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Early Elementary Craft: Glue and Glitter Butterflies

Use this early elementary craft, Glue and Glitter Butterflies, to teach children in kindergarten to second grade about God making all things new.


You’ll need:

  • Glue,
  • waxed paper,
  • glitter,
  • box lid,
  • nylon filament thread, and
  • tacks.

Early Elementary Craft: Glue and Glitter Butterflies

Have kids “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. Help make the outline of the wing sections at least 1/2 inch thick. Then, 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. Then 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. Help the kids thread a length of nylon filament thread through each butterfly. Hang the completely crafts 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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