Spring is in the air and that means soon we'll be seeing butterflies dotting the outdoor landscape. My kids love looking for different varieties of butterflies in our neighborhood, so I knew they would love this Cupcake Wrapper Butterfly Craft. It is one of our favorite spring crafts because it is easy to make and personalize in lots of different ways. Be sure to also check out How to Make a Paper Butterfly.
🦋Why this paper butterfly craft is so much fun
- Easy for kids to make - since it just uses a few simple supplies. No scissors!
- Fun way to celebrate spring
- It makes a fun spring decoration.
This craft requires adult supervision.
- Cupcake Wrappers - in a variety of designs. For spring I like using pastel colors.
- Googly Eyes - You can get these in a variety of colors.
- Clothespins - I used wood clothespins, but you can also use plastic clothespins in colors.
- Glue - White glue like Elmer's craft glue.
📋Step by Step Instructions
STEP 1: Glue a pair of googly eyes to the top of a clothespin using a couple of drops of glue.
STEP 2: Flatten two cupcake wrappers. These will form the butterfly's wings so you want some wrappers that are vibrant and colorful.
STEP 3: Place the cupcake wrappers side by side, so they slightly overlap in the center.
STEP 4: Clip the clothespin in the center of the cupcake wrappers and fluff each wrapper to create wings.
Try creating numerous cupcakes using different colored wrappers to add interest.
This craft is perfect for kids who love butterflies since they can do most of the steps themselves. No matter the weather, you can enjoy the beauty of butterflies!
Tip 1: Getting colored googly eyes for this cupcake liner craft, makes the butterflies stand out more.
Tip 2: Opening the clothespin helps kids practice their fine motor skills.
Can you paint the clothespins before making the butterfly?
If your kids are feeling especially creative, they can paint the clothespins before they glue on the googly eyes.
Can I add antennas to this cupcake liner butterfly craft?
Yes, you can use pipe cleaners to make the butterfly's antennae. Just poke holes through the top of the cupcake line and twist a short section of pipe cleaner through.
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Cupcake Wrapper Butterfly Craft
- Cupcake Wrappers
- Googly Eyes
- White Glue
- Glue a pair of googly eyes to the top of a clothespin.
- Flatten two cupcake wrappers. These will form the wings of the butterfly so you want some wrappers that are vibrant and colorful.
- Place the cupcake wrappers side by side, so they slightly overlap in the center.
- Clip the clothespin in the center of the cupcake wrappers and fluff each wrapper to create wings.
- Getting colored googly eyes for this cupcake liner craft, makes the butterflies stand out more.
- Opening the clothespin helps kids practice their fine motor skills.
We made a craft... once. And my toddler acted like it was the worst thing ever and the mess made me hyperventilate lol. I think I'll leave the crafts for daycare and instead we will just eat the cupcakes that came in the wrapper. But if I'm feeling brave we will give this a try. What's the worst that could happen? (famous last words)
Mama Writes Reviews
Oh how cute! I have a preschool/kindergarten group that I run and this is PERFECT for us!
What a fun idea! As a kid I loved art projects and as an adult I still do. I am always looking for something creative to do with my toddler. I think this will be a great for the spring season.
Anissa | Mama Goes Beyond
We will make these this week! I have an Usborne Cupcake kit wih loads of cute wrappers, but I’ve started using the silicone ones for baking. I didn’t know what to do with the paper ones, and my kids will love this cute solution. Thanks for a totally doable non-messy craft!