Butterfly Crafts

These butterfly crafts are perfect for preschoolers! Add one or more to your butterfly, insect, spring, or summer preschool lesson plans.

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

Butterflies are fascinating, and your kids will love making some of their very own. They will have a blast flitting around the room with them when they’re done.

Add these craft ideas to your butterfly preschool theme this spring and summer.

Butterfly Crafts

Butterflies fun to to watch, and they are fun to base crafts off of, too!

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

Kids will love transforming a simple letter B into a cute butterfly with this B is for Butterfly craft. Parenting Chaos

Coffee filters, watercolors, and pipe cleaners are all you need to make these colorful coffee filter butterflies. Honey and Lime

Preserve your little one’s handprints with a paper handprint butterfly craft. A Mom’s Impression

Gather some pinecones on your next nature walk. Your kids will love using them to make pinecone butterflies. Inspiration Made Simple

This adorable tissue paper preschool butterfly craft is not only pretty enough to put on display, but it’s a great way to build motor skills. Homeschool Preschool

I’ve never crafted with black glue. But, this black glue butterfly craft is a great reason to try it. Learning and Exploring Through Play

Teach your little ones about monarch butterflies, and then let them make their own clothespin and watercolor Monarch butterfly crafts. Fireflies and Mudpies

This stained glass butterfly craft will look beautiful hanging in the window this summer. Here Come the Girls

Looking for a quick and easy butterfly to make? Try these popsicle stick butterflies! Growing Up Gabel

I love the way these garden butterflies look decorating a backyard fence. Blue Bear Wood

Teach kids about symmetry with this Monarch butterfly craft. Buggy and Buddy

These yarn butterflies will help your preschoolers strengthen their coordination and fine motor skills. Craft Train

Don’t miss this fun paper butterfly craft which uses a party blower as the body. Views from a Step Stool

This butterfly clothespin craft is perfect for your spring and summer crafting sessions. Clothespins and cupcake liners are all you need. Crystal and Co.

Using a paper brad, your kids can make moveable wings for this toilet roll handprint butterfly craft. Messy Little Monster

When you recycle colorful magazine pages, these magazine butterflies are sure to brighten up any room. There’s Just One Mommy

Glitter glue and googly eyes make these spring butterfly crafts absolutely adorable. Powerful Mothering

Butterfly paper bracelets are the perfect accessory for spring and summer! Easy Peasy and Fun

Spring flower butterflies are unique when kids use bits of nature – leaves, flower petals, etc. – to decorate them. Fantastic Fun and Learning

Preschoolers can make a paper bag butterfly puppet to act out their favorite butterfly stories. I Heart Crafty Things

Crafting with nature is lots of fun, and these fall leaf butterflies are no exception. Not fall yet? Grab some fake leaves from a local store to make them. Our Kid Things

When kids make this “Caterpillar to Butterfly” craft, they’ll love watching the caterpillar emerge and transform into a beautiful butterfly. Mama Smiles

This yarn-wrapped caterpillar and butterfly craft is a great way to have kids strengthen fine motor skills. Kids Craft Room


Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about butterflies. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.

Explore My World Butterflies
Pinkalicious and the Little Butterfly
Butterfly Butterfly: A Book of Colors

 Butterflies – Curious kids ages 3 to 7 will be excited to learn about the magical world of butterflies: their beauty, their importance to plant life, and their incredible metamorphosis and migration.Pinkalicious and the Little Butterfly – Pinkalicious is so excited when Miss Penny brings monarch caterpillars to class. She makes friends with one and watches as it turns into a pinkamazing butterfly!Butterfly Butterfly: A Book of Colors – Lucy sees a beautiful butterfly in the garden, along with a bright green beetle, a brilliant blue dragonfly, some red ladybugs, and many more flying and crawling things. But when will the radiant butterfly appear again? 


This wooden butterfly puzzle brain game will promote hand-eye coordination, develop problem-solving skills and improve matching skills. In addition, it can stimulate a child’s imagination and creativity.

This beautiful butterfly lacing toy is great for practicing the sewing motion. It’s made of solid cherry wood, and finished with my homemade organic beeswax polish. The “needle” is attached to the natural cotton “thread” to make it easy to poke through the holes. 

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