Butterfly ~ Links

FREE Bible poster with Bible verse from Psalm 148:5; blue butterfly on lime green background; free printable

From caterpillar to ~ chemical soup! ~ to brilliant flying machine, complete with high tech antennas and in-built GPS… I just LOVE butterflies! Don’t you? They are so delicate and pretty. And all the DNA they will need for these incredible changes ~ including how-to fly, and what they need to match up their microscopic scales to get their unique wing colours and patterns ~ is right there in that tiny caterpillar egg. God didn’t need TIME. He just needed TALENT. They are exquisite masterpieces of God’s incredible design.

I haven’t done a butterfly theme yet for my sponsored children, but when I do, I will certainly be checking out these great links, especially after a friend sent me a link to some incredible photos taken under a microscope (scroll down)…

*

monarch-butterfly

*

*

*

DID YOU KNOW:

‘…all the iridescent colours in butterfly wings come about like this, including those which have ornate designs. Think about it—in that caterpillar, before it becomes a butterfly, you already have the highly complex DNA program which ‘tells’ each one of those microscopic scales to line up in exactly the right place… to form the pattern… That sort of programming requires an amazing intelligence.’ Mr Butterflies

*

*

*

BIBLE VERSES

2 Corinthians 5:17  Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

John 3:3  Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

John 3:16  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

John 5:24  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.

John 6:47  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.

John 11:25  Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live

Ephesians 2:10  For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

*

*

*

BUTTERFLY ~ INFORMATION FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE 

FREE Butterfly article for kids  (Paper Gifts for Estefany) giving glory to God as designer; also available in French; free printable

Butterfly article for kids giving glory to God as designer; free printable

The Metamorphosis of a Caterpillar into a Butterfly is Evidence of God’s Creation (answersingenesis) Clearly Miraculous… Clearly Wonderful… Full of Mystery! Just as the pudgy caterpillar is transformed into a beautiful creation, we can be transformed by God’s grace through Jesus Christ; with a poster showing the Monarch butterfly life cycle for kids; free printable

Monarch Butterfly  (creation.com) from scientists who take the Bible seriously and photos showing the complete life cycle; …deep within the caterpillar’s body are clusters of cells—imaginal discs. These are positioned to grow into wings, jointed legs, and compound eyes… prepares to become a pupa… As it lies there very still, hormones from within the caterpillar’s brain signal… These cause the imaginal discs to burst into action, forming antennae, scaled wings, reproductive organs, and every other body part… Even the muscular system must be reorganized to accommodate the wings. Some muscles are destroyed, some are ‘reconstructed,’ and others are formed brand new

Butterfly – God’s rainbow in living colour  (answersingenesis) From bright blues and glistening greens to metallic coppers, there is no better place to see God’s palette of colors than in butterflies; information from scientists who take the Bible seriously and photos showing butterfly wings under the microscope and credit given to God as designer.

Butterfly Designer Wings  (creation.com) Butterfly wings are incredibly sophisticated. Their structure (and attachment to the thorax and flight muscles) is very complex, with both rigid and flexible wing struts (veins), tough yet flexible membranes, specially folding rear wings, and sophisticated muscle and nervous systems—and programmed behaviour to enable flight to take place; information from scientists who take the Bible seriously

World of Butterflies  (creation.com) What is the fascination of butterflies? Why study them? What features do they exhibit which are not found in other insects? Do they provide evidence for creation? Let’s enter the captivating world of these beautiful insects and find out.

Beautiful Butterflies  (creation.com) The information necessary for [butterfly] behaviour must already be there in the egg, stored in coded form ready for future decoding and use… the species-specific DNA, does not change in the slightest during the transformation (meta-morphosis) of this egg to the caterpillar stage, then through the pupa right up to the imago, the finished butterfly. Not one scrap of new information is added to the DNA during this entire life-cycle.

