Easy butterfly craft for kids

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easy butterfly craft for kids - enjoy making these beautiful tulle butterflies with pegs and colourful tulle

This easy butterfly craft couldn’t be simpler. Make beautiful fluttery butterflies using wooden pegs and colourful tulle netting. They are quick and easy to make and a perfect spring craft for kids. You could make a whole family of butterflies in different colours!

Summary

Time: 10 mins
Age: Little kids to big kids
Difficulty: Easy peasy

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easy butterfly craft for kids - enjoy making these beautiful tulle butterflies with pegs and colourful tulle
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You will need:

  • Wooden pegs
  • Paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Tulle netting
  • Scissors
  • Pipe cleaners

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easy butterfly craft for kids - enjoy making these beautiful tulle butterflies with pegs and colourful tulle
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Step 1: Paint your pegs

Paint your wooden pegs in one base colour.

We used acrylic paints and picked some bright spring colours.

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easy butterfly craft for kids - enjoy making these beautiful tulle butterflies with pegs and colourful tulle
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Step 2: Add some pretty patterns

If you like you can decorate your painted pegs by adding some decorative details.

We painted on some little dots. You might choose to paint zig zags, swirls or even stick on some shiny gems.

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easy butterfly craft for kids - enjoy making these beautiful tulle butterflies with pegs and colourful tulle
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Step 3: Make the antennae

Cut little lengths of pipe cleaners to make the butterfly’s feelers.

Each butterfly needs two feelers, of the same coloured pipe cleaner.

Bend the tips of each to make a little swirled roll at the top.

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easy butterfly craft for kids - enjoy making these beautiful tulle butterflies with pegs and colourful tulle
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Step 4: Make the delicate wings

Cut two large rectangles of tulle netting.

For each rectangle of tulle fold it with concertina folds.

Make two concertina folded wings.

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easy butterfly craft for kids - enjoy making these beautiful tulle butterflies with pegs and colourful tulle
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Step 5: Add the wings to your butterfly

Open your peg and pop the wings in place, closing the peg so that they are gripped securely in place.

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easy butterfly craft for kids - enjoy making these beautiful tulle butterflies with pegs and colourful tulle
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Step 6: Add the feelers.

Carefully open the peg again and pop the two pipe cleaner antennae in place.

 

Your butterfly is good to go!

Why not make some fluttery friends so you have a whole family?

 

easy butterfly craft for kids - enjoy making these beautiful tulle butterflies with pegs and colourful tulle

 

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