The Life Cycle of a Butterfly

The lifecycle of a Butterfly Craft

Course: Kids Craft
Cuisine: Craft
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 lifecycle
A hands-on way for kids to learn about the lifecycle of a Butterfly.

What You Need


  1. Paint the entire outer ridge of the inside of the paper plate. Leave the flat middle part white. Let dry.
  2. For the chrysalis: cut a small square of the green tissue paper and form it into a cocoon shape over one end of the stick. Twist it closed around the stick.
  3. For the butterfly: cut a small square of pink tissue paper, pinch together in a fan style, and clip the clothespin on it to hold it in place. Make sure each side of the paper is equal and fans out like wings. Cut a small piece of pipe cleaner, fold in half, and clip the clothespin to it so it looks like antennas.
  4. For the eggs: cut out a small leaf from the green paper and draw some lines on it to resemble leaf veins. Glue the sixlets on in the middle of the leaf.
  5. Once your plate is dry, draw 2 black lines on the white flat part so you have 4 equal sections.
  6. Glue the leaf onto one of the sections. Glue the six poms on another section to look like a caterpillar. Glue the cocoon onto another section and glue the butterfly onto the last section.
  7. Use the black marker to write the life cycle names above each life cycle section: Write eggs above the leaf, write caterpillar above the caterpillar, write cocoon above the cocoon, and write butterfly above the butterfly.
  8. Fun learning craft!