Butterfly Craft

Here’s another simple craft for kids using items you have around the house.


What you’ll need:

*Toilet Paper Roll

*White Construction Paper


*2 Pipe Cleaners

*School Glue


Butterfly Craft Supplies

Butterfly Craft Supplies

Sketch out butterfly wings on the white paper (as pictured). Leave some space on one side of the paper (enough to cover the toilet paper roll). 


Draw Wings onto the Paper

Draw Wings onto the Paper

Cut out the wings. This is a great time to let your little one color the wings (it easier to let them color the wings before you attach them to the roll). Allow them to color the strip of paper that will cover the roll too. Then, apply glue to the paper and roll the paper onto the toilet paper roll so that it is completely covered. (as pictured)


Cover the Toilet Paper Roll

Cover the Toilet Paper Roll

Glue the wings to one side of the roll. Then glue (or tape) the pipe cleaners inside the tube allowing half of them to stick out as the antennas. 


Finished Butterfly

Finished Butterfly

 That’s it! Your Dabble Butterfly is finished. 


*NOTE, I actually used this project in my art class for kids 3-7yrs. I let them use water color paper and paint and they had a great time. The finished butterflies were really colorful and had an interesting tie die effect to them.

About dabblearts

Whether it's an idea that comes from a friend, or from a local shop, if I like it, I will try to make it. My mission is to pass that inspiration onto others. I will post new projects or craft tips on a weekly basis. I hope you enjoy taking this crafting journey with me and please, if you find something you'd like to make, but don't have the time or energy to try, send it to and maybe I'll make it my next DABBLE.

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