Get kids busy and entertained at home by doing crafts. Welcome spring by letting kids do this Montessori-based butterfly with heart wings craft. This is an easy craft idea for kids.
A creative person stands out from the others for his/her remarkable ability to innovate, find solutions, see things from different points of view, and materialize his/her ideas. Although children have an amazing ability to create, not all of them retain this ability over the years. Most of the time, it is due to a lack of stimulation or encouragement from an adult.
Developing creativity in children is very easy and brings great benefits that will be useful throughout their lives. When children are given the possibility to indirectly develop their creativity, they favor self-knowledge, autonomy, self-esteem, abstract thinking, mental flexibility, socialization, etc.
When doing crafts, the brain's right hemisphere is activated, in charge of emotions, abstract thinking, imagination, and artistic sensitivity. That means that making crafts with children is one of the best tools to strengthen creativity in them. However, it is essential to consider some aspects that could negatively affect the creative development of children.
To implement this process in the best way, the adult must offer an environment prepared with different materials so that children can choose the one that best suits them. When selecting these materials, the children's development level should always be considered, as suggested by the Montessori learning method. The adult must be with them in this process but must not interfere with it. That means, even if the adult doesn't find meaning in children's creations, they should not be modified or criticized.
Children must feel that their designs are valued, and you should allow them to make mistakes; mistakes make technique get better. Children must be motivated to make new creations. This way, creativity will be strengthened. A creative child can face adversity in the best way and will be happier without a doubt.
THEME: EASY CRAFT IDEA FOR KIDS
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Age: 4-6-year-old children
Goal: With this easy craft idea activity, children will strengthen their creativity by doing a butterfly craft.
Difficulty level: Intermediate. This butterfly easy craft idea activity is meant to be done autonomously and independently with adult surveillance.
- Abstract thinking
- Accuracy in hand and finger movements
- Eye-hand coordination
- Bilateral coordination
- A disposable spoon with a face drawn on it
- Two large hearts (previously made)
- Two medium hearts (previously made)
- Two pipe cleaners in a container
- A paintbrush in a container
- A container
- A tray
Glue the two large hearts end to end, creating the butterfly's wings.
Over the large hearts, glue the medium hearts in the same direction.
Glue the pipe cleaners in the spoon. That will work as the butterfly antennas. Then, glue the spoon to the wings.
A butterfly easy craft idea for kids
FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS FOR PRESCHOOLERS
Together with our easy craft idea, give kids some new worksheets. Click the link below to download our butterfly worksheets for kids.
HOW DO WE DO THIS BUTTERFLY EASY CRAFT IDEA ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF DIFFERENT AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OLD
This butterfly easy craft idea can be developed with younger children. To lower the difficulty level, it is necessary to change materials. In this case, children can use a printable of a butterfly and use paint and their fingers to decorate the butterfly with stamps. This way, they will carry out an activity according to their development and skills.
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OLDER THAN 6
This easy craft idea activity can be done with older children. To increase the difficulty level, you will not need to change the materials used. Still, to make it more attractive, children can use scissors, cut the pieces by themselves, and add more wings of other sizes. This way, they will carry out an activity according to their development and skills.
WATCH THE STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS HERE
VIDEO DESCRIPTION - HEART WINGS
In this video, you will find a step-by-step of the "HEART WINGS" activity, designed for 4-6-year-old boys and girls. In here, children will do a beautiful butterfly craft with wings made with hearts of different sizes. This activity will allow children to develop creativity, abstract thinking, imagination, patience, focus, emotions, accuracy in hand and finger movements, eye-hand coordination, and bilateral coordination skills. The materials they will use are a disposable spoon with a face drawn on it, two large hearts (previously made), two medium hearts (previously made), glue, a container, two pipe cleaners in a container, a paintbrush in a container, a tray. (Adult supervision)
Do you like this butterfly easy craft idea activity? Make sure to check out our other craft activities.
- Here's an awesome home activity, Butterfly Crafts for Kids Montessori Activity with Worksheets (4-6 Year Olds)
- Check out this awesome Beautiful Butterfly Montessori Color Activity for Preschool Worksheets (4-6 Year Olds)
- Give kids fun activity to do. Check out this Colorful Wings Butterfly Craft Montessori Worksheets (4-6 Year Olds)
- Let kids have fun with the Match the Groundhog Shadow Game Creative Craft for Kid to Encourage Logical Thinking Montessori Activity with Printable Worksheets (4-6 Year Olds)
Get super cute outfit for your little ones, check out this Kids butterfly baseball hat.
I'd like to know what you think of our butterfly easy craft idea activity. Please leave a comment below.