Movable Butterfly Paper Doll

Rock into spring with our Moving Paper Butterfly Dolls! Pull the string and make the butterfly flap its wings.

What a cute little paper craft to make with your kids.

Moveable butterfly doll model for children

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We love movable paper dolls, it’s just one of those crafts that’s pretty easy to make and so fun to play with.

And when it comes to these dolls, butterflies are one of the best because you can really make them fun and colorful.

Not to mention watching them in action, running around and flapping their wings is the best.

Movable butterfly doll model

Just pull the string and make the wings move.

Moveable butterfly doll model for children

How to make a movable butterfly paper doll

What you need:

Step-by-step instructions

Print butterfly paper dolls – black and white model or pre-colored model.

If you print in black and white, the first thing to do is color it.

Next cut out the wings and body of the butterfly.

Punch holes – two holes on each wing and two holes on the body.

Depending on your child’s age, it may be up to you which step you take. You can use a variety of items to punch holes – a skewer, a pen, or even a split pin, as long as you have a soft surface to place the template on and punch the hole.

Let’s assemble the paper doll. Start with a split battery.

With the wing, the split pin goes through the inner hole (white dot). Be mindful of this.

Push the split pin through the holes in the body and wings of the butterfly. Spread it to protect it.

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The front will look like this.

Do the same with the other one.

Next is the chain. Push the string through the hole in the wing (black dot) and thread the string through the hole in the other wing.

Clinch. Make sure the “loop” is not too small. It is better to have a large loop than one that is too small.

All has been done! Your moving butterfly paper doll is complete. If you want, you can also glue a craft stick on the back.

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