AHEAD: Create a beautiful butterfly craft using items found in nature! This nature butterfly sticky wall craft is a fun and easy summer and spring craft for kids!
How to Put Up Your Nature Butterfly Sticky Wall
Before putting up your butterfly stick wall, draw the shape of a large butterfly on the non-paper side of your contact paper.
Contact paper has one side that is very very sticky, so unrolling it and taping it to a wall can be a little tricky. Here’s how I do it:
Stick the sticky wall up on the wall using small rolled up pieces of tape in the four corners. Make sure the paper backing side is facing out.
Peel the paper backing off to expose one small corner of the sticky paper. Continue peeling the paper backing off until one side is exposed. Tape that side down fully using Painter’s tape. This will ensure that it doesn’t fall down as your child is playing.
Slowing peel back the remaining paper backing and tape down the other side. You can either use painters tape or masking tape but I find the duct tape works best on a fence. Test it before using.
Step 4 (optional)
Remove the small rolled up pieces of tape from underneath the sticky wall. These rolled up pieces were just there to help you get the sticky wall set up and can be removed once your sticky wall fully up. But if you don’t mind them there you don’t have to remove them.
How to Make Nature Butterfly Sticky Wall
Once your butterfly sticky wall is up you can have your little start looking for fallen flowers and leaves to use on their butterfly. If your think that will not stick to fallen flowers and start destroying your garden, this might be the activity to set up right now. But my flower loving girl adored this idea. She collected leaves and petals that had dropped from flowers all over our backyard.
You can also do this activity in you have some flowers inside your home that have faded.
Challenge for Older Kids
For older kids, you can also have them try and create butterfly wings that are symmetrical.
How to Save your Nature Butterfly
Cut off another sheet of contact paper and lay it on top of your butterfly and smooth it down. Cut out out the butterfly by following the outline. Tape it to your children wall or door.
This activity is good for kids 2.5 years and up. My kids are 4, 4, and 7 year old. Younger toddlers will need assistance.
This is a mess level is low. This craft is to be done outside.
Difficulty to Create
Skills Developed inNature Butterfly Sticky Wall Craft
Gross motor skills, colour recognition, language development, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, imaginative play, creativity.
Supplies for Nature Butterfly Sticky Wall Craft
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- Contact paper
- Duct tape or masking tape
- Googley eyes
- Fallen flowers, leaves, sticks anything in nature!
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