Metamorphosis misnomer  (creation.com) The amazing transformation of a caterpillar, via a pupa, into a majestic butterfly is one of the most dramatic processes in the living world. This and similar processes in other insects are called metamorphosis, from the Greek meaning ‘change of form’. The internal organs of the caterpillar dissolve into a seemingly amorphous blob, before reforming as the markedly different innards of a radically different creature—all while the metabolism of life continues in some way! The instructions for every stage of this entire marvellous process all have to be encoded in the ‘program’ contained within the egg of the butterfly.

Christmas Tree Butterflies  (creation.com) Many artists struggle to illustrate the stunningly beautiful wings of iridescent butterflies… the iridescence is not due to a pigment. Rather, the dazzling effect is known as structural colour, produced by light reflecting off the wing scales, producing constructive interference in blue light. You have to peer into the tiny nanostructure of the scales themselves to understand how it works. An electron microscope reveals structures “which can only be described as Christmas Trees”…

Butterfly wings are waterproof  (icr.org) They are inspiring designs for waterproof clothing and aircraft enginesThe more closely scientists copy God’s exquisite designs like butterfly wings, the better our engineering designs become; from scientists who take the Bible seriously

Mr Butterflies  (creation.com) ‘…all the iridescent colours in butterfly wings come about like this, including those which have ornate designs. Think about it—in that caterpillar, before it becomes a butterfly, you already have the highly complex DNA program which ‘tells’ each one of those microscopic scales to line up in exactly the right place… to form the pattern… That sort of programming requires an amazing intelligence.’

Butterfly wings  (answersingenesis) God’s creation is amazing. Whether we look to the heavens at the massive scale of what he’s made or peer through microscopes to study atoms and molecules, we’re astounded by the complexity and design of his creation; from scientists who take the Bible seriously

Metamorphosis—A Symphony of Miracles  (answersingenesis) With the aid of modern DNA analysis and MRIs, we’ve begun to unravel the secret wonders that make metamorphosis possible. Every choreographed step underscores the wisdom and power of our Creator; from scientists who take the Bible seriously

Monarch Butterflies – designed to survive  (answersingenesis) God designed the monarch butterfly with special instincts to help it survive in a fallen world; from scientists who take the Bible seriously

Monarch Butterfly  (answersingenesis) The monarch butterfly is evidence of God’s creation. In one day, God created all kinds of amazing creatures that fly, including birds, bats, and butterflies. Today, one of the most famous butterflies is the monarch; from scientists who take the Bible seriously

Why a Butterfly flutters by  (creation.com) after filming red admiral butterflies flying in a ‘wind tunnel’, researchers have been surprised by a whole range of complicated wing movements; from scientists who take the Bible seriously

Butterfly – information for kids  (Christiananswers) from a Biblical perspective; A butterfly’s life begins with a very tiny egg laid on a leaf. From this develops a larva, the butterfly’s caterpillar stage. Eventually, the larva makes a cocoon or chrysalis. Safe inside, it develops into a pupa. Eventually, a beautiful butterfly is released.. an astounding transformation from a humble, earth bound worm-like creature to a delicate flying wonder

But I’m hungry now!  (answersingenesis) Butterflies and moths ‘evolved’ millions of years before flowering plants, according to evolutionists. But how would they have survived until food ‘evolved’ for them? On the other hand, if God created flowering plants on Day Three of Creation Week as the Bible documents, insects created on Day Five didn’t need to tighten their belts for a few millennia while they waited for breakfast.

Butterfly wings under the microscope  (insteading) magnified up to 5000 times. Sadly they do not give credit to God as designer, but read their own descriptions. I am not sure how you can see these intricate designs and use words like these… and NOT see God’s magnificent artwork.

Butterfly eggs under the microscope  (insteading) More incredible photos. How can something so tiny, be soooo beautiful?!

Butterfly – fun facts for kids  (thebutterflysite) Do Butterflies Migrate? Where Do They Go? How Do You Say ‘Butterfly’ in Different Languages? How Long Do Butterflies Live? Where Do Butterflies Live? What Do Butterflies Eat?

