Virtual Camp Activity – Paper Butterfly Craft

This week’s Virtual Adventure Camp session has been filled with more cool crafts, like these beautiful butterflies. You can join in from home by creating your own using the instructions below – we have two options from you to choose from or you could try making both!

Option 1: Paper Plate Butterfly (shown in the photo above)

Supplies:

  • One paper plate
  • Two sheets of tissue paper in your favorite colors
    • Note: It’s best to have at least two different colors
  • One popsicle stick
  • One pipe cleaner
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Instructions:

  1. Cut out squares of tissue paper.
  2. Glue the tissue paper squares onto your paper plate – this will be your butterfly’s wings.
  3. Cut your paper plate in half and glue the rounded edges together to finish forming the wings.
  4. Color your popsicle stick to create the body of your butterfly. If you’d like, you can give it eyes or a face!
  5. Glue your popsicle stick where your paper plate sections are glued together.
  6. Flip your butterfly over.
  7. Bend your pipe cleaner in half and then bend, twist or curl the ends to make your butterfly’s antennae.
  8. Glue the bent portion of the pipe cleaner to the top of the back of your popsicle stick.

 

Option 2: Coffee Filter Butterfly

Supplies:

  • One coffee filter
  • Watercolors and/or markers
  • Cup of water (for watercolors)
  • One clothespin
  • One pipe cleaner

Instructions: 

  1. Start by coloring your coffee filter however you would like using watercolors (best option) or markers – this will be your butterfly’s wings.
  2. Use markers or watercolors to decorate the clothespin – this will be the body of your butterfly so give your butterfly a face if you would like!
  3. Scrunch your coffee filter in the middle and pinch it with the clothespin.
  4. Bend your pipe cleaner in half and then bend, twist or curl the ends to make your butterfly’s antennae.
  5. Pinch the pipe cleaner at the top of your clothespin.

And now you have a gorgeous butterfly (or two!). Don’t forget to share photos of your finished crafts with us on social media – find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @VarietySTL – and stay tuned for more camp activities you can do at home!