Looking for a fun butterfly sun catcher craft for kids? This printable art will have you enjoying hours of fun making decorative sun catcher art for your home windows. With my simple stained glass paper template, you can work with your kids to complete this DIY butterfly sun catcher.
I have a lot of ideas on how you can add this sun catcher craft into your daily life with kids. Below you’ll see my ideas to help you come up with clever ways to use this paper craft for kids this year.
What is so great about this Spring Butterfly Sun catcher is that you can really see your craft come alive every time you look out your window!
And I LOVE the stained-glass affect!
With a few supplies, you can make a butterfly sun catcher too!
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Spring and Summer Butterfly Sun Catcher
Ideas to Use DIY Spring Butterfly Sun Catcher Craft
1. Butterfly Education
If you’re a home school parent or want an activity to help educate your preschoolers about life science, then this spring butterfly sun catcher craft will work. You can add this kids’ craft into your current plans for a life science chapter about a butterfly’s lifespan.
Combing the craft with the fun life science activity or raising caterpillars to watch their growth from caterpillar to butterfly at home.
2. Boost Fine Motor Skills
The act of cutting and coloring is an excellent way to boost fine motor skills in kids. While some portions of this butter sun catcher craft must be completed by an adult, your kids can use their fine motor skills for other parts of this craft for kids.
This will help them strengthen and improve the development of this necessary function.
3. Spring Décor
You can use this butterfly sun catcher craft as part of your spring décor plans. Your kids will have hours of fun making beautiful butterflies to hang on the windows in their bedroom, the living room, and perhaps your front door window.
This is an excellent way to liven up your home with colorful DIY sun catchers that inspire everyone to feel happy.
Whether you want to liven up the home for spring and summer or simply need a new way to curb boredom with your kids, this butterfly sun catcher craft will work! Gather the list of supplies below and have your kids sit down to make sun catcher crafts together today.
Butterfly Sun Catcher Tutorial
Butterfly Sun Catcher Supplies:
- Clear Contact Paper
- Tissue Paper
- Glue Stick
- Card Stock Paper
- Hobby Knife
- Butterfly Template (found at the bottom of the page)
Directions to make your Spring Butterfly Sun Catcher:
After you have gathered up all of your supplies and printed your butterfly template, cut them out along the outside of the black outline.
Then, with your hobby knife, cut out the white portion of your butterfly.
Leaving only the black outline.
Next, flip it over and glue on each layer of tissue paper with your desired colors covering the entire butterfly sun catcher craft.
Your butterfly should look like this when you are finished gluing on the tissue paper.
This spring craft is really starting to come together!
We are almost done!
Then, carefully glue on the other butterfly template so that it aligns with the other side.
After that, cover both sides with your clear contact paper.
*Word of caution, the paper is super sticky. To avoid any mistakes, lay your contact paper down first and place your butterfly craft on top of it.*
Repeat the same technique for the other side.
Finally, cut the trimmings off and your beautiful butterfly sun catcher is complete!
Tape it on a window or hang it outside. Either way, it’s a welcoming addition to your home and your kids will have an absolute blast making it!
Butterfly Sun Catcher Template
We love seeing your creations come to life!