Mother's Day, Spring

Butterfly Note Holder Craft

I love butterflies and I have made a lot of butterfly crafts with preschoolers over the years. This butterfly note holder craft is especially cute! It is perfect for spring, mother’s day, or any gift-giving occasion. Write a name, a message, or draw a picture on the note to customize it to your occasion.

butterfly note holder craft

Supplies Needed:

  • construction paper or cardstock (need 2 different colors)
  • clothespin (my clothespin is 3.25″ tall)
  • pompoms (size 1 cm)
  • white glue
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • markers or crayons

How To:

First draw a butterfly shape on a piece of construction paper or cardstock. It is important to have thick paper to support the weight of the glued-on pompoms. For my butterfly, I kept the shape pretty simple and did not worry about making antennae. I purposely made the butterfly’s middle wide enough to cover the clothespin. My butterfly measures 5″ wide by 4″ tall.

Cut out your butterfly. We glued-on a variety of colored pompoms to decorate our butterfly. Depending on how much glue your child uses, the pompoms might need to dry for a bit before gluing the butterfly into the clothespin.

Glue your butterfly craft into the clothespin with the snapping part of the clothespin pointed up. Make sure that your butterfly is up high enough on the clothespin that the wings don’t extend lower than the bottom of the clothespin, otherwise your butterfly won’t be able to stand.

Finish your project by writing a name, a short message, or drawing a picture on a little notecard/piece of paper. Clip your note into the top of the clothespin and now you have a cute butterfly note holder craft to give someone special.

crafts, Mother's Day

You Are My Sunshine Craft

You Are My Sunshine Craft

Making a craft or coloring a picture for someone is a lovely way to show that you care. As a mom, I love when my child makes something special just for me. Over the years, I have enjoyed all of the pictures and craft projects that children from my library’s preschool storytime group have made me. Here is a cute craft project that your little one can make for someone special in their life. Whether it is a Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or a craft to give just because, this “You Are My Sunshine” craft is a great one to make!

Supplies Needed:

How To:

If your tissue paper is not already in small squares, cut your tissue into 1″ x 1″ squares. Here’s a link to some pre-cut tissue paper on Amazon.

Squish your tissue paper into small balls. (For a simpler version of this craft, leave the tissue in squares and glue the squares along the glue arches.) This was a lot of squishing and I helped my son make a lot of them.

First we need our sun circle. Draw a circle on a piece of paper, or print off my template that has the circle and the words, “You Are My Sunshine!” Glue yellow tissue squares all over your circle. It’s ok if they extend past the circle outline a little — we covered this up by making gluing a bunch of balled-up tissue paper around the circle.

Once your have decorated the circle and its outline, it is time to make the sun’s rays. We alternated between orange and yellow tissue paper. If your child is getting tired of squishing the tissue, make less rays. You can always add more later after a break. This project reminded me of the book, The Day the Crayons Quit, by Drew Daywalt. The yellow and the orange crayons argue over which one is the true color of the sun! I couldn’t stop thinking about that as we made this craft 🙂 My son says yellow is the true color of the son.

Let your” You Are My Sunshine” craft dry before giving it to someone special! Glue from glue sticks dries pretty quickly, so you shouldn’t have to wait long.

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