Valentine’s Butterfly Kids Craft

This heart-winged butterfly was an easy craft to make with the kids.  Bree had some friends over for a Valentine’s Day party last year and one of the activities was making these butterflies as a valentine for the parents.

On each table, we had a variety of crat supplies for the kids to customize their butterfly valentine.

Butterfly Valentine Craft Supplies

  • Variety of paper – scrapbook paper, card stock, construction paper, etc.
  • Valentines stickers
  • Foam heart stickers
  • Large craft sticks
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Pom poms
  • Crayons
  • Markers
  • Glue sticks
  • Elmer’s glue
  • Scissors

You can pick up these craft supplies at Michaels or you may have many of the supplies on hand.

Heart-winged Butterfly Craft Instructions

  1. First I had the kids pick two pieces of the same color of paper and fold them in half.  Then I had the kids cut a heart to make two wings.  For the kids who didn’t know how to make a heart, I helped trace the shape to cut onto their papers and had them cut along the lines.
  2. Decorate the wings with stickers and hand-drawn designs.
  3. Decorate the craft stick (body of the butterfly) with pom poms and stickers.
  4. Draw eyes and smiley face on the craft stick.
  5. Make antennas out of pipe cleaners.  We wrapped the ends of the pipe cleaner around a pencil.
  6. Finally we assembled it all together using a hot glue gun.  Since I didn’t want anyone to walk away with burns, I did all the hot gluing.

I thought these turned out very cute and were easy for the kids to figure out.   This craft works great as a “spring craft” as well.


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