I originally saw this over at No Time For Flashcards and thought it would be a fun and easy craft for us to do. Here are the instructions!
First, go out and find leaves that still have the stems attached. Pick leaves that would look like good butterfly wings! I had to search a little bit through all the narrow leaves to find some nice broad ones.
Draw the body of the butterfly on a piece of cardboard. While your child decorates it, cut the stems off the leaves and save them, as they will become the antennae for your butterfly.
Once your child is done, cut the body out of the cardboard and flip it over. Attach the ‘antennae’ to the back with glue or tape. Do the same with the ‘wings’.
Flip back over and add googly eyes, a mouth, and other decorations if you wish. Curly added glitter glue to the body to add some necessary sparkle.
And walla! A leaf butterfly.
Do you have any fun and easy autumn crafts you would like to share?