Free Butterfly Craft Ideas & Tutorials

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Spring, that annual period of transformation

So, I thought it’s time to work with a symbol that marks ‘transformation’ like no other symbol does: the butterfly.

We ALL need butterflies. To create ‘how to’s for my craft readers, I’ve collected and developed ideas and free craft tutorials, stencils, templates, plus other design tools~ of use for a range of crafts from embroideries to art journals.

This jam-packed article is definitely one to BOOKMARK. It is to inspire and help you create a magnificent transformation in your art / life. Please show me your projects!! I would love to feature these.

BTW. This article will get a twin-sister: an article with solutions and ideas for creating contemporary art (such as drawing, painting, photography). You might like to have a look at this article as well for complementary ideas and a whole different style of working with the butterfly and the concept of transformation. This article will be published tomorrow.

DRAWING A BUTTERFLY


PAINTING A BUTTERFLY


BUTTERFLY PAPER ART + CRAFT:

Quilling, stamping, on pop-up cards, stamping, scrapbooking
+ textile applique


ART JOURNAL WITH BUTTERFLIES

  • Inspiring art journal cover – for inspiration


BUTTERFLY KID CRAFT / CRAFT FOR KIDS

  • Butterfly Zipper Brooch
  • Caterpillar design project that trains the fine motoric skills of 5 year old. Helps with coordination, and useful as a pre-butterfly making exercise to learn the process of transformation. Can be embellished or simplified to adjust to time availability and age group. (see image below)
  • Butterfly wing – face painting – free video tutorial (beautiful)
  • Free illustrated butterfly lesson plan for children comes with our also free newsletter subscription — see details


butterfly zipper brooch

free kid craft idea spring free design butterfly face painting


EMBROIDERY, KNITTING & CROCHETING WITH BUTTERFLIES


THE CRAFTY HOME

  • Set of mini chalkboards – for inspiration

  • Butterfly lamp in felt (can see variations on this in pink, red, violet… rather than white) – for inspiration
  • Butterflies on the wall/ wallpaper art -for inspiration/for purchase

    blackboard butterfly set felt butterfly lamp butterfly wallpaper


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Comments

  1. Thanks for linking to Modern Craftswoman Monday! Rory, ToolsAreForWomenToo!

  2. Fine Craft Guild says:

    Well, Rory, thank YOU for going out of your way to organizing the craft party. It is most appreciated!

  3. Thanks for a fabulous post full of inspiration and ideas, butterflies are just so charming, they add a bit of whimsy to your day.

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