Beaded Butterflies

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By Kid’s Crafts Contributor Tracey, from the blog We Made That.

Beaded Butterfly

With spring finally here I wanted to do a fun craft that would get us in the spring spirit.  And what better craft than a butterfly craft to do that?  So we decided to make some beaded butterflies that the girls could play with.

This was a great fine motor skill activity for my youngest daughter since it takes a lot of hand eye coordination to put the beads on the pipe cleaners.  Younger children may take a little more time with this project but it is great practice for them so let them do it themselves if you can.

After the girls each made a butterfly, my oldest daughter was feeling really inspired and decided to make a horse.  I posted a picture of it at the bottom of this post so you can see how it turned out.  That is the great thing about this project is that really you can make any animal you want using just pipe cleaners and pony beads.



Fill Pipe Cleaners

Start by filling your pipe cleaners up with some beads.


For the main body fold one end down then fold it back up so it looks like a V at the end


To make the wings just wrap a part of the pipe cleaner around the top of the main one with the V
Then wrap it around the middle, and one more time at the end.  You will then do the same thing with the third pipe cleaner.

Beaded Animals

Once they are all done, the kids can play with them, or you can hang them in their rooms for decoration!

My oldest daughter decided to make a horse too. That is what is pictured above.

Beaded Horse

Here is another picture of the horse.  Using the process of the beads and Pipe Cleaners you can make almost any animal the kids want!

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About Tracey

I am a work at home mother of two living just outside Kansas City, KS. I started crafting with my oldest daughter to spend more time with her and to get her to focus more. And I have to say it has been a great experience for us both. As a matter of fact I have created a craft monster since she tells me several times a week “Let’s do a project MOM!” My youngest is finally at an age where we can start crafting with her too, but then comes the challenge of coming up with something a toddler can do that a preschooler will enjoy also… oh the challenges of a crafting mom. I hope to inspire other parents to craft and create things with their kids.

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