Were Butterflies on Noah’s Ark?  (answersingenesis) How would they have survived the global Flood if they weren’t on the Ark?

Identify Butterflies and Moths in North America  (butterfliesandmoths)

Identify butterflies and moths  (kidsbutterfly) from Asia, Western Europe, North America, and Central America

Identify Butterflies in the UK  (woodlandtrust) Identify some of the UK’s most common butterflies, find out where to look for them, and learn more about their incredible lives.

Identify Australian Butterflies  (bobsbutterflies) and their larvae and pupae

Australian Butterflies  (australianbutterfliesphotographed)

Moth and Butterfly differences  (answersingenesis) Moths and butterflies are a lot alike. But there are some big differences; from scientists who take the Bible seriously

Giant Silk Moths – Butterflies’ unsung rivals  (answersingenesis) Butterflies flit from flower to flower in the bright summer sun. At night, another marvel of vibrant color flutters out; from scientists who take the Bible seriously

Peppered Moth  (icr.org) Whilst not a butterfly, this little critter ‘earned fame as a key player in a classic evolutionary story in the late 19th century. In England, a population of peppered moths supposedly shifted their coloring from mostly white to mostly black after soot from the industrial revolution darkened their tree-trunk homes. According to the tale, bird predators had a difficult time seeing the now-camouflaged dark moths, so those moths began to thrive. That story helped rescue Darwin’s conception of natural selection from a round of early 20th century criticisms, such as a lack of supporting field evidence… [however, it turns out that scientific evidence shows that the moths did NOT turn into anything else – they were still moths]… The Creator endowed moths with the genetic potential for future generations to generate dark varieties. Peppered moths never illustrated evolution in action. But now, more than ever, they clearly expose genius creativity.’

Stronger than steel  (answersingenesis) It is amazing that we can learn so much from the biological design God has created in both spiders and silkworms; from scientists who take the Bible seriously

*

*

*

BUTTERFLY ~ COLOURING PAGES FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE 

Butterfly – doodle  (abdaacts; scroll down) with Bible verse from John 3:16 – For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life; free printable

John 3:15 FREE Scripture Doodle colouring page for kids with butterflies

John 3:16 – doodle  (freefun) For God so loved the world; colour in the Bible verse words, butterflies and flowers; free printable

John 3:36 – colouring  (max7) All Who Trust In Jesus Have Eternal Life; a wood scene with butterflies, squirrels, and a bird singing; also available in Swahili; free printable

Ephesians 3:18 – colouring  (max7) How Long, Wide, Deep and High Is God’s Love To Us; with cute Aussie animals – butterflies, koala and kangaroo with their joeys (yes, they’re both called joeys), kookaburra, wombat, platypus, echidna, frogs, lizards, black swans, and more; also available in Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog and other languages; free printable

Butterfly – colouring  (Paper Gifts for Estefany; scroll down) with Bible verse from Psalm 127:1 – Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it; with plenty of room to add your own doodles and let your creativity shine, it features a simple butterfly swirl and these additional words: NO scientist can build a butterfly. Unless the LORD builds the butterfly, the scientist labours in vain. There is NOTHING he can do but observe—in silent awe and wonder; free printable

pgfe-psalm-127-1-colouring

Philippians 2:13 – colouring  (timewarpwife; scroll down) For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure; butterfly and flowers; Romans 10:9 – colouring  That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus and shall believe in thine heart that God has raised Him from the dead thou shalt be saved; butterflies in a garden;  Galatians 2:20 – colouring  The life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God who loved me and gave Himself for me; butterflies, tulips and flowers in a garden;  Philippians 2:13 – colouring  For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure; butterflies and flowers; free printable

2 Corinthians 5:17 – colouring  (doodlethroughtheBible) Therefore, if anyone is in Christ he is a new creature; the old things have passed away; behold, new things have come; a caterpillar crawling up a vine entwined around a cross, with a butterfly with heart-shaped antennae at the top; also available as a poster; free printable

Butterfly – colour by number  (busybooksandmore; scroll down to the third item in the second section) with Bible verse from Ecclesiastes 3:11 – He hath made everything beautiful in His time; free printable

Revelation 19:1 – colouring  (karladornacher) To God be the glory; a cross entwined with a flowers and butterflies; alternative link (scroll down); free printable

Butterfly – colouring  (Christiananswers) with words, ‘The Butterfly, God has created a very beautiful world’; free printable

Butterfly – colouring  (sermons4kids; press CTRL + P to print page) with Bible verse from 2 Corinthians 5:17 – Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come; draw in your own background; free printable

1 John 1:9 – colouring  (childrenschapel) If we confess our sins He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins; words and butterflies; free printable

Psalm 139:14 – colouring  (joditt; scroll down to the very end of the colouring page pictures) I am fearfully & wonderfully made; doodle with flowers and butterflies; free printable

Proverbs 8:33 – colouring  (Dover sample) Hear instruction and be wise, and refuse it not; butterflies as part of a fancy filgree frame

Psalm 23:1 – colouring  (daniellesplace) The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want; a cute lamb with a butterfly on its nose, and verse inside a pretty flower border or plain border; template for purchase

A cute caterpillar dreaming of being a beautiful butterfly – colouring  (kidsplaycolor) free printable

Think Spot:  What a great picture of the Christian life! I’m dreaming of the day I become a ‘beautiful butterfly’. Are you?!

Butterflies over a Lily Pond – colouring  (janbrett) butterflies, dragonfly, frogs, turtles, egret and more in a busy lily pond scene; free printable

Butterfly – colour by number  (Dover sample) butterflies, flowers, bridge and river in a country scene

Butterflies and bugs – colouring  (dabblesandbabbles) that also could be cut out and used for crafts; free printable

Butterfly life cycle – colouring  (thebutterflysite); Butterfly – colouring  with swirly patterns on its wings; more butterfly colouring pages; free printable

Monarch Butterfly Lifecycle – colouring  (kidsbutterfly) realistic colouring pages showing the various stages of a monarch butterfly – egg, larva or caterpillar, chrysalis or pupa, and the adult butterfly; with identical photos if you want your colours to be accurate; free printable

Butterfly – colouring pages  (boic) Australian butterflies; free printable

Realistic caterpillar – colouring  (kidsplaycolor) and Cute cartoon caterpillar – colouring with big eyes; another Cute cartoon caterpillar – colouring with smiley face; free printable

Butterflies and Flowers – colouring  (Dover sample) with dark lines and intricate detail

Butterflies and flowers – colour by number  (Dover sample) 4 sample colouring pages

Butterfly – colouring  (Dover sample) six sample colouring pages

Swallowtail Butterfly – colouring  (samanthasbell) free printable

Butterfly – colouring  (Dover sample) two sample colouring pages

Butterfly – colouring  (Dover sample) 3 sample colouring pages

Butterflies in oval frame – coloring  (Dover sample) 4 sample colouring pages

Butterflies and Caterpillars – colouring  (Dover sample) among the flowers in the garden

Monarch butterfly – colouring  (timvandevall; click on the image to download) free printable

Butterflies and ladybugs in garden – colouring  (Dover sample) two sample colouring pages

Butterflies in frames – colouring  (Dover sample) three sample colouring pages in heavy frames

Butterfly – colouring  (coloringcafe) free printable

Butterfly – stained glass colouring  (chantalstainedglass) blue morpho butterfly; Caterpillar – stained glass colouring; free printable

Butterfly – colouring pages  (bobsbutterflies) 7 colouring pages of butterflies and caterpillars, with full colour beautiful photographs so you can get the exact colours; free printable

Butterfly – colouring  (thecolor; press CTRL+P to print); Moth – colouring; Cheeky Caterpillar (with glasses – colouring; free printable

