Butterfly in Spring Garden Craft
With spring crafts for kids, you can turn a paper plate into a spring garden, filled with loads of colorful flowers. In this Butterfly in Spring Garden Craft, a butterfly dances around to welcome the warmer weather. These spring crafts recycle old magazines, almanacs, or leftover pieces of cardstock, which makes it an ideal thrifty craft for kids. These spring craft ideas are fun ways to teach the kids about recycling while you create something new and beautiful together. Who would have thought that spring activities for preschoolers could turn out so lovely?
Time to CompleteIn an evening
Primary TechniquePaper Crafts
Age GroupPreschool & Kindergarten, Elementary School
- Standard white economy paper plate
- Leftover pieces of cardstock in different colors
- Floral pictures from old almanacs or magazines
- An apple
- Acrylic paint in the following two colors: powder blue and pink
- Pink and blue glitter glue pens
- Quick-drying craft glue (such as Bostik Clear)
- Large petal palm punch from XCut, code XCU 261811
- Sharp kitchen knife
Paint the front of the paper plate with the powder blue paint and allow to dry thoroughly.
Punch flowers from the different cardstocks, magazines, and almanacs. Depending on the child's age and manual dexterity, this step might require help from an adult.
Glue flowers all around the rim of the paper plate, adding as much color to the "garden" as possible.
This step must be done by an adult: Use the knife to cut the apple in two halves, and then cut one half into two quarters.
Use the two apple quarters to print the butterfly wings. Use the paintbrush to cover each apple quarter with pink paint. Place the two apple quarters on the center of the plate - the rounded parts must face one another - and press down to print the wings of the butterfly onto the paper plate.
Use the blue glitter glue pen to add the butterfly's body and antennae.
Use the pink glitter glue pen to add detail to the wings.
Allow to dry thoroughly, so that the glitter glue will not run.