This free butterfly template is perfect for making some easy crafts for kids! Butterfly crafts are always popular for spring crafts and summer crafts and it’s always good to have something to hand that’s going to make it easier for you to set up an activity. With this PDF all you need to do is grab as many copies as you’d like and you’re ready to have fun getting creative.
I love this template and I’m hoping it’s one that you’ll love and use too (tag me @craftsonsea on Instagram if you do!). Make sure that you bookmark or pin it for later so that you can print a copy or two whenever you need them but make sure that you use the link below for the downloads, if you print the image on this page it will have writing all over it which won’t be so nice!
More Template for Kids Crafts
I’ve shared quite a few templates for kids crafts because they’re so popular as a quick way to set up an activity for your children. We’ve got ideas to get you all through the year but these ones are my favourites for the warmer months of the year when you’re more likely to be thinking about butterflies. I always share some ideas for how you could use them too because as a parent myself I know that there’s days when I haven’t had enough sleep and I’m a bit low on ideas myself.
Butterfly Craft Ideas
Over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing some ideas with you for crafts you can make with your child using this template but I wanted to share a few ideas with you to get you started in the meantime. You could of course also use it with our butterfly suncatcher craft that I’ve shared below – just make sure that you leave a wide margin around the edges rather than trying to keep too closely with the line on the printable.
Colour it – nothing wrong with grabbing the paints for an easy activity or the felt tips for something more mess free.
Nature Craft – I used this template with my daughter to make this simple butterfly nature craft.
Mosaics – grab torn or cut paper and use it to fill in the butterflies wings. You could also use stickers if you have something like a pack of coloured dots or stars or those packs of shape stickers my local toy shop always seems to stock in the kids crafts area.
Pom pom painting – one of our favourite easy activities, pop some paint onto a reusable plate and dip a pom pom in it before using it to decorate your butterfly.
While it’s creating whole butterflies rather than decorating a printable I also had to mention this butterfly printing activity from The Craft Train because it’s absolutely gorgeous and a really simple idea too – my kind of thing!
This template is free for personal or school / preschool use only. Please don’t edit the PDF at all and if you would like to share the template please link to this page not the PDF itself.
Printable Butterfly Template
More Butterfly Crafts for Kids
This butterfly suncatcher craft is really cheerful and bright and looks great taped up on a window.
I made these DIY number stones to help my daughter with number recognition but they’d be an easy idea if your children are into making painted rocks and you need a simple idea for them to paint.
This easy butterfly craft is great for younger kids as it uses big stamps that are perfect for little hands to grasp.