These free printable butterfly colouring pages and craft templates are a creative drawing and colouring activity that kids of all ages will love and can be used for lot of other crafts and activities too.
These butterfly design and colour printables are a great spring or summer activity, and perfect for an insect themed learning investigation, or just a fun activity you can do anytime, or anywhere.
These butterfly colouring pages can be used as a simple, creative, drawing and colouring activity, but there are so many other ways you can use these butterfly printables.
Try using these butterfly colouring and craft templates with playdough, loose parts, or to make some fun butterfly crafts!
Butterfly Design and Colour Pages
These butterfly colouring pages are a fabulous no prep drawing activity, just print and go. They make a great travel activity and are perfect for kids who love to draw and colour.
They are a little different to regular old colouring pages you might be used to though. Instead of just colouring in, you need to add your own designs and details to the butterflies. Kids need to be creative, using their knowledge and imagination to create the designs for the butterfly’s wings. There are lots of little butterflies, and one big butterfly, all with wings that need some designs and colours.
Even kids who don’t usually like boring old colouring pages, might enjoy the creative challenge these butterfly printables offer. They are also a great starting point for kids who may be reluctant to draw. They are not as scary as a big, empty page, and they can be used any way you like, there are no right or wrong ways to create with these pages.
More Ideas for Using the Butterfly Printables
If colouring is not your thing, these butterfly printables can be used in lots of other ways too!
Butterfly Art Ideas
The large butterfly is perfect for squish painting!
Simply add little drops of paint on one side of the butterfly, then fold the page in half and squish the paint around to make a mirrored design on both sides.
Use the small butterflies to make butterfly finger puppets or bracelets.
Once you’ve added some colours to the butterflies, cut them out and tape them to a ring of cardboard. A small ring that fits on your finger makes a great finger puppet, and a large ring that goes around your wrist makes a fun butterfly bracelet.
Butterfly Fine Motor Ideas
These butterfly printables are also great for fine motor activities.
Use the big or small butterflies as playdough mats!
Work those hand muscles to roll, pinch, and even cut the playdough with scissors to add designs to the butterfly’s wings.
If you are a playdough fan you might also like our free printable beautiful bugs playdough mats.
The big butterfly printable is perfect for some loose parts play.
Collect an assortment of small objects and use those to fill your butterfly’s wings with colours.
You could also use pattern blocks to add designs to the large butterfly’s wings.
Using pattern blocks to add patterns to the butterfly’s wings is a great option for learning about symmetry and how each butterfly’s wings is a reflection of the other.
Free Printable Butterfly Colouring Pages and Craft Templates
There are two pages in this butterfly design and colour set. One page is filled with lots of different small butterflies, and the other has one big butterfly that fills the entire page.
You can download the free printable butterfly colouring pages here.
These printable are A4 sized pdf files. You will need a pdf reader such as adobe acrobat to open them, you can not open these pdfs in image editing software. If you are printing on US ‘letter sized’ paper be sure to select ‘fit’ or ‘shrink to fit’ from your printer options.
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