hang them up in your room!
PS: A quick update, my daughter finally lost that tooth and we got to use our No Sew Tooth Fairy Pillow we made. I don’t think I have ever seen a kid so happy to lose a tooth before.