Butterfly Crafts


Totally Buggy Clips
These Totally Buggy Butterfly Craft Clips are a cinch to put together, so they shouldn't bug you too much.
These Totally Buggy Butterfly Craft Clips are a cinch to put together, so they shouldn't bug you too much.

Butterflies and bugs are amazing things -- and this butterfly craft really shows them off. Use mini clothespins or glue the buggy foam shapes onto adhesive-back magnet strips. Then hang your kids' best artwork or top-notch tests on the refrigerator for all to see!

What You'll Need:

  • Pencil
  • Craft foam scraps
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Hole punch
  • 1-inch colored clothespins
  • Clear fishing line
  • 2 thumbtacks

How to Make Totally Buggy Clips:

Trace and cut out bug shapes.

Step 1: Using stencils or drawing freehand, trace and cut out bug shapes in various colors of craft foam.

Use a hole punch to make ladybug spots.

Step 2: To make a ladybug, glue 2 ladybug wings on top of a ladybug body, keeping the wings slightly apart in the middle. Use the hole punch to make small circles out of craft foam; glue them to the tops of the ladybug wings.

For the butterfly and dragonfly, glue a body cutout to a wing cutout. Let dry.

Glue a clothespin to the back of each bug.

Step 3: Turn the bugs over, and glue a clothespin to the back of each bug. Let dry. String the fishing line along a wall and secure it with a thumbtack on each end.

Clip your buggy clothespins onto the line to hang your kids' very best photos and artwork. They also make great homemade gifts for teachers, friends, and grandparents, too!

On the next page you'll learn to make a 3-D magnet in the shape of a butterfly that mimics the butterflies found in your garden.

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