21 Monarch Butterfly Crafts for Preschoolers

Celebrate butterfly season with these gorgeous monarch butterfly crafts for preschoolers! From simple paper crafts to stunning butterfly mobiles, your little ones will have a blast making these unique butterflies.

If you’ve been here a while, you know that we love butterfly activities. While we’ve featured some colorful arts and crafts, we’ve focused this list solely on the marvelous monarch butterflies.

Their black wings adorned with bright orange patterns and white dots are a sight to behold every spring and summer.

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Kids of all ages (and adults, too) are fascinated with these fluttery insects because of the bold contrast between the black and orange in their wings.

Fun fact: They’re brightly colored to let predators know that they’re toxic. And they get these toxins from their diet of milkweed during the caterpillar stage (per National Geographic Kids).

To help your preschooler learn more about these interesting insects while practicing their fine motor skills, make a few of the projects from this list of monarch butterfly crafts.

Monarch Butterfly Crafts for Preschoolers

Make beautiful monarch butterfly crafts with your preschoolers to learn more about these gorgeous insects. The crafts help young children develop their fine motor skills and learn about the colors and patterns that mark the monarch butterflies.

PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT BUTTERFLIES

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.

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 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? 

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More Butterfly Crafts and Activities for Preschoolers

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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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