Adorable Butterfly Puppet on a Stick Craft for Kids to Make {with Free Template}

Get creative with a colourful butterfly craft for kids that's not only fun to make, but has so many fun ways to use it too!

This butterfly craft is perfect for kids of all ages and can be used in a variety of ways.

Whether you use it as a Spring decoration, as part of learning about the butterfly life cycle, or to encourage creative play, this butterfly craft is sure to put a smile on any child's face.

Butterfly Craft Ideas

There are so many ways your child can enjoy using these butterfly puppets on sticks when they are made.

1. Use as a room decoration

Add your child's adorable paper butterfly to a bulletin board, wall, or hang it over the bed to make it look like it's flying!

2. Make a butterfly mobile

Make several different types of butterflies and add them to a mobile to create a fun and colourful decoration.

3. Turn it into a game

Have your child make several different types of butterflies, then use them to play a matching game or memory game.

4. Encourage pretend play

Kids will have a blast using the butterfly craft as props for their pretend play.

They can fly around the room, land on flowers, and even act out a butterfly book as you read it out loud.

You can see some of our favourite butterfly books here.

5. Turn them into magnets

Glue a magnet to the back of the butterfly and use it to hold up papers or artwork on the fridge.

6. Give butterflies as a gift

Have your child make butterflies as a nice gift for family and friends.

7. Make spring bunting

Make a bunch of butterflies and tie them together with a ribbon to use as a fun and unique bunting to hang in your home.

There are so many reasons to love this easy butterfly craft for kids!

It's easy to make, can be used in so many different ways, and is sure to entertain kids for hours.

So gather up some supplies and get ready to have some fun!

How to Make Butterfly Puppet on a Stick Craft

Here's how to make the cute butterfly craft.

You will need our free printable PDF template to cut out the pieces.


What You'll Need:


1. Select different coloured craft papers for the butterfly paper craft.

2. Print the free PDF template. Trace the template patterns on to the selected coloured craft papers and cut them out carefully.

You can also use colorful glittery papers for the small patterns or as accents on your butterfly.

3. Grab the wing pattern pieces and attach the smaller wing patterns inside the main wings, as you can see below.

4. Attach the 2 antennae on the top side of the body pattern.

Attach the thorax body pattern along the centre of the wing pattern. 

5. Attach the smallest wing pattern cutouts inside the previous patterns.

I’m using glittery papers for the smallest patterns. 

6. Draw in face details and lines across the butterfly's abdomen for detail.

Then attach the paper butterfly craft on to a popsicle stick to complete the craft.

Use different coloured craft papers for variation to make a whole kaleidoscope of butterflies!

Making this butterfly craft is easy and, as we laid out above, it can be used in so many different ways.

Kids will love using their imagination to play with these colourful butterflies!

They also make a great springtime or summer craft, or a fun addition to your butterfly lifecycle, spring or summer homeschool lessons.

Use them as a decoration, part of a unit study, or even give them away as gifts to grandparents.

No matter how you use them, these butterfly crafts for kids are a great way to have some fun with your kids!

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