This Butterfly Finger Puppet is the most perfect summer project and nature craft for kids! It involves the beauty all around… leaves, flowers, twigs, anything your child finds personally beautiful. Butterflies have lots and lots of different looks, so anything goes. Plus, this is another excuse to get the kids outside and to turn on their creative minds.
Hello, it’s Amy from While Wearing Heels and I’m back to share another fun DIY project….for the kids!
Butterfly Finger Puppet
Butterfly Finger Puppet Instructions
To make your own butterfly finger puppet, gather the following supplies:
Begin by arranging your leaves onto the cardstock to resemble a butterfly shape. Trace around your leaves and cut your butterfly shape out of the cardstock. Fold the butterfly in half. Cut 2 lines into the center, over the fold, creating a loop to place your finger inside.
Using your glue stick, glue the leaves down onto the butterfly shape cutout. You could also attach some twigs to the center of your butterfly.
This is where it gets fun. Using the flower petals, begin to decorate the butterfly’s wings. Again, secure them into place using your glue stick.
Place your butterfly onto your finger.
And have fun making it flutter around.
Make sure you have your camera ready, these butterflies can be quick and elusive.
Aren’t they beautiful? Butterflies are one of my favorites! Here are a few favorite butterfly quotes to discuss with your child while making these adorable butterfly finger puppets. Not only can you chat about the amazing qualities of the butterfly, but you can teach a few important life lessons too. Yay!
The butterflies…What an educated sense of beauty they have. They seem only an ornament to society, and yet, if they were gone, how substantial would be their loss
(Kid Question and Research: ‘What to butterflies bring to our world, besides their beauty?’)
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
(Kid Question: ‘What can we learn from the butterfly and becoming beautiful inside?’)
Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
(Kid Question: ‘How can we be happy right now, no matter what is going on around us?’)
Interested in another fun craft project involving nature? Head over to While Wearing Heels and learn how to make a wildflower crown.
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Very fun! My two little girls would love making these! Thanks for the idea.
Amy of while wearing heels says
Thank you so much Rebecca. I am not sure who had more fun making these me or my daughter. I am sure your little girls will love it as well!
That’s amazing, what a brilliant way to spend a day, foraging then crafting, pretty and very educational.
Amy of while wearing heels says
Thank you so much Mel. Fortunately, we didn’t have to do much foraging. This craft was prompted because I actually had flowers, from my husband(!), wilting in a vase.
Well my three year old son and I tried this and there were many issues! First try finding flower petals that you can pick- most of them belong to others. We made our own which didn’t turn out so great. Then the sticks do not stick with glue to the cardstock. Had to use tape. And finally, I could not figure out how you made that loop thing on the bottom so I had to cut out a strip of cardstock and glue (well no that wouldn’t stick either, so tape) it in a loop to the bottom. Needless to say I had to take over the project and in the end, it was difficult to get our ugly butterfly to flutter around. I strongly suggest doing this activity with children who are at least 6 years old and taping down the sticks. I guess a trip to your local flower shop would help too to purchase some petals. Make sure you use them the same day too because they die in less than 24 hours.