Watercolor Butterflies Craft For Kids

by | May 2, 2020

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Are you looking for an easy springtime craft idea that you can make with kids of multiple ages? This watercolor butterflies craft for kids is the perfect solution! They take very little prep work, which I love. If you’re homeschooling, or just trying to occupy your kids, then definitely give this easy DIY a try.

Some days the simplest crafts, with the easiest supplies lead to the most fun, and most creative products. It’s not always easy to find a craft that all ages will enjoy together so take a break from the books and work and create some beautiful pieces.

Hang them up to add some spring or summer color to your homes.

How to Make These Watercolor Butterflies Craft For Kids

Supplies Needed:

Optional extras:

How to Make This Watercolor Butterflies Craft for Kids: Step by Step

Step 1 – Paint the Clothespins

Step one to make Watercolor Butterflies Craft For Kids: paint the clothespins

First, have each child paint their clothespins. Since they’re made of wood, I find acrylic paint works the best. These will become the body of your watercolor butterfly.

Let it dry.

Step 2 – Color The Coffee Filter

How to make a cute watercolor butterflies craft with kids - child is colouring stripes onto a coffee filter with markers

While your paint dries, color the coffee filter with the markers. Try to fill in lots of color but don’t worry about the little ones who leave a bit of space because the water will also transfer the ink.

Step 3 – Fill a Spray Bottle and Spray

Craft idea for kids of different ages to teach color mixing

Once the coloring is done take the spray bottle and spray the filter with water. Watch as the colors start to flow. This is a great opportunity to talk about color mixing , or incorporate some science chats about the process.

Now is time to let them dry.

Step 4 – Add the Clothespin

Completed Watercolor Butterflies Craft For Kids

Once your coffee filters have dried you can gather the side to the center and clip on the clothespin. Then fan out your filter to make your beautiful butterfly.

Watercolor Butterflies Craft For Kids

Watercolor Butterflies Craft For Kids

These watercolor butterflies are a great craft idea for kids of multiple ages! They're easy to make and help teach kids the concept of color mixing.



  • Coffee filters
  • Washable markers
  • Spray bottle
  • Wooden clothespins
  • Paint brushes
  • Paint (I like acrylic)

Optional Extras

  • Googly eyes
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Sparkles or gems if you really want to let the kids get creative


  1. Paint the Clothespins
  2. Color the Coffee Filter
  3. Spray With Water
  4. Let Dry
  5. Add the Clothespin


Hang them with string to create a mobile from the ceiling, or put them in your window to cheer up anyone walking past.

Hope You Enjoy This Easy Spring or Summer Watercolor Craft for Kids!

Your super easy watercolor butterflies craft for kids is now ready to display. Hang them with string to create a mobile from the ceiling, or put them in your window to cheer up anyone walking past.

Get creative and have fun!

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