With spring right around the corner, what better time to enjoy butterfly crafts with your kids.
This butterfly craft for kids is so much fun to make. My daughter and son absolutely enjoyed it, and I know yours will too. So go grab some beads, and let’s get started!
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Butterfly Craft for Kids Details
Age Group: 2 – 10 years
Time To Complete: 20 – 30 minutes
Depending on your child’s age, they might fly through this project. Or, if they are younger, it might take even longer than the time I mentioned above.
All that matters is that they enjoy this craft, as so do you!!
Supplies To Make Your Own Butterfly
The supply list for this clothespin butterfly is small. If you don’t have something on the list, feel free to substitute it for something you already have.
The best part about crafting with your kids is that you can turn anything into art.
Here’s what you’ll need to complete these clothespin butterflies:
How To Create A Beaded Pipe Cleaner Butterfly
Are you ready to create your own beaded clothespin butterfly? Have your child go gather supplies and let’s get started!
Step 1: Gather your supplies for your clothespin butterfly
When gathering supplies, here are a few things to keep in mind.
The larger clothespins work much better for this craft butterfly than the smaller clothespins. Also, the color of your pipe cleaner doesn’t really matter, as beads will hide it. =)
Step 2: Decorate your clothespin
Do you have glitter on hand? If so, this is the perfect time to put it to use. First, cover your clothespin with glue. Any type of glue will work.
Next, sprinkle enough glitter on your clothespin until it’s completely covered. Let it dry for a few minutes, then dump the remaining glitter back into the glitter bottle.
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Step 3: Add beads to each pipe cleaner
You will need three pipe cleaners for this project. Two will be used for the butterfly’s wings, and the third will be used as antennas.
Add beads to two of the pipe cleaners. You can do patterns, the same colored beads, or just add beads as you grab them.
Step 4: Time to make the wings
When you add beads to both pipe cleaners, you’ll want to make sure that you leave an inch of room at the end.
Then tie off each end similar to the picture below. Then create room at both the top and bottom of the circle. You will then twist your circle to create wings.
Remember, you want to have some room left without beads in the middle so that they will fit in the clothespin.
The image below is just one pipe cleaner. You’ll need to do this twice with both pipe cleaners.
Step 5: Assemble your butterfly
Now it’s time to assemble your butterfly craft! Open the clothespin and place both sets of wings inside the front of the clothespin.
There will be a spot for both pipe cleaners to sit. I didn’t glue anything, and they stayed together perfectly. However, feel free to glue them if you’d like.
Final Product- How To Make A Butterfly With Pipe Cleaners
To finish off your beaded butterfly craft, add antennas. Begin by cutting your last pipe cleaner to size (3-4inches). Then create a V shape, adding a single bead on both ends.
There you have your finished butterfly craft for kids! If you enjoyed this craft, let me know in the comments below.
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