I hope you love butterflies as much as I love butterflies! The bright and warm spring and summer invite them to show off their beautiful wings and to visit the flowers. Today I am going to share a cute smiley butterfly kid paper craft to display in your rooms. Before we make a butterfly craft, let’s learn about butterflies! It is fun to learn about how they turn from chrysalis to butterfly!…..Here are a few of our favorite books!
National Geographic Readers: Caterpillar to ButterflyMy, Oh My–A Butterfly!: All About Butterflies (Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library)From Caterpillar to Butterfly (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1)The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Picture Puffins)
Smiley Butterfly Kid Paper Craft
List of Supplies
- Colored craft paper
- Craft glue
- Black gel pen
- Pink Sharpie
Instructions / Making Process:
Print and cut out the patterns from the template. Place the cut out patterns on the selected colored craft papers and trace around the sides. Use scissors to cut out the traced patterns nicely. The template includes – 1 body pattern with wings, 2 small strips (antenna), 1 oval pattern (to create the smiley face of the butterfly), 2 teardrop patterns and 2 circle patterns for wing decoration. You can create your own patterns for decorating the wings or simply print, cut out and use the template given with the tutorial.
Attach the two teardrop patterns on the top side of the wings and the two circle patterns on the bottom side of the wings.
Take the oval pattern and draw the smiley face using black gel pen. Use pink sharpie to create two blush patterns on both cheeks of the butterfly smiley face. You can add more or less details as you wish.
Attach the smiley oval pattern right on the middle of the wing pattern.
Finally, attach the two small strips (these will be the antennas) at the back side of the top end of the smiley oval pattern. Mix and match different colored papers and draw different smiley faces for variation.
You can use these smiley butterfly kid paper craft for tons of other crafts!
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Madreen Karle is a master first grade reading teacher with over 30 years of classroom experience. She taught reading in a special needs and English as a Second Language classroom. After retiring she wrote a reading program to help others learn how to teach reading. She is a trusted educator and author of 5 books to help teach children to read and write. In addition to her books, she is a mentor for 3 websites that give reading teacher tips (Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading, Mrs. Karle’s Reading Patch, and Mrs. Karle’s Handwriting Patch). Through her teaching she learned that confidence was the key to learning to read. A child who is not confident at reading does not like to read and struggles to read. Mrs. Karle created “sunshine moments” to help teach children how to grow their confidence and learn to read.
Meeghan Karle Mousaw (Madreen’s daughter) has her Master’s in Special Education. She has 8 years experience teaching children to read online. In addition, she developed a curriculum to teach children handwriting called The Handwriting Patch. With the Handwriting Patch learning is fun because children learn to draw and learn handwriting at the same time. In 2019 The Handwriting Patch curriculum became an amazon best seller the first year it was released, helping thousands of kids learn handwriting with a unique, fun method. She is mom to 6 kids, each with differently learning abilities and struggles.
The Reading Patch was established by the creators of Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading. Together they have been featured on the NBC media outlets and Parents Magazine online. Over the last 8 years in their online platform, Madreen and Meeghan have worked tirelessly with teachers, homeschoolers and parents looking to help children learn to read to become a trusted authority in teaching children to read and advocating early literacy skills. They often partner with other educational experts to deliver the most current information to the Reading Patch community.