Kids Butterfly Craft

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Today we are sharing a kids’ butterfly craft. Are you looking for fun and easy crafts to make with the kids? Try this butterfly craft! If you love to craft you will probably have a lot of the supplies you need in your stash! 

Use one color foam beads or multi-colored beads, the results are brightly colored butterflies. Need more ideas? See all our Crafts For Kids 

Kids Butterfly Craft 

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Make this for a spring kids craft or summer kids craft, or anytime you are looking for an indoor kids craft project. If it’s nice outside this is a project you can easily set up outdoors. Use it for an Easter activity for kids, summer activity for kids… You get the picture. Now, lets make this craft with the kids. 

How to Make Foam Beads Butterflies

First, gather all your supplies! 

Craft supplies for a kids craft project - instructions at


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Kids Butterfly Craft Instructions


  1. Paint the clothespins on the paper plate. Use a second coat of paint if needed.
    Painting the clothespins - spring craft_summer craft for kids at
  2. Set aside and allow clothespins to dry.
  3. Fill snack bags half full with foam beads. Make sure you don’t overfill the bag.
    Foam beads added to a plastic bag for a kids butterfly craft. Grab the full instructions at
  4. Separate the foam beads by dividing the bag in half vertically. You’ll want foam beads on the right and left of the bag and space in the center.
    separating the foam beads for a craft for kids. See directions with step by step images at
  5. Press the bag down to let as much air out as possible. Then, close the bag. The air in the bag will cause the bag to have trouble bunching up to create wings.
  6. Gather up the middle of the bag together and place the clothespin in place to hold it together. You may even find that twisting the bag a few times in the middle is helpful.
  7. If you feel that you need tape to hold it together, you can use a piece of tape in the center.
    Adding googly eyes to the clothes pins to make butterflies - DIY butterfly craft for kids at
  8. Add the googly eyes to the top of the clothespin.
    Make a v shape to create the antenna for this butterfly craft. See all the instructions and final kids craft project at
  9. Make a v shape with the pipe cleaner.
  10. Add pipe cleaner to the clothespin to create the antenna. The clamp from the clothespin should be able to hold the pipe cleaner, but if not, you can use glue.
  11. Add your clothespin to the center (separated space) of the plastic bag to complete your butterfly. 
    finished butterfly craft - foam bead craft for kids - how to at
  12. Tada! You made it. 

Now you can hang your butterfly craft from a fishing string in your home or classroom. Or let the kids play and run around with them (supervised). NOTE: Do not let your toddlers or small children have these unsupervised due to the small parts included in this craft.

Looking for more ideas and activities for kids? Scroll to the bottom of the post. 

Spring Kids Craft

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If you aren’t making this craft right now be sure to pin it! Happy crafting with your kids. 

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