Butterfly – colouring  (amyjdelightful; scroll down) decorated with hearts and flowers with words ‘I love you’; 4 per page; free printable

Butterfly and flower – coloring  (holiday-crafts-and-creations; scroll down) free printable

Butterfly – 9 colouring pages  (kidopo) butterflies with happy faces; free printable

Butterfly – colouring  (supercoloring) and snail on an old boot full of flowers; Butterfly – colouring and snail in garden; Boy and Girl playing with Butterflies – colouring; Boy on a Swing – colouring with a butterfly floating past; Butterflies in garden – colouring; more Butterfly – colouring pages; Moth – colouring pages; free printable

Butterfly – colouring  (coloring-page); Smiling Butterfly – colouring; Butterflies – colouring on leaves; Butterflies – colouring 4 flying butterflies; Butterfly landing on a flower – colouring;

Butterfly – colouring  (mondedestitounis) with a happy, smiling face; free printable

Ornate butterflies – colouring  (Dover sample) 2 sample pages of butterflies with dark, heavy lines

40+ butterfly colouring pages  (coloringhome) free printable

Butterfly – colouring  (colormountain) free printable

Butterfly – colouring pages  (duckduckgo)

Butterfly – colouring pages  (duckduckgo)

Jazz up your colouring pages  combine or shrink colouring pages to make a unique scene; add a title, a border, a Bible verse, maybe even some cute butterfly clip art. Make it a butterfly party!

*

*

*

FUN POP QUIZ:  Is this the craziest caterpillar you have ever seen? Isn’t it fabulous? What a hair-do! :)

*

*

*

BUTTERFLY ~ PUZZLES FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE 

Butterfly – puzzle  (max7) a beautiful Scripture doodle and puzzle based on 2 Corinthians 5:21 – Christ Takes Our Sins Gives Us His Goodness (what an awesome trade); also available in Spanish, Taglog and some other languages; free printable

1 Thessalonians 5.10 Christ takes our sins and gives us His goodness

Butterflies and Ladybugs – Scripture picture hidden puzzle  (max7) with Bible verse from Proverbs 11:1 the Lord hates cheating but delights in honesty; find the butterflies and ladybugs hiding in the scene; also available in Spanish, Tagalog and more; free printable

Bible Scripture Hidden Picture Puzzle Proverbs 11:1 with butterflies and ladybugs; free printable

Pretty bugs – printables  (1plus1plus1equals1) Biblical and educational printables including a cute butterfly, caterpillar, dragonfly and snail; simply adorable and fun for younger children; free printable

Egg Hunt – puzzle  (pdf) spot the 5 different animals who have laid their eggs – butterfly, frog, turtle, birds, deer, bunny, squirrel and water lilies in full colour forest pond scene; add a favourite Bible verse and make it a poster; very cute; free printable

Butterfly – crossword  (sermons4kids) 10 words from a word bank; Butterfly – word search 20 words; Butterfly – dot to dot letters A to Z; Butterfly – maze (Spanish) help the butterfly find its way out of the cocoon, with Bible verse from 2 Corinthians 5:17 – Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come; free printable

New Creation – activity pack for kids  (proverbialhomemaker) In our home we have been talking a lot about being how caterpillars change into beautiful butterflies that are free to fly wherever they wish. This then led onto talking about how we can change into beautiful people if we let Jesus into our hearts, believe and study His Word and obey Him; phrase strips, dot pages, puzzles, handwriting pages based on 2 Corinthians 5:17; free printable (for subscribers)

Butterfly – maze  (tammyyee) help the beautiful red butterfly find its way through this easy maze; free printable

50 Butterfly-shaped mazes  (krazydad; number 17 in each book is a different butterfly maze) challenging; free printable

Butterfly – maze  (printablemazes) through a yellow butterfly; free printable

Butterflies, Flowers and Teddy Bear – hidden picture puzzle  (allkidsnetwork; scroll down to ‘Flowers Hidden Pictures’) free printable

