Spring is here and with it comes bright colors, beautiful flowers, and fun animals! We have so many things in bloom here in the Arizona desert and we’ve been noticing many more pollinators visiting our backyard like bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies. So the boys & I made these super cute candy butterflies as a fun springtime craft! They would be an adorable addition to an Easter basket…or a cute embellishment for teacher appreciation or Mother’s Day gifts! Fun, right?! The boys were so excited to make these! They’re really easy to do with just a few supplies required, starting with a whole bunch of candy! 😉 Here’s what you’ll need…
- Plastic baggies (snack-sized is best)
- bright colored pipe cleaners/chenille stems
- glue dots or double stick tape
- black marker
- Skittles & Starburst Candies (we got the Skittles & Starburst 30 Pack from Sam’s Club)
The first step in making our candy butterflies was sorting the candies by color! We opened about 8 packs of Skittles and 3 Starburst packs. The boys loved this step and actually managed to not eat any while sorting! WOW! It was great preschool color & fine motor practice for Little Brother! To make the butterflies, decide on what colors you’d like for “wings”. Then, fill a baggie a little over half full with those Skittles candies. Let any extra air out of the baggie and seal. Cinch the baggie with your fingers (twisting as needed to get the bag opening to not be as visible). Clip the cinched area with a clothespin. Then, cut color-coordinated pipe cleaner in half for the butterfly’s antennae (you can glue that on or clip in with the baggie). For the butterfly’s body, use Starburst candies. Attach 4 Starburst to the clothespin, using double stick tape or glue dots. Once you have the candies sorted, each little butterfly does NOT take long to make at all. To give them a little personality, just draw on a little face with a marker (you could also use googly eyes). That’s it! Simple, cute…and tasty! 😉 We had so much fun with these cute candy butterflies! They’re definitely a fun springtime craft! For even more sweet spring ideas, be sure to follow the #VIPFruitFlavors & #ColleciveBias tags on your social media channels!
Would YOUR kids enjoy making some candy butterflies?