Skip to content

Coffee Filter Butterfly Craft for Preschool!

Check out this creative Coffee Filter Butterfly Craft for Preschool! I love this craft because there are so many ways to color your butterfly. Use markers, watercolors, Dot Dot Markers, glitter, and more to create an awesome design! Once you spritz with water, you will have beautiful butterfly wings! This craft is great for an insect theme or spring theme!

For your convenience this post contains affiliate links.

Materials Needed:

coffee filters

Dot Dot markers, markers, watercolors

spray bottle full of water

pipe cleaners

Coffee Filter Butterfly Craft

Step 1: Grab your supplies! Gather Dot Dot markers, markers, watercolors, pip cleaners, coffee filters, a spray bottle full of water, and any extra creative supplies you like. Each butterfly requires 2 decorated coffee filters. Flatten each filter with your hands and get creative with your supplies! I used Dot Dot markers and regular markers to decorate mine.

Step 2: Once you’ve completed your coffee filter designs, simply spritz your coffee filters with water. Each butterfly will need two coffee filters to give the butterfly 4 wings. This spritzing activity is great for building hand strength. I used a small bottle for my craft, but you can use a bigger bottle that is easier to spritz for your little ones. See how the colors melt together. What new colors do you see emerge?

Step 3: Once your filters have fully dried, fold them accordion style. Then, take a pipe cleaner and make a loop around two coffee filters placed one on top of the other. Twist at the top. Loop the two ends of pipe cleaner around a finger to make antennae. Fold open your 4 wings! This process can be a bit tricky, so you will need to help your little ones with the assembly.

Butterfly Craft for Pre-K!

Be sure to hang your beautiful butterflies somewhere for all to see. 20 butterflies pinned to a display board make for awesome classroom décor. Be sure to check out some fun butterfly facts to keep the learning going! Did you know that caterpillars turn into butterflies? Be sure to check out the Monkey Craft for Preschool for another fun animal themed craft.

We hope you enjoyed this Coffee Filter Butterfly Craft for Preschool. Check out tons of fun Animal Crafts for Preschool.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *