If you’re looking for a great way to make beautiful butterflies, here’s a fun idea for kids of all ages! This butterfly simple craft only requires three supplies and about 15-20 minutes of your time.
It’s the perfect spring craft (works as summer crafts too) and is a fun way to decorate your butterfly wall art. The best of all is how easy it is and that it’s lots of fun!
Beautiful Butterfly Crafts With Paper
I love creative projects that don’t take too long to make! That’s why this simple butterfly craft became my and my kids’ favorites. We only needed square papers, scissors and a ribbon to make it.
This fun craft is ideal for older kids as it requires a bit of finger dexterity, but little kids can also help glue googly eyes or add their own details. Use these paper butterflies to decorate your wall and windows or simply celebrate spring!
Continue reading to the bottom of this post to get ideas for a different butterfly pattern.
Related: Beautiful Free Printable Butterfly Coloring Pages
- A square piece of paper
- a ribbon
- a pair of scissors
Step-By-Step Instructions To Make Easy Butterfly Craft With Paper
Cut the paper in half.
Take one half of the paper to make the top of the butterfly. Fold the left corners in until they meet in the middle.
Repeat on the other side. Fold the right corners in until they meet in the middle.
The next step is starting an accordion style fold about half a centimeter.
Continue accordion folding it until you’re finished.
Flip it over and fold it in half. These will be the top butterfly wings.
To make the bottom wings, all you have to do is grab the other piece of paper, and accordion fold it along the shorter width of the piece of paper.
Continue until you are done with accordion folding the bottom part too.
Fold it in half again along the width so the wings end up smaller than the upper wings.
Tie both pieces of the butterfly body together in the middle of the wings with the ribbon. It’s starting to look like a butterfly shape!
Make sure to tie the ribbon in the middle so it can double as the antenna. If you use wrapping ribbon, curl it!
Your cute paper butterfly craft is done!
Ideas To Make Your Own Paper Butterflies
We used origami paper with different colors on each side, but you can use regular printer paper, origami paper, tissue paper squares, construction paper, or wrapping paper with traced patterns or a beautiful decoration instead. This will make different wing patterns! For younger kids, we recommend using a pipe cleaner instead of ribbon.
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Which colors did you pick to make this paper butterfly craft?