Pretty butterflies are a great sight on a nice, spring day! Their colorful wings are very attractive, especially to young children. And if you are looking for a DIY butterfly craft for preschoolers, you're on the right page! We have an easy butterfly craft for kids that you will surely love. Get ready with your arts and crafts stuff, we're flying on a DIY adventure!
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Kids are curious beings - no wonder they are easily attracted to crawling bugs and flying butterflies around them. So if you want to settle them down with some arts and crafts (and still develop Kindergarten skills), check out our easy and simple DIY Butterfly Craft! Preschooler kids can do this with your guide, and materials are easy to find.
Materials for DIY Butterfly Craft
Steps in Making a DIY Butterfly Craft
Step 1 Using the cardstock, draw or print an outline of a butterfly. Then, cut it out and use it as a pattern. Place it on top of the transparency film or acetate sheet and cut it out! You can also use a marker to trace its outline on the acetate sheet, then cut it out.
Step 2 Get a wood craft dowel and dip it in acrylic paint. Then, stamp it along the outline of the butterfly on acetate sheet. You can also leave space so you can alternate the colors! It would also be a good idea to change to a new wood dowel when using a different color to avoid mixing up the colors!
Step 3 Now, use the cotton balls to decorate and color the inner wings of your pretty butterfly! Dab it on the acrylic paint (make sure not to dip it too much!). Then dab it lightly on each side of the wings to make the design asymmetrical. Use different colors too! The more, the merrier!
Step 4 While waiting for the paint to dry up, prepare the butterfly's body! Grab the spoon and wrap it up with some colorful yarn. Cover the whole handle of the spoon, which will serve as the thorax and abdomen of the butterfly! You can secure the yarn with a glue gun and glue stick.
Step 5 Bend the pipe cleaner into a Y-shape, then attach it to the head of the spoon using the glue gun and glue stick again. It will become the colorful butterfly's antenna! Add some beads at its ends too!
Step 6 Draw the butterfly's smiling face using a marker! Aww, look how cute and happy it is!
Step 7 Lastly, attach the body made out of a spoon to the acetate sheet. Glue it to the colorful wings you just painted - and there you have it! Your very own lovely butterfly!
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Even the games are reusable, so their younger siblings can play with it in the future! What a great value for money, right? You can also get duplicates of the craft for his/her siblings for only $3.25 a month! And if your child loves our thematic crafts, you can subscribe to our Craft Lovers Upgrade for more fun crafts and two additional arts and crafts activities. That's just $4.25 per child! Savor your time with your kids with less time researching and preparing for hands-on activities - with the help of My Pre-K Box!
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