Kids ages 2-10 will love this beautiful monarch butterfly craft. It’s fun and easy, and the finished butterflies look so real!
In the past couple of weeks, we’ve seen a real increase in the number of monarch butterflies in our yard as they prepare for their fall migration to Mexico. The hooligans just love to see them flitting about and resting on the flowers in our garden.
The other day, we thought it would be fun to make a monarch butterfly craft here in the daycare. Now, we’ve made butterflies before, but we’ve never specifically made a monarch craft, so this was a first, but boy-oh-boy, the results were fantastic!
Our monarchs are are so vibrant, and they look so real that we placed them around the yard and garden to photograph them.
Check out how beautiful they look resting on the shrubs and and various ornaments in our garden.
Doesn’t it look like a true kaleidoscope of butterflies has taken over our yard?
Making these monarchs couldn’t be any easier! Kids as young as 2 can do this craft, but even the 10 and 12 year olds will love it because they’ll get a chance to really get creative with their wing design.
To get the easy how-to for our monarch butterflies, pop on over to CBC Parents!
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Jackie is a mom, wife, home daycare provider, and the creative spirit behind Happy Hooligans. She specializes in kids’ crafts and activities, easy recipes, and parenting. In 1997, Jackie stepped out of the corporate world to start a family and to open her own home daycare. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.