Kids’ Crafts Create Beautiful Butterflies with Peanuts

Kids' Crafts Create Beautiful Butterflies with Peanuts

Did you know you can do more than just eat peanuts? For a different kind of summertime activity, think outside the shell and have fun with this creative craft. Here’s everything you’ll need to make beautiful butterflies.


  • Whole peanut in shell
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Construction paper
  • Pencil
  • Craft wire
  • White glue


Carefully open peanut, ensuring each half shell remains intact.

Colour the outer surface of each half shell with marker and let dry. Set aside.

With scissors, cut a small square piece out of construction paper, approximately 3″ x 3″ (7.5 cm x 7.5 cm). Fold construction paper in half.

Using pencil, lightly draw half of a butterfly, starting from the paper crease, and making sure the centre of the butterfly is not longer than the length of the peanut shell. With scissors, cut along pencil outline and discard remnants.

Unfold butterfly cut-out. Cut a small length of craft wire, approximately 4″ (10 cm), using sharp scissors. Fold craft wire in half and bend each end into a loose spiral, creating antennae. Apply a generous amount of glue to the top centerfold of the butterfly cut-out and affix antennae.

Cut a variety of shapes from construction paper in different colours to create patterns for the wings and, with glue, affix cut-out shapes to wings.

Generously apply glue along the edge of one half of the peanut shell. Place the shell half centred on one side of butterfly cut-out and let dry. Generously apply glue along the edge of the second shell half and affix centred on the opposite side of the butterfly cut-out and let dry.

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Editor’s Note: Keep away from people with peanut allergies.

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