Folded Paper Butterflies

Create a butterfly garden for your room!

Powered by:
Average Rating:
Participant Age: 7 to 12
Approximate Cost: Under $10
Duration: 1 to 60 minutes
Difficulty:
Physical Challenge:
  • Markers
  • Construction paper (approximately 9" x 12")
  • Pipe cleaner
  • Scissors
  • Yarn
Cut and Decorate Paper

Cut a piece of construction paper in half widthwise. It is okay if one piece is slightly smaller than the other. Decorate the paper with markers. Encourage your child to make creative patterns on the wings.

Fold and Stack Paper

Fold the pieces of paper accordion style. Stack the folded pieces on top of each other. Tightly pinch the pieces together in the middle. Using a sharp pair of scissors, make two shallow cuts (one on each side) in the area where you are pinching. This will help hold the pipe cleaner body in place.

Add Pipe Cleaner

Fold a pipe cleaner in half. Twist the pipe cleaner a couple of times, starting at the bend. This will be the bottom of the butterfly's body. Now, wrap the pipe cleaner around the middle of the wings, tucking it into the cuts. Twist the pipe cleaner a couple more times to finish off the butterfly's body. Be sure to leave the ends untwisted to make antennae.

Hang Butterfly

To hang the butterflies, string a piece of yarn through the pipe cleaner.


Sign up to receive fun activities

Advanced Search >

Join National Wildlife Federation on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest      Join Ranger Rick on Facebook Check out Ranger Rick magazine on Twitter Visit Ranger Rick on Pinterest

RR Jr Reading Guide button

 

Ranger Rick's CampZone
Ranger Rick's GreenZone
From: Ranger Rick, rick@nwf.org
Subject: { Your name goes here } sent you a laugh from Ranger Rick
Message: The following message was sent to you by { Name } from Ranger Rick's Laugh Finder website:

{ Your note }



Click here to find the answer on Ranger Rick's Laugh Finder >>
From: Ranger Rick, rick@nwf.org
Subject: { Your name goes here } sent you a question from Ranger Rick
Message: The following message was sent to you by { Name } from Ranger Rick's website:

{ Your note }



Click here to find the answer on Ranger Rick's website >>