Easy crafts are always some of my favorites. And these Simple Accordion Fold Paper Butterflies are a beautiful, simple spring craft!
This Simple Accordion Fold Paper Butterflies Craft come together with the help of our Paper Butterflies Free Printable Template.
Print out the Paper Butterflies Free Printable Template then trace on your choice of colored construction paper. Cut the two pieces out and fold like an accordion. Next, pinch and connect together with a colorful piece of yarn or a pipe cleaner would work, too. Easy peasy and simply beautiful!
Simple Folded Paper Butterflies
- Paper Butterflies Free Printable Template
- construction paper, assorted spring colors
- yarn or pipe cleaners
- pencil to trace template
Use a pencil or maker to trace the 2 template patterns on the selected colored craft paper.
The template includes 2 patterns, upper wings and lower wings.
Make accordion folds on the wing patterns. Try to keep the folds small and even. Take the lower wing pattern and apply a drop of glue on the top middle part of the wing pattern.
Take the upper wing pattern and attach it with the lower wing pattern by joining both patterns on the glued side. Squeeze the joint part to make sure that the wings are attached nicely.
Cut a small piece of yarn thread and 2 knots around the joint part of the wings. Keep in mind to tie 2 knots. After tying the knots keep enough yarn thread at both open ends for the antenna pattern and then cut off extra yarn if required. Or, wrap with a small piece of pipe cleaner. Now spread the folds of each wing carefully and nicely. You can use 2 different colored craft papers for the wings as well.
Gather all the craft papers you have and make more colors! Be sure to find more fun and colorful spring crafts at Our Kid Things!