butterfly craftWhen the kids are out of school I am always looking for fun little craft projects to do with them. The other day, they were all fighting and getting on my nerves, there needed to be an intervention. Fast. Out comes the craft box! I found this cute little butterfly craft in Family Fun magazine. If you have children you need to get this magazine. Every month when my Family Fun comes to my door, I cannot wait to read it because I always find something fun to do or make with my children. Not only that, I always find fun toys and games for my kids that I would not otherwise. I found this fun game in that magazine and it is making summertime sight word homework just a little more fun.

This project was easy and I had everything that I needed in my craft closet. You can actually get two activities out of this one, because you can make the snack that goes in the bags too. I just tossed together some Kix, freeze dried bananas, and raisins. We took a few clothespins and decorated the outside with puffy paint. We put some googly eyes on the butterfly before the paint was dry and then we let them dry completely. We just cut a pipe cleaner and made it look like an antennae and we were done. This would be a fun craft at a bug themed party also. You could use a heat embosser to make the paint dry faster and it could also double as the favor bag.

butterfly craftAs you can see, Ava really gets into her art projects. I really love doing projects on these cheap little trays that I bought at the dollar store. It helps contain some of the mess. I originally bought them for Playdoh but we use them for all sorts of things now.

butterfly craftWhat kinds of projects are you doing with your kids this summer? If you have some good ideas or blog posts, please share them with the class in the comments section.

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49 Responses to Butterfly Snack

  1. Dangler says:

    Omg those could not be cuter!! Supes TC!

  2. This is such a great idea! I’m always looking for something fun to do with my kids.

    Here’s one of my favorite summer activities with kids:

  3. lindsey says:

    those are TOO cute. absolutely adorable. i know what we’re doing tomorrow!

  4. I also LOVE Family Fun magazine (AND your blog). Made the pork chops on the grill brownies for Father’s Day dessert! Made your daisy “mud” cups for the snack when my Girl Scout troop graduated from Daisies to Brownies in May. Everyone LOVED them! Thanks for the posts!

  5. Mo says:

    This is adorable. :)

  6. Love it! I posted a link on my column (ediblecrafts.craftgossip.com). Thanks for sharing!

  7. pootsyanne says:

    How do you get the pipe cleaners to stay? Are they glued on? Cute idea for a spring time class project!

  8. Corrina says:

    I love this idea for Easter. This is a cool craft for kid’s church.

  9. Tanya says:

    I remember seeing this when you first posted about it and thought it was such a great idea. My daughter is turning 4 in two weeks and we’re doing a butterfly theme – these will be the perfect goodie bags! Thanks!

  10. So Adorable!!

    I would love it if you would link it up to our What I Made Wednesday Linky Party!!

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  11. Lisa says:

    Hi, there –

    I am planning a Very Hungry Caterpillar birthday party for my daughter who is about to turn one. These will be perfect! My only problem is I’m having trouble finding the small baggies? I am able to find the regular sandwich-size Ziplock bags, but not these smaller ones. Where did you find yours?



  12. Lisa says:

    Okay, thanks so much! I will try Target. Hopefully I can pull this party off!! I should have started waaay before I did but I’ve gotten a lot of cute ideas online. Thanks again for the info.

  13. Elisabeth says:

    I love this! I found this while researching for a fun snack idea with a butterfly theme to serve to my children’s preschool class. One of my kids saw this and immediately wanted to make it. We have to make 20 and my kids are 3. Looks like we had better get started right away!!

  14. Catarina says:

    Hi! I just saw your butterfly post and it is so adorable! My daughter always wants to have her birthdays at school and these will be great for not too much mess. Our Summer project this year is a homemade cardboard box dollhouse. (even though here it is not Summer, but Winter, since we live in Brazil, but we still have a vacation in July) Today we made the fridge and the computer desk out of small boxes we saved up all year. Tomorrow we will make the bed and pillows. Thanks for some inspiration!

  15. Raquel says:

    Hi, I`m from Brazil and I just loved your idea for butterfly.
    My son`s party is about Spidermen… do you any idea how can I do the same thing as spiders?
    I need help for this…
    Congratulations on your beautiful work!

    Raquel Pinto
    Rio de Janeiro / Brasil

    PS.: Sorry my bad english!

  16. Lauren says:

    You have an entire closet dedicated to crafts??! Impressive :) I need more “craft interventions” in my life! These are adorable–thanks for posting!

  17. Hi Bree! These are really cute ideas for a craft project with the kids, or give away as party favors for birthday parties. Maybe I could use trail mix with sprinkles, MMs, dried chewy fruits, and other sweets to make the butterfly snacks even more festive.

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