Caterpillar – maths worksheet for kids  (frompond) a fun worksheet to help our little mathematicians get into the habit of ‘finding a ten’ when they solve an addition; free printable

Bugs – fun activity packs for kids  (kidsactivitiesblog) 2 versions: Easy – 4 pages; coloring, drawing, mazes, spot the difference puzzle, letter and word tracing activity; Advanced – 2 coloring pages, scrambled words and sentences, word search, mazes, spot the difference; butterflies, ladybugs, bees, ants, spider, grasshopper; free printable

Butterfly – puzzles  (bobsbutterflies) butterfly-shaped find-a-word (6); dot-to-dot (2); free printable

Butterfly – word search  (Dover sample) about butterfly habitats; and Monarch Butterfly – maze help the butterflies find their way to Mexico

Butterfly – word search  (boic; press CTRL+P to print) 14 words

Butterfly – dot to dot  (Dover sample) and Butterfly – word search find 5 things that butterflies eat

Butterfly – dot to dot  (samanthasbell) no numbers; free printable

Butterfly – easy dot to dot  (coloring-page) numbers 1-11; free printable

Butterfly – puzzles  (colormountain) easy maze, dot to dot; free printable

Butterfly – dot to dot  (thebutterflysite); Butterfly-shaped maze; Butterfly – word search 33 words; free printable

Butterfly – dot to dot  (Dover sample) numbers 1-305; answer

Moth – dot to dot  (kidopo) numbers 1-41; free printable

Butterfly – Spring Addition Sheets  (123homeschool4me) a fun hands on math activity to help preschool and kindergarten age kids practice adding to 10; free printable

Design your own puzzle specifically tailored to suit your child; match it up with the FREE butterfly article for kids and design your clues and answers from that.

*

*

*

DID YOU KNOW?

“… a caterpillar spins a patch of silk onto which to attach itself… by a set of special hooks… becomes the motionless, seemingly lifeless pupa. Inside, a mind-boggling process is taking place… The caterpillar’s organs dissolve into a chemical soup, from which a radically different creature is then constructed… [the] entire process is already ‘written’ on the DNA in the egg from which the caterpillar first hatched.” creation.com

*

*

*

GOD OF WONDERS ~ BE IN AWE OF OUR CREATOR

Butterflies are engineering marvels, and more compelling evidence for a Creator. It is estimated that 18,000 butterfly species live on our planet. Incredibly lightweight, they are magnificently designed with tiny scales and beautiful patterns. Graceful. Amazing aerodynamics. And just think about all the controls inside an airplane needed to fly. All of that is packed inside a tiny fragile butterfly. Using high powered electron microscopes, scientists have discovered that butterfly wings have bio-photonic structures in them that can have no more variation than 0.00004mm. That’s point zero zero, zero zero, four millimetres. Visually stunning and presented by PhD scientists full of awe as they explore our Creator’s handiwork and what it reveals about His character, power, wisdom, majesty and care. The whole documentary is fabulous, but in this short segment, take a two-minute holiday and watch these Bible-believing scientists giving glory to God as they discuss these delicate creatures of the air and the wonder of metamorphosis.

*

*

*

BUTTERFLY ~ CRAFTS FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE 

A caterpillar turns into a butterfly – fun craft for kids  (Paper Gifts for Estefany) featuring Bible verse from 2 Corinthians 5:17 – When anyone is joined to Christ he is a new being; the old has gone; the new has come. Just fold lengthways along the black line; draw your caterpillar on the back; and put into a pocket. And no chemical soup! Isn’t it neat?

