Sunday, June 16, 2013

Yarn Butterflies

My daughter really loves butterflies, she tries to catch them all the time.  A few months back her  Kindergarten class did a project where they raised some caterpillars and watched them build their cocoons then turn into butterflies.   The whole class did a document where they got to draw pictures of the entire process and talk about each stage of the transformation. 

Needless to say my daughter thought this whole thing was pretty cool.   She talked about it a lot and was really excited when the butterflies finally emerged from the cocoons and they set them free.  I wanted to do this with the girls this summer but with us going to visit family the timing was just off.

So I thought it would be fun to make some butterflies of our own for her to keep.  She was so excited about making these and has been playing with them for a few days now.  They are pretty simple to make I did however help her with putting the buttons on the pipe cleaners but she was able to do all the rest herself.  Once the excitement is over and she is done playing with them, I plan on hanging them from the ceiling in her room, I just think they would look so cute flying around the room!

Yarn (any color)
Buttons (2 big 2 smaller per butterfly)
Craft Sticks (2 per butterfly)
Pipe cleaner (1 per butterfly)
Glue Gun

 Using your glue gun glue two craft sticks together in an X shape
  Then glue the end of your yarn to the middle of your X
 Wrap your yarn around one end of your X and keep wrapping till you get to the end
 Then using your glue gun glue the end of the string to your craft stick
Then repeat for the other side of your X
  Slip two buttons onto one end of your pipe cleaner
Then feed the pipe cleaner through again to make the eyes and anti
Repeat on other end of pipe cleaner
 Now wrap your pipe cleaner around the center of your butterfly
 Now play with your new toy or hang them up in your room!


  1. Super fun project! Love theses!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  2. What a cute idea. My grand kids would love to make these. So clever!
    Have a wonderful week,
    @ Eclectic Red Barn

  3. These are so cute and fun! I can't wait to try this project with my daughter... she will LOVE it! Thanks so much for sharing. I found your site through the Summer Blog Carnival and look forward to reading more! If you have the time and interest, I would love if you visited Kartwheels Kids Projects! Have a wonderful day!

  4. Love it! Looking for craft idea for the week-thanks!
    also, my Made in a Day link is if you want to visit back since you dont have the open option. : )

  5. Oh so fun! My 3yo daughter LOVES butterflies - I think this will have to happen soon :)

  6. This is so cute and fun. Your daughter is adorable and indeed, she was having fun making these lovely butterflies. I would like to thank you for joining the Pin It Monday Hop Pinterest Party.
    Pursuit Of Functional Home

  7. So cute and simple. I can see making several and hanging them up in my daughter's room. I think she'd love it!

  8. These are ADORABLE!!! Pinning! Thanks for linking up at Tender Moments.

  9. what a sweet craft project. Thank you for sharing at the hop. xo

  10. Absolutely adorable! I've just pinned this so I can try it later with my son and my students! Thanks for linking up with Stress-Free Sunday!

  11. These are so great! I think my girls will love to do these in a few years (they are a little young for it right now). Pinned it for later. Visting from LOBS.
    Leah @ Simple.Home.Blessings.

  12. How fun! AND I have so much yarn laying around too!

    Thank you for linking up with us at Pin It Tuesday!

  13. love the button details

  14. CUTE!!! My nieces love butterflies as well.

    I finally made it back from my trip so my comments are late...
    Thanks for sharing at Tuesdays with a Twist! Looking forward to seeing what you share this week!

  15. This is such a fun craft for the kiddos! Pinning and featuring tonight!

  16. I like this and think my daughter could make these on her own. I'm pinning this one too!