Butterfly Puppet

Butterfly Puppet


  • jumbo craft sticks
  • lace hearts
  • pipe cleaners (chenilles) 12 per child
  • tape
  • markers (some children may want to decorate the butterfly’s wings)

A butterfly’s wings are very large compared to their body size. They use the large wings to carry them on the wind.
If your site has a garden space, take the children outside to watch butterflies dancing in the wind.
Let the children pretend to be butterflies, spread their “wings” and have a butterfly dance.

Ask the child to choose a craft stick.

Help the child use tape to attach lace heart wings to the stick. Attach and tape one wing at a time.

Give the child half of a chenille. The child forms the antennae by folding their chenille in half. Then they bend down the sharp points and curve each side.

Help the child tape the antennae to the back of the craft stick. Use a marker to add the eyes.
Let the child fly their butterfly around the room.

Activity provided by:

Fontenelle Forest
1111 N. Bellevue Blvd.
Bellevue, NE 68005