How to Make a Butterfly from a Paper Doily

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Here's another take on the Coffee Filter Butterfly Craft for Kids.  You can make a frilly butterfly using paper doilies.  This is a very easy craft to do with younger and older kids or a group of kids.  You can leave the paper doilies white or you can paint, color, add glitter, etc to the doily before you make it into a butterfly.


Supplies Needed to make a Paper Doily Butterfly Craft:

  • 2 Paper Doilies
  • Pipe Cleaner
  • Paint, Crayons or Glitter and Glue (Optional)

Directions to make a Paper Doily Butterfly Craft:

  • First if you want, decorate 2 Paper Doilies.  Then gather the Paper Doily up down the middle


  • Do this for two Paper Doilies and put them together by the middle and take a small piece of pipe cleaner (old finger nail clippers are a great way to cut pipe cleaners) and fold in half and twist at the top



Did you try this craft?  Let us know how it went!

Happy Crafting!!  Piggy Giggles


  • Comment Link Durba Sunday, 07 April 2013 17:45 posted by Durba

    This is really cool. I was thinking of gluing the doilies onto an ice cream stick but the pipe cleaner idea is so much better.
    I am surely using this for my daughter's butterfly picnic in the park.

  • Comment Link Barbra @ Collage Ideas Tuesday, 06 December 2011 01:03 posted by Barbra @ Collage Ideas

    This will be great for a butterfly-themed birthday party that I am planning for my niece. It's simple but it leaves so many things open to the imagination.

  • Comment Link branded items Thursday, 27 October 2011 03:43 posted by branded items

    This is very creative! Thanks for this wonderful butterfly tutorial!:))

  • Comment Link Tomi Tuesday, 19 July 2011 08:55 posted by Tomi

    Thanks for visiting the Get Wired Wednesday Blog Hop last week. I hope you will join us this week.

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