Make a fun, eye-catching paper weaving heart butterfly craft with kids to spark their imaginations this Valentine’s day!
This butterfly craft will teach your kids how to weave on a simple paper heart while building up their fine motor skills. You will only need some basic craft materials like paper, a paper roll, glue, scissors, and our free printable template that you can download and print.
Our butterfly craft is also the perfect activity for a rainy day, a playdate with friends, at daycare, in spring, summer, or any time your kids need something creative to do.
Like our Letter B butterfly craft, fluttering cupcake liner butterfly craft, and easy paper butterfly craft, this one is also a great spring craft idea for preschoolers, kindergarteners, and elementary school kids.
So don’t wait any longer, grab the materials and get ready for a craft that your kids will love!
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Supplies you need to make a Paper Weaving Heart Butterfly Craft
- Paper weaving heart butterfly template (You can get access to our free printables by signing up for our newsletters below)
- One colored A4 cardstock
- One to four colorful A4 construction papers
- One white A4 construction paper
- Craft knife (To be used by grown-ups only)
- Paper roll
How to make a Paper weave heart butterfly?
Download the paper weave heart butterfly template from our printable library by signing up for our newsletter below.
Print page 1 (heart shapes that are the butterfly’s wings) on an A4 cardstock, page 2 on white A4 construction paper and page 3 on colored A4 construction paper.
(We printed four copies of page 3 on yellow, green, white, and pink A4 construction papers as we wanted to have more colors on our butterfly. You can choose to print only one copy if you opt not to use more colors).
After you sign up, you will get an email to confirm your subscription and once you confirm, you will get another email with a link and password to access our printable library. Open the printable library and you will be able to find our heart butterfly printable under the section “Valentine’s Day”.
Cut out the two hearts from the cardstock. We will be weaving on these heart shapes to make colorful paper wings for our butterfly.
An adult can now make slits along the thin lines on the paper hearts using a craft knife for kids to weave.
Cut out paper strips from the colored construction papers. We will weave the paper strips between the slits we made on the paper hearts.
How to weave paper strips?
Let’s weave on the first heart. Take one paper strip and weave it across the slits going under and over until you reach the last slit. Move this paper strip to the top of the heart shape. Trim any excess and glue the ends of the paper strip.
Similarly, take the second paper strip and weave it in an alternating fashion. ie. If the first strip started by going under and over, the second strip should start by going over and under. Finish weaving the second paper strip when you reach the last slit and move it close to the first strip. Again, trim off any excess and glue the ends.
Continue the weaving for two more strips.
Follow these steps to weave the second paper heart too.
Get a paper roll and stick colored construction paper around it to make the butterfly’s body. You can also stick some paper strips at the bottom of the paper roll.
Stick the butterfly’s eyes and cheeks, and draw a mouth. Stick the two small heart shapes on the two antennae and glue them on the top of the paper roll.
Gently press the paper roll to get a slightly oval shape with the face coming in the front. Stick the two paper heart wings behind the paper roll.
Our beautiful paper weaving heart butterfly craft is ready!
Isn’t it such an easy and colorful spring craft idea for kids?
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