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Butterfly Coloring Pages (Free PDF Printables)

On this page, you will find 62 beautiful butterfly coloring pages that are all free to print or download! For this series, I illustrated many types and styles of butterflies, including the beloved Monarch butterfly, cute and whimsical butterflies, detailed illustrations of various butterfly species, butterfly mandalas, simple butterflies for kids, butterfly gardens, and many more!

These printables are perfect for kids or adults interested in these enchanting, colorful, and delicate insects and looking for something creative to do. Once the coloring pages are complete, you can use them as party decorations, banners, wallpaper, placemats, stencils, and so much more!

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To use any of these free printables, click on any of the images below or links to open the high-resolution PDF on a new page. From there, you can freely download or print to your heart’s content!

All these PDF coloring pages are on standard US letter size, but they also fit perfectly onto A4 paper sizes! Enjoy!

10 Craft Ideas To Do With Butterfly Coloring Pages

Children love coloring butterflies in bright, bold colors.

If those finished pages have piled up, put them to good use with these great craft ideas.

1. Out From the Cocoon

This is an amazing classroom craft or one that your youngster can do at home.

Each child should be given an empty bathroom tissue roll. A thin layer of Krazy glue can then be used to attach colorful tissue paper to create a fluffy “cocoon.”

When the butterfly is colored and cut out, a toothpick can be attached to the bottom of the cutout and stapled to the end of the cardboard roll, as if the butterfly has just emerged!

2. A Colorful Toy Butterfly

This craft looks extravagant, but it’s surprisingly simple to make. Once the youngster has colored and cut out a butterfly, a medium-sized craft stick should be glued to its body.

A row of small pom-poms in the color of the child’s choice should be used to embellish the body. A slightly larger pom-pom is best for the butterfly’s head.

Finally, tiny wiggle eyes and pipe cleaner antennas can be added for a fancy butterfly toy.

3. Circle of Butterflies

This engaging classroom craft can be completed in groups of six or seven.

Have each child color a butterfly, and glue it to thick cardboard, leaving a little extra cardboard at the end of the body.

Give each group a large embroidery ring or handmade ring made from pipe cleaners.

The youngsters can use the extra paper at the end of each butterfly to wrap the cutout around the ring. The result will be a colorful circle of butterflies to display anywhere!

4. Make a Unique Headband

This unique and interesting craft can be completed with just a strip of cardboard or poster paper and four to five butterfly cutouts.

The youngster should color up to five butterflies in the same pattern or complete them in contrasting shades. That part is just a matter of preference.

A strip of cardboard should be fashioned into a circle and secured with a staple.

When the butterflies are cut from the pages, they can be glued around the circumference of the band for a fancy, colorful, and unique headband.

5. A Simple Butterfly Craft 

This uncomplicated craft is perfect for young children. 

The wings of the finished butterflies should be cut out separately from the body, and the body glued to a popsicle stick with Krazy glue. 

Next, four triangles should be cut from colored construction paper, approximately twice as big as the wings.

The coloring page wings should be glued to the construction paper cutouts, then folded accordion style, and attached to the butterfly’s body for an adorable craft.

6. Abstract Butterfly Art

This interesting craft almost looks like stained glass when completed, and it’s always a big hit with youngsters.

Give each child a piece of black construction paper, and have them trace a large butterfly and hollow out the wings.

The key to this craft is using every color in the rainbow to finish the coloring page; the more colors, the better.

Once finished, the butterfly “frame” made from black construction paper should be placed over the top. The result looks almost like a stained glass butterfly!

7. 3D Glitter Butterfly

Each child will need to color three butterflies for this fun craft, but they won’t mind!

Once the butterflies are finished, glitter glue should be used to create an edge along all the wings. For extra fun, let the youngsters use three different colors.

The butterflies should then be placed one on top of each other and glued in the middle.

When the wings are fanned out, it looks like a sparkling, 3D butterfly. It should be hung anywhere it will catch the light.

8. Flying Along

For this innovative craft, have the child draw grass and flowers on the bottom half of a plain plate, and color the top half blue to depict the sky.

When the youngster has colored and cut out a butterfly, it should be attached to a small craft stick. Tiny pom-poms can be glued to its body to create a textured look.

When a small slit is cut across the length of the plate, the craft stick can be pushed behind, and the child can make the butterfly “fly” across the scene.

9. A Bright Butterfly Decoration

Begin this craft with a large butterfly cutout from the child’s finished coloring page. The more bright colors, the better for this craft.

The body and wings should be cut out separately, and the body glued to an empty toilet tissue cardboard, positioned vertically.

The wings should then be carefully glued to the back of the cardboard roll, with the colored side facing forward. 

Pipe cleaners for antennas and wiggle eyes can be used to embellish the butterfly’s face, and your child has an adorable desktop decoration.

10. Classroom Butterfly Tree

For this engaging classroom activity, have the youngsters work together to draw a giant tree using poster sheet paper. Think “mural” for this craft.

Then, when each child has colored and cut out a butterfly, they can choose a “branch” of the tree on which to place it.

The youngsters can add their initials to their cutouts in puffy paint and embellish the tree with bugs, birds, or any other items they choose!

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Friday 17th of May 2024

thank you for the pictures

Monday Mandala Team

Wednesday 22nd of May 2024

You are very welcome Kimberly! Be sure to check out our butterfly templates too!

Sherri (Walkup) Simmer

Saturday 6th of April 2024

Love your coloring pages!!! I share them with my little Sunday School Class.

Monday Mandala Team

Monday 22nd of April 2024

That's so cool Sherri! Hopefully the kids enjoyed them :)

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