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Craft: Glue and Glitter Butterflies

GRADES K-2
Stuff you'll need: Glue, waxed paper, glitter, box lid, nylon filament thread, and tacks.

Tell kids to:

  • "Paint" a simple butterfly shape on a sheet of waxed paper with the glue. Be sure that each butterfly body is filled in with glue. I'll help you make the outline of the wing sections at least 1/2 inch thick.
  • Shake assorted colors of glitter over the glue, making sure that the glue is completely covered. Gently lift the waxed paper and shake the excess glitter back into the glitter container or a box lid for future use.
  • Set the waxed paper aside for several days to let the glue and glitter dry. When it's completely dry, carefully peel the butterfly shapes from the paper.
  • I'll help you thread a length of nylon filament thread through each butterfly. Hang the butterflies from the ceiling where they can blow in the breeze!


Talk teasers: Read aloud 2 Corinthians 5:17.

*Ask: What makes a caterpillar become a butterfly? How is the butterfly a new creation? What makes us become new creations in Christ? What is one thing about you that shows that you are a new creation in Christ?

Close in prayer, thanking God for the new life that's available through Jesus' death and resurrection.

Debbie Trafton O'Neal
Kent, Washington

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