Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Pipe Cleaner Butterfly Craft: Kids Craft #90

Pipe Cleaner Butterfly Craft
Preschool Crafts for all abilities!   
for Ages 3 Years and Up   
Pipe Cleaner Butterfly Kids Craft
Supplies Needed
  • Pipe Cleaners of Various Colors
Time Needed
  • 5-10 Minutes for Each Butterfly, depending on dexterity.
What To Do
  1. Take 2 pipe cleaners and twist them in the middle, creating a large X.

  2. Attach the matching ends by twisting together on each side.

  3. Bend to form into the shape of 2 butterfly wings.

  4.  To create the body wrap a pipe cleaner so that it joins the 2 wings along the center.

  5. Take new pipe cleaners and wrap them around the entire frame of the butterfly.
  6. Reshape butterfly if necessary :)

  7. Make some more and hang them up together!
  8. Don't Forget to Take a photo and share it with us! You are automatically entered into our WEEKLY GIVEAWAY on our Facebook Page when you post a photo of your finished project and "Like" Us ! Giveaway is randomly selected.

Why We Love Crafts for Kids
Art develops creative thinking, provides means of communication and self expression, increases self understanding, strengthens self concepts and confidence, serves as an emotional release, provides decision-making opportunities, develops appreciation for the individuality of others, aids physical coordination, develops work habits and a sense of responsibility, heightens aesthetic awareness and sensitivity, and generates joy!.
For Children with Special Needs 
Assist your child as much as needed - but allow it to be his project.  Art projects are great for fine motor exercise, and using creativity.

This project uses fine motor skills. One great thing about it is that the project is quite forgiving. If your child squeezes it too much or holds it too tightly, it can simply be reshaped at the end!

This opportunity for hands-on learning with no wrong choices is ideal to foster self esteem as well. Let your child pick any colors he wants for the pipe cleaners.

 For Older Children
An older child will also enjoy this project and may want to add antennae and/or eyes :)

Featured Toy
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Related Links
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PLEASE POST IN COMMENTS your opinion of this preschool kids craft and tell us if you enjoyed it and any other ideas that may be similar or could improve it! 


Kimbuckjr said...

OH my gosh, this craft is adorable! My daughter and I have made plans to make about 20 of these little critters in pink & purple, white & blue, yellow & aqua, and peach & white. When done we'll hang them around her room on walls, from the ceiling, etc. My daughter is very excited to get started and so am I. Thank you for the awesome idea!

Kimbuckjr said...

Oh...I forgot to mention that "MommyBknowsBest."

Carolyn said...

The pipe cleaner butterflies are an excellent idea... ideal for little fingers to work on fine motor skills. Thanks for the idea. Great post!

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