Caterpillar folds out into Butterfly Craft A4

God makes butterflies – crafts and activities for kids  (Biblefunforkids) heaps of fun ideas for younger children; free printable

Red Butterfly – origami  (tammyyee) Kamehameha, Hawaii; Monarch Butterfly – origamiTiger Swallowtail Butterfly – origami  yellow;  Two-Tailed Yellow Swallowtail Butterfly – origamiSpicebush Swallowtail Butterfly – origami dark brown and blue;  Diana Fritillary Butterfly – origami dark brown and orange; easy origami; just print and fold – beautiful designs are already printed; free printable

Stunning butterfly – mobile  (piondesign) fit for a princess in delicate apricot and cream shabby chic; 160 butterflies paired together with tulle in between the wings; some of the free templates below might adapt well to this idea

Pretty Pink 3D Butterfly  (partyplanningcenter) disguised as a cupcake topper; and 3D butterflies in green and yellow; free printable

3D Paper Butterflies to make  (craftandcreativity) free printable

Butterfly – craft  (churchhousecollection) to cut out with words, ‘Jesus is my hero’; in colour or to colour; and Caterpillar – cut and paste craft  heart-shaped segments to cut, paste and colour, with Bible verse from 1 Corinthians 13:4 – Love the Lord; free printable

Butterfly – pretty sun catchers to make  (minieco) black border and colourful strips of tissue paper in your choice of colours; Butterfly – 3D paper craft  pink, yellow, orange, red, lime, green; free printable

Butterfly – games and activities for kids  (sermons4kids) and lesson ideas

Butterfly – template  (patternuniverse) blank outline template; Butterfly – template  (printfreecards) 6 per page; Butterfly – template black and white templates to cut out and use for crafts; free printable – or one of these templates  (duckduckgo); free printable

Butterfly – finger puppets  (iheartcraftythings) made with felt, but could easily be adapted for paper; Butterfly – finger puppets  made with felt, the tips of woollen gloves, and then decorated, but could also be adapted for paper; Butterfly – craft for kids  using a watercolour wash, neon glitter, and shimmer pom poms; Butterfly – craft for kids using bubble blowing art; Butterfly – craft using watercolour and black glue; Butterfly – craft using painted newspaper; Butterfly – paper bag craft; free printable

DIY Butterfly mask for kids  (theinspirationedit); Chunky Rainbow Butterfly – craft for kids; Smiley Butterfly – craft for kids; Paper Butterflies – craft for kids; more; free printable

Monarch Butterfly – craft  (bobsbutterflies) to cut out and use for crafts; free printable

Butterfly – life cycle craft  (buggyandbuddy) so simple, so cute, using a paper plate; Butterfly – mobile using coffee filters, coloured markers, and pipe cleaners; free printable

Butterfly – life cycle craft  (totallyterrificintexas) in the shape of a butterfly; free printable

DIY Butterfly wings – craft  (clipartandcrafts) to cut out and colour; free printable

Never-ending Butterfly – card to make  (practicalpages) showing the butterfly life cycle; free printable

Butterfly – headband  (firstpalette); Butterfly – crown to make and colour; Butterfly fan – craft and Butterfly – mobile using coffee filters and paints; free printable

Pink Butterflies – mobile to make  (canon); Butterfly – hanging decoration to make; 3D Wall Stickers to assemble; 3D Butterflies to make; free printable

Butterfly – 3D craft  (meinlilapark) pretty coloured butterflies to cut out and use for crafts; blue, pink, yellow, orange; free printable

Butterfly – card to make  (crafticious) and matching Butterfly – gift bag  aqua and mauve decoupage and tutorial; free printable

Butterfly – crafts for kids  (learncreatelove); Moth – craft; and Caterpillar – crafts for kids; Fingerprint bugs – activity for kids  (learncreatelove) make butterflies, ladybugs, caterpillars, beetles, fireflies, and bees; more butterfly, moth and caterpillar crafts for kids; free printable

Butterfly – paper roll craft  (buggyandbuddy) using this bee craft as a guide and a painted paper roll for the body, pretty patterned paper for the wings, and pipe cleaners for the antennas

Butterfly – paper roll craft  (painelcriativo) free printable

Butterfly – activities for kids  (woodlandtrust; scroll down) butterfly idial, butterfly spotter sheet, butterfly caterpillar spotter sheet, moth caterpillar spotter sheet, make a butterfly feeder; free printable

