Butterfly Mobile

Butterfly Mobile

This project uses wonderful butterflies that the kids have made and turns them into this really fun mobile.

What you need

Butterfly Paintings
coat hanger


To make the butterflies you will need some paint and paper.

Have the children place the paint drops into the middle of the paper and fold it into half to create a butterfly.

Once these butterflies are dried have the children cut them out and glue them to lengths of string.

Tie the string the to coat hanger and your finished.


  1. This is a great project! I am using it for a modified science lesson for kids with disabilities. We are studying life cycles and butterflies. It also duplicates as a UDL (universal design lesson)! Great job, Thanks

  2. This is a good preschool craft I like it

  3. This is like totally awesome!

  4. CraftBits (Shellie Wilson) says

    This is a child’s project and is suitable for a 2 year old not an adult. Please consider your comments before posting.

  5. aren’t mobiles suppost to be round? if i wanted this idea i would have let my 2 year old make something up. isn’t there any good mobiles on this web site! my daughter wants a butterfly mobile for her little sister (she’s due in about 3 weeks).

  6. The butterflies are cute, but the hanger could use some help. Maybe use 2 hangers, twist together with pliers and tie ribbon on top.??? This way mobile would be 3-D as well.

What do you think of this project? Let us know!