The folding paper butterfly craft is a classic preschool craft that kids always seem to love doing. Print and cut out our butterfly template, fold it in half and have your child paint a design - the goopier the better! Then just fold the unpainted side over the painted side and press together to create a perfectly symmetrical butterfly. This a great butterfly craft for kids and is also a great spring craft for kids.

What you'll need:

How to make your Folding Paper Butterfly:
  • Print our butterfly template onto construction paper and cut it out.
  • Fold the butterfly in half and have your children paint a design on only ONE half of the butterfly. For young children it works best if you fold the unpainted side under the side they are painting to eliminate confusion.
  • While the paint is still wet, fold the unpainted side of the butterfly over the painted side and gently push the two together.
  • Unfold and let dry.
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