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