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Toilet Paper Roll Butterfly Craft for Kids

Spring is so close, I can almost feel it. It is time for some colorful, cheery spring crafts for kids. This super cute and easy-to-make Toilet Paper Roll Butterfly is a fun butterfly craft for kids of all ages to make to welcome summer. This toilet roll butterfly is fun for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergaten, and first graders to make. They will have fun decorating their one-of-a-kind toilet paper roll butterfly craft

super cute and easy-to-make Toilet Paper Roll Butterfly is a fun butterfly craft for kids of all ages to make to welcome summer. This toilet roll butterfly is fun for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergaten, and first graders to make. They will have fun decorating their one-of-a-kind toilet paper roll butterfly craft

Toilet Paper Roll Butterfly

Using toilet paper rolls is the easiest way that I have found to make our crafts 3D and more life like. A Toilet Paper Roll Butterfly body is round and it can be hard to create that look without using something like a toilet paper roll. Plus using a TP roll in a craft is a great way to recycle and reuse. This butterfly craft for kids is something I like to teach in the spring anyway, because that is when Earth Day falls. It works out perfectly. Use this butterfly art and craft with toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, and grade 2 students to celebrate springtime with a pretty spring craft for kindergartners.

Toilet roll butterfly

Toilet roll butterfly

For this butterfly craft, you’ll need a few supplies:

  • Toilet Paper Roll
  • Construction Paper
  • Sticky Foam
  • Pom Poms
  • Markers
  • Glue
  • Scissors 

Toilet paper roll butterfly craft

Toilet paper roll butterfly craft

We started this butterfly activities for preschoolers by covering the tp roll with sticky foam. You could use construction paper and glue, though. I think my daughter just really wanted to use foam in this project. Which works great! 

Butterfly Craft for Kids

Next, cut the butterfly wings from a piece of construction paper. We glued the foam covered TP roll onto the center of the wings.  This is when I stepped back and let her do what she wanted. It was a self led project for her. She glued sparkly pom poms onto the wings, to add some sparkle. She also drew on a variety of shapes onto the wings.

Butterfly Craft for Kids

Butterfly art and craft

I had a lightbulb moment as she was making her butterfly. She said that butterfly wings are full of shapes and no two match. How beautiful is that? I didn’t even realize how ironic this craft was to real butterflies. She was making this butterfly HER way. However SHE wanted it to look. No one else’s butterfly would look the same as hers, just as no two butterflies are the same. I was moved by the idea of this.

One thing that I learned early on is that when we are crafting, I let her take the wheel 90% of the time. It isn’t about the final result, it is about how she is strengthening her creativity. We have been crafting since she was old enough to hold a pencil and it shows. She creates things all on her own all the time. It turns out beautiful every time, too, because SHE made it! 

Learn about the life cycle of a butterfly with this super cute, simple Butterfly Life Cycle Craft. In spring we start to see butterflies appear and the amazing metamorphosis that happens as they go from caterpillar to chryssalis to butterfly is super cool. Use this life cycle of a butterfly craft ideas for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students to learn about these amazing insects! Simply download pdf file with butterfly life cycle printable and you are ready to play and learn about butterflies for kids! butterfly math life cycle of a butterfly printables 2

Butterfly Activities for Kids

Looking for more fun butterfly activities, butterfly crafts, and butterfly printables to add to your day or butterfly theme? Try these:

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Deanna

Deanna Hershberger is a work at home mom, coffee obsessed, a diy addict and a Netflix binger. She spends her days playing and making with her daughter and enjoys quiet nights at home with her husband. She shares all of this on her blog Play Dough & Popsicles.

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