Beautiful Painted Butterfly Doily Craft for Kids

When I think of butterflies I think of spring, warm weather, and color popping out everywhere after a long winter (I can’t wait!). Since we…

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When I think of butterflies I think of spring, warm weather, and color popping out everywhere after a long winter (I can’t wait!). Since we have extra doilies from our Valentine’s Day Heart Craft and I have two kids who love butterflies, painting, and crafting I figured we should use them to make some lovely lacy butterflies and now I have butterflies fluttering around my house right now with two cute little kids in control.

Beautiful Painted Butterfly Doily Craft for Kids

As much as the kids loved making their butteries they have enjoyed flying them around the house and making up stories and adventures for their mommy and baby butterfly. The role of mommy is always played by Little Tiger and the role of baby is played by Little Dragon. It’s funny to see and hear my son talk like a baby and my daughter mimic me as she pretends to be mom. I originally thought of this as a craft but maybe it should be more of a pretend play activity–your kids can decide :).

 Butterfly Doily Craft

Beautiful Painted Butterfly Doily Craft for Kids

Supplies:
2 doilies
Clothespin
Pipe cleaner
Watercolors (affiliate link)
Craft paint (We used Acrylic Paint (affiliate link) because the colors end up nice and bright)
Paint brush
Scissors
Glue
Craft gem (affiliate link) -optional

Directions:
1.  Have child paint doilies with water color paints and set them aside to dry.

Beautiful Painted Butterfly Doily Craft for Kids

One of my kiddos brushed the paper doilies too hard and tore a hole in one of them so before your kids start painting I recommend letting them know they should paint softly because wet paper becomes easy to rip.

2.  Have child paint clothespin with craft paint and set aside to dry. Once it’s dry cut a pipe cleaner in half and glue to clothespin for the antennas and a craft gem to the clothespin for the butterflies face.

Beautiful Painted Butterfly Doily Craft for Kids

3.  Fold doily in half (like a taco) and in half again (like a piece of pie). We made the second fold slightly below the half way point so more of the edge of the doily could be seen.

Beautiful Painted Butterfly Doily Craft for Kids

4. Glue wings to the back of the clothespin and once it’s dry the butterfly is ready to be hung or played with :).

Beautiful Painted Butterfly Doily Craft for Kids

Doily Crafts by the Kids Craft Stars

Beautiful Painted Butterfly Doily Craft for Kids
This craft is part of the Kids Craft Stars monthly challenge. Join us this year for some awesome crafts inspired by supplies you already have (like sticks, lids, and boxes). Show us your crafty side on Instagram by tagging #kidscraftstars and you can follow all the talented crafters on our group KCS Pinterest Board. If you like crafts (which I’m pretty sure you do) this is for you–It’s going to be a fun year! 🙂
 Butterfly Doily Craft
Thanks for crafting with us today. If you enjoyed this craft please pin & share it with others! Love, Katie & the Kiddos

8 comments

  1. I love this!! Such a cute kids craft idea! Would love to see you at my craft party which is new Thursdays at 7pm EST. I pin every instruction post! Have a great rest of the week!

  2. Beautiful and inspirational crafts. I am not a mom, nor am I a teacher. Who I am is the aunt who loves her nieces, nephews and cousins. One of my cousins, also named Katie, is a super MOM. She just always seems to have an activity up her sleeve. lol. I, by chance,(Facebook) found you. The very first thing I thought of was Katie and how she would love your ideas. When I finish this comment I am going to tell her about you. Thank you so much for sharing, without costing, your ideas. God bless you and all who surround you. Teresa

    1. Hi Teresa, I am so glad you found us on Facebook and felt so inspired to share us with your cousin. That’s so fun that her name is Katie too–I always seem to get along well with other Katies :). Your comment completely made my day. Thanks so much and I hope you have a wonderful day!

  3. What brilliant colors–just like the real thing 🙂 We don’t have any doilies but I think I will use coffee filters so we get the beautiful bleeding effects. Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Thank you for linking up at “A Little Bird Told Me” Wednesday link party! You have been featured on Mama’s Happy Hive. 🙂

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