Butterfly Crafts for Preschoolers

Butterfly crafts for preschoolers are perfect for spring and summer afternoons. Kids will love all 25 of these creative ideas. 

Whether you’re looking for a butterfly craft to add to a unit study or you’re just looking for something fun to do with your preschoolers, your little ones will love all of the preschool butterfly craft ideas I’m featuring below!

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Butterflies are always so pretty, and your kids will love making some of their very own. They will have a blast flitting around the room with them, and you get some good laughs too. Add these craft ideas to your butterfly preschool theme this spring and summer.

butterfly crafts for preschoolers

Not only are butterflies fun to to watch, they are fun to base crafts off of too! Whether you are an adult or child, you can’t help but feel playful when you make one of these beautiful butterflies. 

Spring and summer are the perfect time to learn about the life cycle of a butterfly. This fun craft for kids will help kids visualize the butterfly life cycle. Homeschool Preschool

Butterfly snack bags are an easy to make snack for kids. They can be filled with candy, fruit, or even cheese balls so that they can be as healthy or an indulging as you would like! Crayons and Cravings

If you’re looking for butterfly craft preschool kids can make, this simple yet beautiful cupcake liner butterfly craft is perfect for them. The Joy of Sharing

These paper doily butterflies can be as colorful as your kids wish! Using food coloring makes them super fun. Crafts by Amanda

Crafting, glitter, and butterflies come together in this activity. It’s tons of fun making these blue morpho butterfly craftsKid World Citizen

Your kids will love decorating the yard and garden with these paper garden butterfliesBlue Bear Wood

While this butterfly paper heart craft takes a little advanced prep work, it’ll be well worth it when it’s on display in your craft space! Hello Wonderful

Scour your craft closet for supplies, gather your preschoolers, and make a whole collection of clothespin butterflies. They’re great for hanging art projects on the wall! Blissful Domestication

Here’s another fun, and completely different, idea for making clothespin butterfliesArty Crafty Kids

These DIY butterfly number stones are a great way to get kids to work on counting in a fun, hands-on way. Crafts on Sea

Recycle some corrugated cardboard to make this preschool butterfly craft. It’s a perfect way for little ones to express their creativity. Crafts on Sea

With just two craft supplies, your kids can whip up a whole batch of crepe paper butterflies in just five minutes! Artsy Crafty Mom

Whip up a batch of butterfly cupcakes for your next afternoon snack! Thrifty Jinxy

Looking for a healthier snack idea? Here’s fun butterfly snack made from fruit. Primary Playground

Save your old broken crayons. You won’t believe how easy it is to turn them into fun butterfly shaped crayonsThe Art Kit Blog

I love the handprint wings on this paper roll butterfly craft for kidsNon-Toy Gifts

Shaking this butterfly sensory bottle around keeps a colorful rainbow of butterflies in motion. It’s perfect for a calm-down tool or a simple quiet time activity. Rhythms of Play

These monarch butterfly peg dolls make great open-ended toys for pretend play and story telling. Rhythms of Play

It’s really easy to make a whole swarm of rainbow yarn butterflies. And, they can be made with any yarn you have on hand so no special supplies are necessary. A Dab of Glue Will Do

Once you show your kids how to accordion fold a sheet of craft paper, they’ll want to make tons of folded paper butterfliesBuggy and Buddy

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Gather some sticks and leaves on your next preschool nature walk. You won’t believe how simple it is to turn them into a beautiful work of art when you make this butterfly nature craftArtsy Crafty Mom

You don’t have to save this paper heart butterfly craft for Valentine’s Day. Whenever you choose to make it, the free template will make it easier to put together. Buggy and Buddy

3D butterflies look like they flying off the page in this sweet craft. It’s perfect for spring and summer, and it also makes a great Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day card. Projects with Kids

These paper butterfly puppets are a must do with your preschoolers! They’ll love flitting around the room or the yard with them. I Heart Crafty Things

Speaking of puppets, here’s a super cute paper bag butterfly craft for your preschoolers to try. I Heart Craft Things

Must Have Resources:

When completing these crafts and activities at home, I find that the following resources are very helpful to have on hand. 


More Butterfly Activities for Preschoolers

Butterfly books for toddlers! Board books that toddlers can hold and manipulate as they learn about caterpillars and butterflies!

March 14th is Learn about Butterflies Day! With spring coming up and flowers about to bloom, it’s the perfect time to learn all about butterflies. Some of these butterfly books teach about the life cycle. Others are simply delightful stories about butterflies to enjoy with your children.

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