Puffy Fluffy Butterfly

Puffy Fluffy Butterfly
Puffy Fluffy Butterfly

The sun on your face, the smell of green grass, and butterflies swiftly gliding from one place to another are the sure signs that spring has sprung. You can't fake the sun or the blossoming of seedlings, but you can still bring spring into your home no matter the season. Make butterflies come to life right before your eyes by crafting a Puffy Fluffy Butterfly as a fun craft for kids. This awesome arts and crafts project uses affordable materials to make what seems like a 3D butterfly. Butterfly crafts are always a popular choice in spring, but this project is the perfect way to brighten your home at any point in the year.

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Age GroupPreschool & Kindergarten, Elementary School

Materials List

  • White paper
  • Black marker
  • White craft glue
  • Tissue paper and/or crepe paper: orange, white, blue, green, and yellow
  • Pencil


How to Make a Butterfly

  1. Cut tissue paper or crepe paper into 1-inch squares.

  2. Draw a simple butterfly shape onto a white piece of paper.

  3. Color the body and head with black marker.

  4. Use the tip of the glue bottle to draw and color in a circle of glue in the top section of each wing.

  5. Place the eraser end of the pencil in the center of an orange tissue paper square and twist the paper around the eraser.

  6. Using the pencil as a handle, place the tissue paper onto the glue circle and lift the pencil up. The tissue paper should remain standing in the glue. Repeat the process with the orange squares until each glue circle is covered.

  7. Use white tissue paper squares to create a border around the orange circles.

  8. Draw two larger circles with glue at the bottom of each wing and cover those in a mixture of green and blue tissue paper squares.

  9. Cover the remaining butterfly wings with yellow tissue paper.

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This is a very pretty craft and would keep,little hands busy and be a good way to teach patience and being calm. You could embellish this design by applying glitter glue to some of the paper sheets first, then apply here and there for so,e added sparkle. I think it would also be fun to cover the body of the butterfly by gluing black coiled pipe cleaners, which would give the body some depth and texture apart fro. The wings, but a bit more definition in the design. Super!

Have you tried this craft? What did you think?


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