Easy Butterfly Crafts

Spring has sprung, and I’ve got butterflies on my mind. If you’re looking for something fun and easy to do with your preschoolers, look no further than these easy butterfly crafts.

These crafts are perfect for kids ages 3-6! On the list below, there are plenty of simple butterflies that your little ones will love to make this spring.

Gather your craft supplies, and get ready for some spring crafting fun with your little learners. Add one or more of these adorable crafts to your butterfly activities for preschoolers.

These preschool crafts are perfect for children ages 3-6, and they can be customized to fit your spring themes and your child’s skill set.

Keep reading for some great butterfly craft ideas that your preschoolers will love!

How to Make Butterflies

Preschool crafts are tons of fun! Not only do they encourage little ones to get creative, but they usually rely on craft supplies you’ve already got on hand.

In order to complete the crafts featured below, you’ll want to gather your construction paper, tissue paper, paint, scissors, and glue.

If you need additional supplies, you can likely pick them up at your local dollar store. If not, you can order them from Amazon to be delivered right to your front door.

Butterfly Crafts

Once your child has completed their butterfly crafts, there are many things you can do with them.

Your preschoolers can hang them in your craft space or classroom. They can share the finished craft with a loved one – an older sibling, grandparent, or babysitter.

Or, you can put them on the fridge throughout the spring season.

Easy Butterfly Crafts

With some simple craft supplies and a little imagination, your little ones can make some adorable butterfly crafts this spring.

Keep reading to discover some of our favorite easy butterfly crafts for the spring and summer.


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? 

More Butterfly Activities for Preschoolers


This wooden butterfly puzzle 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. Wooden Lacing boards are great for fine motor development and hand eye coordination.

Spring and summer are the best time of year to study butterflies. This printable features nine life cycle of a butterfly activities for early learners.

What’s your favorite butterfly craft for preschoolers?

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