Yarn Wrapping Butterfly Craft for Kids


Create a one of a kind butterfly craft for kids with some yarn and cardboard!  Spring is the perfect time to fill your days with butterfly arts and crafts, so why not try this simple butterfly craft that is fun for kids in preschool, Kindergarten, and early elementary!  

yarn wrapping butterfly craft for kids


My infatuation with yarn crafts began with our colorful yarn wrapped rainbow.

 Since then we have added several more yarn wrapping crafts as they are a great way to work on fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination! 

Today we are sharing this fun butterfly craft for kids using our stash of.... YARN! 

We get to see butterflies in our garden every once and a great while.  It always amazes me that these simple creatures will make everyone drop what they are doing to watch them flitter flutter through the air! 

With yarn, create your own unique and colorful butterfly!  Our yarn wrapping butterfly craft for kids is the PERFECT craft for spring!  And it might just make your little one's curious enough to want to learn more about these amazing little creatures! 



Yarn Wrapping Butterfly Craft for Kids

Begin prepping your Yarn Wrapped Butterfly by cutting a butterfly shape from a cardboard box--You may also find it necessary to make little snips around the butterfly to hold the yarn.

Lay your stash out on the table and invite your child over to select one or more colors of yarn he/she would like to use for their butterfly.

Select a color to use first and begin wrapping the yarn around the cardboard butterfly.

The movement involved in the wrist, arm, and fingers make this a great way to strengthen those fine motor muscles!  Holding the yarn works on pincer grasp-- not to mention all the hand-eye coordination involved in this task.  Your little one will be hard at "work!"  Though we may steer clear because of the mess, crafts also have many fine motor benefits! And with little ones, crafts are a great way to naturally talk about colors, shapes, count, etc.

yarn wrapping butterfly craft for kids

Once the child is finished wrapping the butterfly in yarn, cut a black pipe cleaner in half and thread it through the yarn near the top of the butterfly.

Next, you'll need to use a hot glue gun (be watchful of little fingers!  adult supervision advised!) to make the foam stick adhere to the yarn.

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 It is completely optional, but my daughter and I decided to add some gems to our butterfly body also using hot glue.  Thus the butterflies are complete!  This butterfly art and craft project was so fun for both my kids, and has added the perfect touch of spring to our home! 

Find a place to display your lovely and unique yarn wrapped butterfly!  Well, in our case... butterflies : )

We can't just make one of everything around here with four kids!

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