Good morning everyone! Spring is getting close to its end and we didn’t want to miss out on making a very simple seasonal craft that I saw on Pinterest earlier this year, so it was time to get out the craft supplies and make some spring butterflies!
We got to see some beautiful live butterflies during our field trip to Callaway Gardens a couple of weeks ago and we decided to help the kids make their own using a few simple crafting supplies. See how to make this easy and cute toilet roll butterfly craft with your kids!
Toilet Roll Butterfly Craft
As I mentioned, we went to Callaway Gardens and got to see a live butterfly hatchery. There were tens of butterfly cocoons hanging upside down. We could even see some butterflies that had already emerged from their cocoons.
It was amazing.
Naturally, we wanted to make our own “butterflies” when we got back.
This craft literally came together in about 45 minutes from start to finish, so it was perfect for keeping the kids happy while we made dinner.
To make these toilet roll butterflies, you’ll need the following:
- Toilet paper rolls (1 per butterfly)
- Construction paper
- Pipe cleaners
- Googly eyes
Cut a single sheet of construction paper in half horizontally. Then all you do is draw a butterfly wing shape freehand on a half sheet of construction paper. Try to draw it on one edge, so you can fold it in half and have two without having to cut them both. Cut out the wings.
Then wrap the half sheet of construction paper around the toilet roll and tape or glue it. Glue the wings on the back so that they stick out on either side.
Then just add a few details: pipe cleaners for antennae, a pom-pom for a nose, googly eyes, and some coloring on the wings and you’re done!
In fact, the kids had so much fun doing it that Christopher Robin got in on the act as well! He made the only one that has wings actually shaped like those of a butterfly. On the other hand, Pooh doodled all over his butterfly’s face and Tigger placed her antennae on the same side to give her butterfly a ponytail. But they had fun, so it’s all good!
If you enjoy this toilet roll butterfly craft, check out some of other spring activities!
Plus, get more ideas on my Spring Activities for Kids Pinterest board!