This activity is all over Pinterest and understandably so. It is simple, pretty, and screams spring.
This particular B is for Butterfly craft is inspired by Crystal over at Crystal and Co. Her blog is adorable and has tons of great articles for families.

This activity will work on creative skills, fine motor skills, and of course, improve your Lil’s comprehension of the letter B!

Grab a FREE copy of the template in the Required Materials section below.

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

Reading

  • Can identify all capital letters and some sounds (B)

Visual Arts

  • Use a variety of visual art materials (paint, markers, crayons, clay) with minimal adult assistance
  • Use visual arts to represent people, places, and things, using spatial awareness to coordinate the features of the representation
  • Explore the use of materials in a variety of different ways
  • Identify basic colors

Fine Motor Skills

  • Coordinating the use of arms, hands, and fingers together to manipulate objects with increasing accuracy
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills

Reading

  • Can identify all capital letters and most sounds (B)

Visual Arts

  • Use a variety of visual art materials (paint, markers, crayons, clay) with minimal adult assistance
  • Use visual arts to represent people, places, and things, with accuracy and detail
  • Explore the use of materials in a variety of different ways
  • Identify basic colors and understand that you can combine colors to make new colors

Fine Motor

  • Coordinate the use of hands, wrists, and fingers to complete tasks that require more precise movements
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination with increasing accuracy

Required Materials

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B is for Butterfly Template

*Construction Paper

*Tissue Paper

*Contact Paper

*Glue

*Scissors

*Tape (Optional)

Step #1
Print and cut out the B is for Butterfly Template.

We printed ours on black construction paper.

Step #2
Cut tissue paper into small rectangles about 1 inch by 2 inches.
Step #3
Place a piece of contact paper on a table with the sticky side up.
Step #4
Stick the tissue paper to the contact paper.
Step #5

Place a second sheet of contact paper over the tissue paper with the sticky side down so you seal in all the tissue.

Step #6
Glue the B over the contact paper and cut away excess contact paper.
Step #7
Use scraps from the B template to create two antenna for the butterfly.

Teacher Tip

Tape the first piece of contact paper to the table to keep it from moving each time you add tissue paper.

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