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Butterflies are such beautiful creatures and you can easily recreate their beauty with this paper monarch butterfly craft! This craft is fun and perfect for kids of all ages.

Making crafts are a good way to pass the time and this craft will make it even better! There is so much fun to be had with this craft and you will see it pretty soon.

Paper Monarch Butterfly

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This paper monarch butterfly really is a great craft for all ages. Kids that are older can complete it all by themselves with ease and younger kids can complete it with just a little bit of help.

For this craft, you will need some supplies that can be found at your local craft store. You will also be given a free template to aid you in this craft as well.

For younger kids, they may need some help when it comes to cutting and gluing the paper monarch butterfly. Other than that, they can have so much fun doing this craft by themselves.

paper monarch butterfly

It is really important to teach kids how to follow directions at a young age because it will help them when they get older. It is also important that they know when they can take a few liberties.

When it comes to the colors of the paper monarch butterfly, monarchs have a pretty specific pattern and color scheme. Since this is a craft, you can make the wings any color your heart desires.

Using your creativity and imagination is so important, especially for young kids. It is what makes everyone unique and it is something that should be actively embraced in all kids.

paper butterfly

This paper monarch butterfly will make a great gift for both friends and family. You can use their favorite colors or give it to them the way it is in the pictures.

Have fun and enjoy creating your own paper butterfly that anyone will love. If you enjoy this craft, you will have a blast making the Paper Cockatoo, Paper Dog Puppet, and other Paper Animals!

How To Make A Paper Monarch Butterfly
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How To Make A Paper Monarch Butterfly

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $10

Making crafts are a good way to pass the time and this craft will make it even better! There is so much fun to be had with this craft and you will see it pretty soon.


  • Colored craft papers
  • Craft glue
  • Pencil
  • Scissors


  1. Select black, dark brown, white and any shade of orange colored craft paper for this craft. Trace the wing base on black paper, the body pattern on dark brown paper, the teardrop-like patterns on orange paper and the small circles on white paper.
  2. Take the wing base and the orange pattern cutouts. See the picture of this step to check the pattern and stick the orange cutouts on either side of the wing base.
  3. Try to fill the current side of the wing base with the orange cutouts nicely.
  4. Similarly, attach the rest of the orange cutouts to fill the other part of the wing base. Keep the patterns symmetrical for both wings.
  5. Attach the small white circles on the outer edges of the wing base.
  6. Attach the dark brown body base along the middle of the wing pattern to complete the craft.

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  1. Hi, whenever I click the hyperlink in the instructions to the printable, it just opens up this page in a new tab. Is there a way to get this printable, still? Thank you!

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