Visit our sister site VintageFangirl.com for free vintage clip art and printables!

Pretty Butterfly Mobile Craft for Kids

Glittery Butterflies 300x179 Pretty Butterfly Mobile Craft for Kids

Butterfly Mobile Craft for Kids

For her birthday, my daughter got a book called 50 Rainy Day Activities (50 Things to Make and Do), and it is full of awesome crafts for kids.  I finally had to give her a stack of sticky notes to go through and mark all the crafts she wanted to do!  Our first one was this butterfly mobile craft.

Related Pages: Butterfly Fairy Coloring PagesThe Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities and Lesson Plan

What You Need to Make a Butterfly Mobile:

  • Paint
  • White paper  (ours is on finger paint paper)
  • White glue
  • Yarn or string of some type
  • Glitter or salt
  • Drinking straw
  • Large bead or button
  • Scissors
Butterfly Mobile Craft Supplies 300x182 Pretty Butterfly Mobile Craft for Kids

Craft supplies needed to make a butterfly mobile with kids.

 

Finger Paints 300x215 Pretty Butterfly Mobile Craft for Kids

The butterfly mobile instructions called for watered down craft paints, but we decided to do some finger painting instead.

 

Finger Painting 300x180 Pretty Butterfly Mobile Craft for Kids

Paint your paper however you like for your butterfly mobile's wings.

 

Salt for Glitter 300x204 Pretty Butterfly Mobile Craft for Kids

While the paint is still wet, sprinkle on some glitter or salt to make your butterfly's wings catch the light.

Once the paint has dried, fold the paper in half (short edges together, with glue sandwiched in between.  This makes it so that both sides are now painted.

 

Butterfly Shapes 300x179 Pretty Butterfly Mobile Craft for Kids

Fold the painted paper in half again and cut out shapes along the fold so when you unfold them, you have a whole butterfly.

 

Bendy Straw Craft 300x179 Pretty Butterfly Mobile Craft for Kids

Stretch out your bendy straw, and cut it off, just above where it bends. Trim the other end to be the right length for your butterfly's body.

 

Bendy Straw Antennae 300x179 Pretty Butterfly Mobile Craft for Kids

Cut the accordion (bendy) part of the straw vertically down the middle and gently bend the two sides apart. The result is antennas for your butterfly mobile craft.

 

IMAG1992 300x179 Pretty Butterfly Mobile Craft for Kids

Feed the yarn or string through the straw, with a bead or button on the bottom end to keep it from coming back through. Glue this body in place on your butterfly.

 

Finished Butterfly Mobile Craft 300x179 Pretty Butterfly Mobile Craft for Kids

Once your butterfly mobile is dry, hang it up where ever you want some color!

 

What I Learned the Hard Way:

Painting Herself 225x300 Pretty Butterfly Mobile Craft for Kids

It's not even a new lesson at this point.

Discussion

One comment for “Pretty Butterfly Mobile Craft for Kids”

  1. Gorgeous Butterflies. I am going to have to try this with my daughter. I think she would have a blast.

    Posted by Stacie | May 1, 2012, 11:07 pm

Post a comment

Hide me
Show me
Hide me
Show me