Spring is the time for butterflies and if you are looking for a fun after school (or school) activity, why not make these butterfly paper bracelets for kids!
We have a printable template ready (along with simple instructions too) that kids can decorate on their own to each have their own unique project. Fun, easy and frugal!*this post contains affiliate links*
Oh the fluttering butterflies! We love them! And the pretty paper jewellery we love it too. We’ve already shared a whole bunch of paper rings (just check these printable bug paper rings) and have just recently started to do paper bracelets too – you really loved our paper heart bracelet. And as you loved the heart one as much as you did, this butterfly followed.
This one is a perfect creative spring craft activity for kids as it’s really easy to make, lets the kids get creative with designing their very own paper bracelet and, as the bracelet band isn’t glued together, can be worn on many occasions.
We decorated ours with markers (don’t you just love the vivid colors?) but you can use all sorts of different coloring supplies – from crayons to watercolors and you can even go further by adding a gemstone or two (works wonderful on a butterfly).
We decorated two of these butterfly crafts, just to show you a bit of variety. You can make your butterfly bracelet super simple (younger kids in preschool, kindergarten) or add many, many details (no age limit really).
How to Make Our Butterfly Paper Bracelets for Kids
What you need:
- our printable template (you can grab it at the very end of this tutorial)
- coloring and drawing supplies
- heavier print paper / cardstock
Other decorating materials are optional: biodegradable glitter, gemstones…
See the Video Tutorial
Or Go Through Our Step by Step Instructions
Print out our template on heavier print paper (you can get the template at the end of this tutorial).
Decorate the butterflies bellow the bracelets. I have drawn the details with a black marker.
Do the same on the other side.
What you need to do, is loop the bracelet and slip one slip into the other (the ones you cut on the bracelet, along the dashed lines).
And that is all there is to it. Your butterfly bracelet is ready to be worn around.