Make a Paper Bag Butterfly with Us!

Fluttering butterflies are one of our favorite parts of spring! Make a paper bag butterfly with us today!
Creative Clubhouse KIDS

What You’ll Need​

  • 2 Sheets of Color Paper
    We chose pink!
  • Paper Bag
  • Pipe Cleaner
  • Pencil
  • Crayons
  • Glue and/or Tape
  • Safety Scissors

What To Do

  1. Trace your butterfly’s wings on each sheet of paper.
  2. Cut out your butterfly’s wings.
    If you do not have safety scissors, make sure a grownup helps you!
  3. Cut your pipe cleaner in half and then twirl each piece at the top.
    If you do not have safety scissors, make sure a grownup helps you!
  4. Draw a face on your butterfly’s body.
  5. Color your butterfly’s body. We chose different shades of red!
  6. Using tape or glue, secure your butterfly’s wings and antenna to the back of your paper bag.

And now you have your paper bag butterfly!


Show us your little one’s butterfly on Instagram @nycchildrenstheater or email a picture to

Throughout spring we’ll be sharing a new craft every Thursday for you and your family to do together as part of NYCCT’s Creative Clubhouse! 

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