Flappy Butterfly, Toddler Craft

Metamorphosis

Once the caterpillars turned into butterflies, we watched them up close and talked about how they’d be set free just as soon as it stopped raining. Of course, a butterfly craft was in order. Our two-year olds decorated their butterfly cutouts with markers. Dot markers or paint could be used on thicker paper or tagboard, but then the butterflies wouldn’t be as flappy. The kids were proud of their creations and flew their butterflies around the classroom.

Best quote of the day: Upon seeing a butterfly open and close its wings,  one of the girls said, “The butterfly is clapping!” How cute is that?!

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Supplies:

  • paper
  • scissors
  • markers
  • craft sticks
  • pipe cleaners
  • masking tape

Steps:

  1. Cut out butterfly shape.
  2. Decorate butterfly with markers.
  3. Tape craft stick and two pipe cleaners to back of butterfly, leaving top of craft stick showing–about one inch–above paper butterfly. Curl ends of pipe cleaner antennae.
  4. Create butterfly’s face by adding eyes and mouth to part of craft stick showing.

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