There’s nothing better than a bright and beautiful butterfly craft for spring. Our Mosaic Monarch Butterfly Craft is definitely bright, dramatic, and truly gorgeous, with crisp colors made ever more vibrant against a black paper base. It’s also easy for even the littlest hands.
Butterflies are such a great craft subject, because there are so many different ways to make them. Just a few of our favorites in the past include these Paper Strip Butterflies which are truly colorful and it doesn’t get much more simple than our Accordion Fold Paper Butterflies.
For our Mosaic Monarch Butterfly Craft you will need cardstock in black as well as two colors of choice for each butterfly. The rest of the supplies include craft sticks, small googly eyes, scissors, glue, and a glue stick.
Mosaic Monarch Butterfly Craft
- Cardstock – black and 2 colors of choice for each butterfly
- Craft stick
- Small googly eyes
- Glue and glue stick
Begin by making your butterfly body.
This is done simply by fold a full sheet of black cardstock in half. Then, from the 2 corners on the unfolded side, cut in at a rounded angle toward the center of the folded side.
Then, cut a wide V along the unfolded edge to make the wings. Try to make one side larger than the other.
Unfolded, and you now have a black butterfly base.
For the mosaic colors, take the two colors of cardstock that you’ve chosen for your butterfly and cut in random size and uneven strips. Then, cut those in random and uneven pieces. You don’t want many straight rectangle or square pieces. They should be haphazard.
Now, like a puzzle, figure out how they best fit and use the glue stick to adhere the colors into place along the wings of the butterfly.
With a piece of the colored cardstock left over, cut a thin rectangle. Cut down the center of the rectangle and curl the ends.
Glue in place behind the top of a craft stick for the antennae. Also glue on 2 small googly eyes. You could simply make eyes with a black sharpie if preferred. Finally, glue the craft stick along the center of the butterfly.
This is truly such a gorgeous butterfly craft, but it’s also fun and a great problem solving craft for little ones! Be sure to check out more of our spring craft ideas at Our Kid Things!