Sunday, March 23, 2014

Butterfly Finger Puppets

With spring seemingly unwilling to show it's face and snow still surrounding us, we decided to take matters into our own hands and bring spring to us.
What speaks spring more than butterflies and flowers?!
Here is our spring inspired solution...
Flower-filled butterflies to conjure up spring's warmth and new life.

To create you will need:

flowers (pressed flowers work best for the longest lasting collage)
sheet of colored construction paper
mactac (also know as contact paper)

To begin:

Print or trace this butterfly template onto your colored paper.
Cut out your butterfly and then cut out the insides of the wings.

Gather up you flowers.
Cut out two squares of mactac a little larger than your butterfly.

Peel the backing off one of the squares of mactac and place the butterfly on top of the sticky side.
Now for the *FUN* part.

Fill the wings with flowers to make the butterflies come alive with color and beauty!

When your flower collage is complete, peel the backing off your other square of mactac and press it firmly on top of your butterfly to seal your flowers in. 
Cut off the excess edges around your butterfly.

There you have it. A flower-filled butterfly!

When it was done we couldn't resist placing in in a sunny window for a bit to admire.
Instant spring to make us smile.

Soon it was time to let this butterfly fly.
To turn it into a finger puppet, simply cut a small strip of paper and tape it onto the back to fit the finger of the "flyer".

Ready to take flight!

Flutter by,

Floating flower
in the sky.

Kiss me with your
Petal wings—

Whisper secrets,
Tell of spring.
Author Unknown

Welcome spring sunshine and butterflies!



  1. This is ADORABLE! Such a cute craft and fine motor activity! We're sharing this with our Facebook followers! :)

  2. Those are gorgeous!! Thank you for linking up to the Thoughful Spot Weekly Blog Hop!

  3. This looks so nice! I need to get my hand on some transparent foil :-) For now we only did wings out of cardboard, but I REALLY like how yours turned out!

  4. I love this idea. So pretty! I've been admiring all of the wildflowers coming up around the neighborhood. May be time to start doing some gathering.

  5. They're beautiful, Shanti! I think I'll make one for myself, just because. :)

    Mars M.

  6. what a beautiful way to create a butterfly.

  7. Oh wow! These are fantastic!
    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

  8. Oh Shanti! Thanks for sharing the beautiful projects you do! You're a Magic Woman! ♥

  9. I use butterfly projects to teach symmetry. This one is new! Can't wait to try it. Haven't used mactac in a while. Time to pull the roll out of it's storage spot! This makes it more exciting.

  10. This is simply beautiful. I have a question. I hate to appear stupid but I am not following something here. If I understand the directions, you place the cut out butterfly on sticky paper and then add the flowers (to the sticky paper). Then "peel the back off of the other piece of mactac and place it over the flowers to seal them in". Doesn't that encase the flowers from both sides with the mactac? How do you see the flowers if they are encased in mactac? You said it was like contact paper but, is mactac clear?


We ((LOVE)) your comments!!! Thank you with all our hearts for visiting us here at Twig and Toadstool. xo



Related Posts with Thumbnails