Butterfly Clothespin Craft for Kids to Make

Butterfly Clothespin Craft – A simple, gorgeous and doable butterfly craft to make with the kids during the Spring and Summer months.

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We love our butterfly crafts at Arty Crafty Kids and as my children progress from toddler-hood to preschool, kindergarten (Early Years Foundation Stage) and beyond, this is a craft we return to year after year.

It’s easy peasy and low impact on craft supplies, great for fine motor skills and encourages children to use their creativity to create pleasant swarm of colourful fluttery butterflies to put on display – ideal for a Spring Bulletin Board!

Arty Crafty Kids | Easy Butterfly Clothespin Craft for Kids to Make | A simple Spring craft for kids that perfect for preschoolers and kids in kindergarten to make themselves.

The subtle benefits of this simple Butterfly Craft:

From the perspective of fine motor development; the motion of aligning and scrunching the tissue paper within the clothespin is beneficial to hand-eye coordination and works on the little hand muscles necessary for writing.

Key Skills:

Fine Motor – Cutting, Threading, Scrunching, Drawing

Hand-Eye Coordination

Shape Identification and Creation

Ordering Shapes from Biggest to Smallest

Materials for Butterfly Clothespin Craft:

Wooden Clothespins
Acrylic Paint
Small Googly Eyes
Black Marker Pen
Tissue Paper – Variety of Colours
Glue Stick / PVA Glue

Optional Extras for Decorating the Body:

Sequins
Buttons
Pom-Poms

How to Make a Butterfly Clothespin:

A step-by-step guide for How to Make to a Clothespin Butterfly.

Step 1:

Slip the clothespins onto an old pot or glass – this will make it much easier for children to paint the clothespins.

Add a layer of acrylic paint to the clothespins. This can be one solid colour or a variety of colours.

A step-by-step guide for How to Make to a Clothespin Butterfly.

Step 2:

Grab the coloured tissue paper and cut out 4 long oval shapes.

Ask the Arty Crafty Kids to cut out 4 different sizes.

Layer the two biggest pieces of tissue paper, and again, layer the two smallest pieces.

A step-by-step guide for How to Make to a Clothespin Butterfly.

Step 3:

Start with largest set of tissue paper ovals and align the clothespin to the centre.

A step-by-step guide for How to Make to a Clothespin Butterfly.

Step 4:

Slowly pull the tissue into the clothespin, allowing it to gather within.

A step-by-step guide for How to Make to a Clothespin Butterfly.

Step 5:

Keep threading until the tissue paper can be pulled no further.

The tissue paper should now resemble a pair of wings.

A step-by-step guide for How to Make to a Clothespin Butterfly.

Step 6:

Repeat the process with the second set of tissue paper ovals.

The wings may need a little shaping.

A step-by-step guide for How to Make to a Clothespin Butterfly.

Step 7:

Complete the butterfly clothespin craft with a pair of small googly eyes and a smile.

How to Make a Butterfly Clothespin Craft with Kids - a simple and doable craft for kids to make themselves.

How to Draw a Butterfly:

Extend the butterfly craft with a simple butterfly drawing activity!

How to Draw a Butterfly - A fun drawing activity for Kids.

This is one of many ‘How to Draw’ examples found within the Arty Crafty Kids Club – an online membership offering exclusive printable resources to parents, teachers and creative kids!

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We have a whole area dedicated to teaching kids how to draw, using simple step by step guides like our ‘How to Draw a Butterfly’ illustration.

Children can learn how to draw dinosaurs, bugs, cars, planes and plethora of different animals!

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More Butterfly Crafts for Kids:

For more creative butterfly craft for kids, take a look at these popular posts:

Paper Roll Butterfly Craft

Paper Butterfly Collage Craft

Salt Painted Butterfly Craft

Woven Butterfly Craft

Happy Crafting!

Arty Crafty Kids | Easy Butterfly Clothespin Craft for Kids to Make | A simple Spring craft for kids that perfect for preschoolers and kids in kindergarten to make themselves.

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