Summertime Butterfly Art Project

By Jodi Lorence August 13, 2014
These cute little butterflies are lots of fun to make and are a great way for you and your mini-macaronis to celebrate summer! 

  • Card stock 
  • Water color paint and brushes or dot paints
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Brightly colored ribbon or pipe cleaner
  • Fishing line (for hanging)
  1. Cut a piece of cardstock 5 1/2 inches by 4 inches for the body.
  2. Cut out wings as in picture. I kept them one piece so I could glue the body on down the middle.
  3. Have the kids paint each piece, the body and the wings.
  4. Once the paint has dried, glue the rectangular piece into a cylinder.
  5. Glue the cylinder on the middle of the wings.
  6. Cut 2 pieces of ribbon or pipe cleaner and knot or twist one end of each. 
  7. Glue the antennae on your butterfly with the knotted end up.
  8. Attach fishing line and hang so your butterflies will fly!
Be creative with whatever supplies you have. You could use glitter glue, sequins, or whatever else to enhance the butterfly.