Read It, Make It: Butterfly Craft

Check out the classic story The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, the story of a little caterpillar with a very big appetite, then make a fun butterfly craft to celebrate Spring.

Picture of the cover of book The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Cover of The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Butterfly Craft

Materials

  • One piece of construction paper, any color
  • Markers, crayons, or color pencils
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Paper confetti (optional)
  • Fun hole punches for making confetti (optional)

Directions

  1. Fold the construction paper in half and draw half of your butterfly (see example below).
  2. Cut along the solid lines, fold along the dotted lines.
  3. Decorate your butterfly!
  4. glue the body of your butterfly together.
Construction paper folded in half with butterfly shape drawn with a marker and a pair of scissors.
Step one example
Example of confetti and hole punches
hand holding finished butterfly craft
Example of finished butterfly craft
Hand holding finished butterfly craft.
Example of finished butterfly craft