B is for balloon, bear, and boat. And also, B is for butterfly.
We’re going to have fun with the letter B and also with butterflies with this fun craft, a Butterfly Paper Plate Wreath.
With this craft, we’ll combine a couple of different classic crafts to form one pretty wreath. It’s so much fun to make!
Let’s get started.
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Light blue craft paint
1 coffee filter for each butterfly
Watercolors (We love this set from CraftProjectIdeas.com for its bright, vibrant colors.)
1 fuzzy craft stick (pipe cleaner) for each butterfly
Stapler (or tape)
How to make your Butterfly Paper Plate Wreath
Before beginning, cut out the middle of your paper plate. Depending on the age of your child, this part may best be done by an adult. Save the middle for a future craft project.
Use your light blue craft paint to paint your paper plate wreath. If you don’t want blue, use whatever color you want. We used blue to mimic the color of the sky.
While you are waiting for your wreath to dry, flatten your coffee filters. Use watercolors to paint a design on each coffee filter.
Paint a bulls-eye design (like we did above), splotches, stripes, squiggles, a solid color, or any design you desire. Get creative. Have fun!
Paint as many coffee filters as you want butterflies. We used two coffee filters per wreath, so that we could have two butterflies on our wreath.
Let your coffee filters dry completely.
Once your coffee filters are dry, it’s time to turn them into butterflies.
Take a fuzzy craft stick and bend it in half.
Gather your coffee filter in the middle and spread out the two sides (your wings).
Slip the middle of your coffee filter into your bent craft stick. Twist your craft stick both above and below your coffee filter to hold your butterfly’s shape.
Bend the two ends of your craft sticks a little so that they look like antenna.
Finally, it’s time to attach your butterflies to your wreath.
I found it easiest to use a stapler. All it took was one staple next to the craft stick to hold the butterfly in place. You could also use tape to attach your butterflies. Unfortunately, glue does not work well in this situation.
Once your butterflies are attached, your B is for Butterfly Wreath is ready to be hung up! Such a pretty kid-made decoration!
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My recommended craft supplies
This butterfly wreath is easy to make with a few craft supplies. Many of these you probably already have on hand. If not, keep a few in the craft cabinet so you can do more crafts with your kids.