Our beautiful Woven Paper Butterfly Craft is perfect for children who are developing and improving their fine motor skills. With a focus on painting, cutting and weaving, this craft offers a complete fine motor workout!
The children also have options. Some might be comfortable with simply painting, while others may choose to cut up some scrap paper and stick the shapes onto the butterfly.
It’s amazing what you can create with one basic shape and today, we’re going to show you how to create a woven paper butterfly.
Woven Paper Butterfly Craft: Materials
x1 White Cardstock
Watercolour/ Ready-Mix Paint
x2 Googly Eyes
x1 Pipe Cleaner
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Woven Paper Butterfly Craft: Video and Tutorial
To see the craft in action, check out our nifty video below!
Step 1: Download and print the template onto a sheet of white cardstock.
The durability of cardstock is perfect for this craft. It will withhold the paint and the bending from the weaving process.
Step 2: Cut out the template.
Step 3: Fold each wing in half and cut a number of slits along the edge.
I would advise making the slits small at first and then opening the wing to extend the slits.
Step 4: Gather some scrap paper and cut it into strips.
Starting from the bottom of the wing, weave the paper through the pre-cut slits.
Alternate the starting point of each strip, to create squares between each piece of paper.
Step 5: Once complete, turn the butterfly over and secure the ends of the paper with PVA glue.
Step 6: Trim the excess paper.
Step 7. And finish off with a pair of googly eyes and antennae
DOWNLOAD THE BUTTERFLY TEMPLATE
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