I don’t know a single kid that doesn’t try to catch a butterfly when they see one fluttering around, but they are not easy to catch! This Paper bag Butterfly is one you won’t have to chase down with a net.
Paper Bag Butterfly Craft
I always connect butterflies to spring in my mind. Maybe it has to do with all the flowers in bloom that the butterflies just can’t resist! But did you know that butterflies only have a lifespan of a few weeks? Thankfully, this craft should last you a little longer! Give your butterfly a friend by making a Bunny Paper Bag Puppet, or make several friends with the Spring Puppet Crafts!
- Construction paper
- Pencil – to trace the template
- Craft glue
- Sharpie or gel pen
- Paper bag
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How to Make the Paper Bag Butterfly
- Print and cut out the template patterns. Trace the patterns on the selected construction paper and cut them out nicely. The template includes the following patterns – head, antenna, blush, wing bases, wing patterns, and eye bases. Use a black sharpie to fill the eyes on the eye bases.
- Glue the antenna pieces to the top of the head cutout.
- Attach the eye cutouts near the top part of the head cutout and glue the blush cutouts to the right and left sides of the face
- Use a sharpie to draw the mouth-line.
- Find the wing base and glue the medium wing patterns on top.
- Glue the teardrop patterns on top of the medium wing cutouts. The two largest teardrops will go on the top wing and the smaller ones on the bottom.
- Glue the small round dots onto the round end of the largest teardrops on each wing. You can add more details to the wings if you want to.
- Grab your paper bag and cut out a piece of paper large enough to cover the side of the bag under the flap. This will be the body of the butterfly.
- Use a colored sharpie or marker to add horizontal stripes to the body base paper, then glue this paper to the bag.
- Glue the head of the butterfly to the flattened bottom of the bag.
- Glue the wings to the sides of the paper bag to complete the craft
Tips and Tricks
- Switch out the paper eyes for large googly eyes!
- Let your child choose whatever colors they love best. If you have a kid who really likes to be creative, let them draw their own designs on the wings instead of using the cutouts.
- For littler hands that aren’t as confident with scissors, pre-cut the pieces and allow them to do all the gluing.
Butterflies need flowers to land on, of course! Try making this Paper Flower Wreath for your winged friend. This is a great opportunity to teach your kids about how important butterflies are for pollination!
If you’re feeling less crafty and more hungry, try these Easter M&M Cookies. Baking with kids is just as much fun as crafting with them!
Whatever fun you create, make sure to share it on social media and tag us @frostingandglue so we can see what you did!
Paper Bag Butterfly
This cute Paper Bag Butterfly is the perfect craft to get in the Spring spirit! Perfect for playing with outside as the days get warmer.
- Construction papers
- Pencil - to trace the template
- Craft glue
- Sharpie or gel pen
- Paper bag
Print and cut out the template patterns. Trace the patterns on the selected construction papers and cut them out . The template includes a head, antenna, blush, wing bases, wing patterns, and eye bases. Use a black sharpie to fill the eyes on the eye bases.
Take the head cutout and glue the antenna cutouts on the top side of the head cutout.
Glue the eye cutouts near the top part of the head cutout and glue the blush cutouts on the cheek parts.
Use a sharpie to draw the mouth-line.
Take the wing base cutouts and glue the medium patterns on the bases.
Glue the teardrop cutouts on the medium patterns.
Glue the round cutouts on the teardrop cutouts to complete the wing patterns. You can add more details to wings if you want to.
Grab a paper bag. Measure and cut out a piece of paper to cover any one side of the selected paper bag, which will be the body part of the paper bag butterfly.
Use a sharpie to add horizontal stripes to the body base paper. Glue the body base on either side of the paper bag.
Flatten the bottom part of the paper bag with the front side and glue the head pattern on the flattened bottom part.
Glue the wing patterns on both sides of the paper bag to complete the paper bag butterfly craft.
How Do I Print A PDF?
You’ll need a program that supports PDFs. Adobe Acrobat is a great option. Open the program, click file then print. Select your printer and the number of copies you want to print. Be sure you click double-sided if you want it to print on both sides.
Can I Resell These?
You may not resell any printable or template that you find on our website or received in your email. You may use them for class parties, at church, at home, or in the classroom. You may get these printed at an office supply store or copy center at your own expense.