Butterfly Crafts for Preschoolers

This exciting roundup of butterfly crafts and activities combines creative craft materials with opportunities for hands-on learning through play. Butterfly crafts are always fun to make in arts and crafts play, at home or in the classroom. Enjoy the exciting butterfly activities in this roundup with your preschooler!

 Butterfly crafts and activities for preschoolers

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Butterfly crafts come in all shapes and sizes, with colors and textures to promote imagination and creativity.

This exciting roundup includes everything you need to design a butterfly theme for your early learning program.

The roundup features kid-friendly bloggers we know and love. Enjoy some of the best butterfly crafts and activities we could find to help you extend learning through play with your preschooler!

Butterfly Crafts

Butterfly crafts for kids


Make a Foam Cup Butterfly with a recyclable. / i Heart Crafty Things

Use an everyday craft item to make Woven Craft Stick Butterflies / The Craft Train

Place a pretty Butterfly Suncatcher in a window. / Crafty Mama in ME

Reuse an item from the sewing basket to make a Lace Butterfly / Preschool Toolkit

Kids will love making a Handprint Butterfly / No Time for Flash Cards


Butterfly Painting Activities

Painting butterflies art activities


A kitchen item can be used to make a Cupcake Liner Butterfly / Raising Little Superheroes

A sensory painting activity is easy to provide with this Sponge Painted Butterfly / The Resourceful Mama

Explore the spring season with an Easy Spring Butterfly Craft / Books and Giggles



Butterfly Games

Butterfly themed games for kids


Get moving outside with a Butterfly Catch activitiy. / Left Brain Craft Brain

Combine counting and gross motor fun with this Butterflies and Flowers Number Line / Mom Inspired Life

Explore the alphabet with this ABC Matching Game using butterfly cut-outs. / The Letters of Literacy

Make a butterfly Memory Game with jar lids. / Teach Me Mommy


Butterfly Life Cycle Activities 

Butterfly life cycle activities for kids


Rotate images inside a Life Cycle Cup to discover an emerging butterfly. / Teaching Mama

Extend life cycle activities in a Sensory Bin . / Pre-K Pages

Make a Craft Necklace to explore the life cycle of a butterfly. / Fun-A-Day

Illustrate the life cycle with a Paper Plate / Buggy and Buddy


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