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Free Printable Build a Butterfly Craft

This free printable build your own butterfly craft is the perfect Spring activity to work on at home or in the classroom. With just a few supplies, your kids can create a beautiful butterfly project worthy of display!

free printable build a butterfly craft

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Whether you are looking for a fun Spring themed activity for at home or in the classroom, this free printable build a butterfly craft is great for a variety of ages and skill levels.

Materials needed:

  • Free printable coloring page template (the download link is located at the bottom of this post).
  • Markers, crayons, colored pencils
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Construction paper

How to use the template:

The first step is to print out the coloring page onto a piece of white printer paper or cardstock.

If you are using standard printer paper you will also want to make sure you have a piece of construction paper to glue the final butterfly onto as well.

Using any art supplies that you have available, being coloring in all of the pieces of the butterfly. Markers, crayons, colored pencils or any other supplies will work great.

As we know, butterflies wings are symmetrical. However, feel free to be as creative as you would like this this project and color in the pieces of the butterfly any combination of colors that you would like.

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Next, start cutting all of the pieces of the butterfly out using scissors. If your kids are able to use scissors, this would make for some great scissors skills practice.

Take out a piece of construction paper and begin gluing all of the butterfly pieces together. If you need a reference, there is a small diagram of the final butterfly at the bottom of the coloring page.

Once completed, you can now hang your new beautiful butterfly on the fridge, on a wall or around the classroom. It is a fun and festive way to decorate any space this upcoming Spring.

Favorite Printable Supplies:

These are a few of my favorite supplies that I use for printable games and activities:

  • White Cardstock: For most projects, I recommend printing onto cardstock. It is much more durable than standard printer paper and often produces a higher quality print.
  • Crayons: A staple in any crafting household. Crayola is always the top notch choice!
  • Kid Friendly Safety Scissors: These are perfect for little kids learning how to use scissors. They cut paper but not fingers or hair!
  • Glue Sticks: These disappearing purple glue sticks are by far my favorite! I love buying them in bulk since we use them so often!
  • Lamination Machine: Laminating printables are a great way to make them last longer. If you are planning on laminating to make games reusable, be sure to get a bunch of dry erase markers as well.
  • Dry Erase Pockets: Dry erase pockets are a great alternative to using a lamination machine when wanting to make printable games and activities reusable.
  • Printer: A high quality printer is always recommended for the best results. If you are in need of a printer this Brother Wireless Printer is a great choice.

Free Printable Build a Butterfly Craft

This craft was designed to be printed out onto a standard 8.5×11 inch piece of white printer paper or cardstock.

Please feel free to download and print out as many copies of the activity as you would like. However, please do not edit or redistribute the files in any way. This craft was created for personal use or classroom use only.

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