Kids Craft:  Butterfly and Chyrsalis

I can't wait for you to make this craft!

This Easy Butterfly and Chrysalis Craft for Kids allows children to have a creative, hands-on experience as they watch their beautiful butterfly emerge from its cocoon.

Grab your suppllies!

Paint both the wood clothespin and toilet paper roll with washable paints.

Step 1

Very quickly add the pom pom balls and googly eyes before the paint dries on the body of your caterpillar.

Step 2

While the paint dries, work on creating the butterfly wings by flattening out the coffee filter.

Step 3

Using dot art daubers, cover the entire coffee filter with beautiful colors!

Step 4

Using a squirt bottle, spray a mist or two of water on the coffee filter until the colors bleed together.  Set the coffee filter aside until it dries.

Step 5

Using a pipe cleaner (cut in half), wrap it once around the tip of the clothespin (squeeze open the clothespin).  Now your caterpillar has antennae!

Step 6

Once the coffee filter has dried, you can fold it like an accordion to create your butterfly’s beautiful wings!

Step 7

You then simply squeeze open the caterpillar clothespin and place the folded coffee filter in the opening and slowly close it shut.

Step 8

Then you can fan out the gorgeous wings and your caterpillar is now a butterfly!

Step 9

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Hi, I'm Angela! I'm the Founder and content creator at About a Mom. I live in sunny Florida with my little girl. If you are seeking ideas and inspiration for family fun, mealtime, travel, or fun things to do in Florida, you will find it here.