This adorable butterfly Valentine’s Day craft for kids is an easy and fun activity for any age. There’s nothing sweeter than a handmade valentine from your favorite little people and they are perfect for no candy valentine exchanges. You can even attach a cute note to make it even more personal.
If you follow my blog then you know I am not a crafty mom. So if I can handle this simple art project then so can you! Usually when I attempt to craft with the kids I end up doing most of it for them. With this Valentine’s Day craft I was able to let them do their own then help here and there when they asked.
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This Valentine’s day craft is perfect for toddler ages and up! But with smaller ages, make sure they don’t color in the same spot too much or the marker will put a hole through their butterfly’s wings.If your kids are old enough to write, have them attach a sweet note to their butterfly for whoever they’re gifting it to!
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- Crayola Washable Markers
- White Coffee Filters
- Wood Clothespins
- Pipe Cleaners
- Magnetic Tape
- Eye Dropper
- Small cup of water
- Paper towels
- Hot Glue gun
Since we homeschool, there isn’t really a need to buy a box of 20 valentines. I have before but after passing out their valentines to mommy, daddy, and grandma the rest usually end up in the garbage. Especially when all three of us would much rather prefer a special handmade valentine from them.
However this Valentine’s Day craft is so simple and easy, kids are able to make a bunch of the in a short period of time if they do have a long list of valentines to hand out.
- Lay a coffee filter flat on a piece of wax or parchment paper and use the markers to color the whole thing.
- Use the eyedropper to cover the entire coffee filter with water drops until the colors start to blend together. Then move to a paper towel to dry.
- When the coffee filters are completely dry fold them back and forth accordion style. Pinch the middle of the folded filter and clip it with a clothespin. Spread and straighten the butterfly wings.
- Use a black marker to draw eyes and a smile on the butterfly.
- Make two antennas using half a pipe cleaner. Then use the hot glue gun to attach them to the back of the clothespin.
- Cut a small piece of magnet tape and hot glue it to the back of the butterfly (even though they come with adhesive I always hot glue them to make sure it stays on longer.)
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