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With all the lovely sunshine that we have been having here in the UK we haven’t really been crafting much this week. We have however had a wonderful weekend visiting a local beach and playing in the garden.

One thing we noticed whilst playing in the garden is that the butterfly’s are back! It was so lovely to see them and a good sign that summer is on its way – we can’t wait! So for today’s craft we wanted to share this super cute toilet roll butterfly craft. Aren’t they just lovely? So bright and beautiful!

Heres what we used

  • Coloured paints and paintbrush
  • Pipe cleaner
  • Coloured card
  • Googly eyes
  • Toilet roll
  • Scissors
  • Glue (we used a glue gun but you could always PVA and peg!)

How to make our toilet roll butterfly craft

Toilet paper roll butterfly craft for kids

Start by taking your empty toilet rolls and coating them inside out in the chosen colour of paint.

Toilet paper roll butterfly craft for kids

Once dry, you will need to cut the rolls into four equal rings. Our rings are each 1/4 of a roll.

Toilet paper roll butterfly craft for kids

Now to make the butterfly’s body! Take a pipe cleaner and cut it in half. Line the two pieces up and begin twisting them together at one end leaving only a small section untwisted at the top for the antennae. Cut out a circle for the butterfly’s face and add details such as the googly eyes, a mouth and some rosy cheeks. Then glue the face onto the pipe cleaner just below the base of the antennae.

Toilet paper roll butterfly craft for kids

Take each of your toilet roll rings and pinch them at opposite ends to make the shape of the wings. Glue one of your upper wings to a lower wing at the point. Repeat this with the other two wings. Then glue both sides of wings together with the butterfly’s body in the middle (if using PVA you may need to peg the pieces together whist drying). Once dry your cute little toilet roll butterfly craft is finished!

Here are some more crafts that you might enjoy

Paper roll Birds

Paper roll Bumble Bees

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