Washcloth Butterflies

Happy summer! Now that the kids are out of school, we’ve been keeping busy with crafts! Today we are sharing step by step visual instructions teaching you how to make washcloth butterflies. This is an adorable and easy craft idea for adults and kids too!

Step by step visual instructions teaching you how to make washcloth butterflies. An adorable and easy craft idea for kids too! #washclothanimals #washclothcraft #craftideasforkids

Washcloth Butterflies

For our washcloth butterflies, we happened to use baby sized washcloths. But, a regular size washcloth will work also!

What we love most about making butterflies out of washcloths is that it is so EASY. Some washcloth animals can be hard to make, but we like to keep things easy and cute:)

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Supplies needed to make a washcloth butterfly

  • Washcloth (baby size or regular size)
  • Pipe cleaners – in any choice of color
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue – we used hot glue but tacky glue would be great too
Printable directions below

Other washcloth animal instructions:

Step by step visual instructions teaching you how to make washcloth butterflies. An adorable and easy craft idea for kids too! #washclothanimals #washclothcraft #craftideasforkids

We think these washcloth butterflies would be really cute as part of a diaper cake or as baby shower decor. If you want, you could always use double sided tape on the googly eyes to ensure that the washcloths remain perfect for a mom to be! 

Washcloth butterflies are also a great idea for school crafts (spring-summer) as well as after school clubs crafts, girl scouts crafts, birthday party crafts…or, if you’re like us… just crafting for fun! If anything, washcloth butterflies are a super cute gift idea.

A Boo-Boo Bunny is a washcloth bunny (directions here). You can put a little ice cube inside of a washcloth bunny to put on top of a boo-boo. I think it would be cute to make a boo-boo butterfly too! You could leave off the eyes and simply add an ice cube or two to the butterfly. I’m sure kids would LOVE that!

Be sure to see how we made washcloth reindeer! They are an ADORABLE and perfect DIY handmade gift during the holiday season. Save our tutorial for how to make a washcloth reindeer here

Washcloth Butterflies

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Washcloth Butterflies

You Will Need

  • Washcloth (baby size or regular size)
  • Pipe cleaners – in any choice of color
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue – we used hot glue but tacky glue would be great too

Directions

  1. Fold both sides of the washcloth inwards so they meet at the middle
  2. Turn the washcloth and fold each side again, meeting at the mi ddle
  3. Tuck one end into the other
  4. Flip the washcloth over
  5. Cinch the middle of the washcloth together in the center (creating butterfly wings) and secure it by twisting a pipe cleaner
  6. Trim the butterfly antennae as desired
  7. Glue on googly eyes

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