Spring is the time for butterflies and if you are looking for a fun after school (or school) activity, why not make these butterfly paper bracelets for kids!
Oh the fluttering butterflies! We love them! And the pretty free diy kids butterfly paper bracelets we love it too. and have just recently started to do free DIY kids butterfly paper bracelets too – you will have fun making our loved free DIY kids butterfly paper bracelets.
This one is a perfect creative spring craft activity for kids as it’s really easy to make, lets the kids get creative with designing their own paper bracelet and, as the bracelet band isn’t glued together, can be worn on many occasions.
We decorated ours with markers but you can use all sorts of different coloring supplies – from crayons to watercolors and you can even go further by adding a gemstone or two (works wonderfully on a butterfly).
We decorated two of these butterfly crafts, just to show you a bit of variety. You can make your butterfly bracelet super simple (younger kids in preschool, kindergarten) or add many, many details (no age limit really).
How to Make the Butterfly Paper Bracelets for Kids
What you need:
- Draw Butterfly
- coloring and drawing supplies
- heavier print paper / cardstock
Other decorating materials are optional: biodegradable glitter, gemstones…
Step by Step Instructions
First Draw butterflies with Your Hand or Print it from google.
Decorate the butterflies bellow the bracelets. I have drawn the details with a black marker.
And colored it in with brush markers. Whichever coloring supplies your kids choose, the butterfly bracelets will look wonderful.
Carefully cut out the butterfly.
Also cut out the bracelet.
Take the butterfly again, there is a dashed line in the middle of the butterfly body. Cut along that line to cut the butterfly in half.
Apply glue on the bracelet – on the “blank half butterfly shape”.
Stick the colored butterfly half on the bracelet.
Do the same on the other side.
There are dashed lines on the bracelet too – going half way through on each end of the bracelet. Cut along those dashed lines too.
Now comes the “making the bracelet part” – you need to do this with the bracelet on your wrist. This can be a bit tricky so it’s best if someone else puts the bracelet on your wrist.
What you need to do, is loop the bracelet and slip one slip into the other (the ones you cut on the bracelet, along the dashed lines).
And that is all there is to it. Your butterfly bracelet is ready to be worn around.