Butterfly – scrapbooking paper  (niftypaper) digital scrapbooking paper to cut out and use for crafts or as gift wrapping paper; green, yellow, orange, apricot and brown on white background; free printable

Butterfly – bracelets to make  (preschoolpost; scroll down to ‘Psalm 150:6’) featuring a cute and colourful butterfly and Bible verse from Psalm 150:6 – Let everything that has breath praise the Lord; print, cut and laminate; free printable

Butterfly and flowers – bracelets to make  (education.com) and colour; free printable (for members)

Butterfly scavenger hunt – colour as you go  (butterflyschool; pdf) a fun activity for kids where kids colour in parts of a butterfly as they identify other items on the scavenger hunt; more butterfly crafts; free printable

Butterfly – DIY costumes for kids  (duckduckgo) adapt for paper

Butterfly – room decoration  (kidopo) blue, purple, green, and white butterflies on gold and brown striped background; free printable

Butterfly – optical illusion craft  (thinkingfountain) see the caterpillar turn into a butterfly; cut, colour, arrange, glue into strips, fold and unfold; free printable

Butterflies – templates  (abj-butterflies) to cut out and use for crafts, cards, and scrapbooks; in colour; free printable

Butterfly – mobile to make and colour  (boic) free printable

Hungry Caterpillars – money game  (123homeschool4me) to help kids practice counting money; free printable

Butterfly-shaped card to make  (enchantedlearning) open the butterfly wings to read the inside of the card; more Butterfly – crafts; free printable

Butterfly – crafts for kids  (dltk) life cycle craft, flier craft and more for younger children; free printable

Butterfly – life cycle book  (enchantedlearning) in the shape of a butterfly; template available for members only or use the idea to make your own

Caterpillar to Butterfly – craft  (rangerrick) this craft can be used to act out a caterpillar’s transformation into a beautiful butterfly, and could easily be adapted for paper; free printable

Butterfly – crafts  (kidsweb; scroll down) butterfly face mask and other butterfly crafts to make and colour for kids; free printable

*

*

*

BUTTERFLY ~ LEARN TO DRAW FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE 

Butterfly – doodle  (1arthouse) with words, ‘ Be Transformed’ from Romans 12:2;  Butterfly – learn to draw  with Bible verse from 2 Corinthians 5:17 – Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold the new has come

Butterfly – learn to draw  (samanthasbell) learn to draw by connecting dots without numbers; free printable

Butterfly – tracing worksheet  (frompond; scroll down) with heart-shaped wings; free printable

Butterfly – learn to draw  (how-to-draw-and-paint) from a photo by outlining the geometric shapes (smart thinking!)

Butterfly – learn to draw  (drawingtutorials101) ten butterflies to choose from, including a caterpillar; more butterfly and moth – learn to draw; free printable

Butterfly with hearts on wings – trace and colour  (frompond) for younger children; free printable

Butterfly – learn to draw  (how-to-draw-cartoons-online) a happy blue cartoon butterfly

Butterfly – learn to draw  (drawinghowtodraw) and Butterfly – learn to draw using curved lines

Butterfly – learn to draw  (activityvillage) members only

*

*

*

BUTTERFLY ~ PHOTO FUN ~ FREE PRINTABLE 

Butterfly – photo frame  (printfreecards) dusty pink and apricot frame, with four pretty mauve and olive-green butterflies; free printable

Butterflies and Hummingbird – photo frame  (yopriceville) purple, blue and green butterflies, hummingbird, tropical pink hibiscus flower, palm leaves with tropical beach background and purple and blue sky; Transparent Butterflies – photo frames  2 transparent frames linked with a ring (from a ring binder), and 7 different butterflies hovering over violets at each corner; free printable

Spring Photo Overlay  (stephaniecorfee) a beautiful free printable overlay to place over your child’s photo and give it a fun Springtime feel. It adds a dotted border; a few swirls; a couple of bugs and the words ‘Spring’. Basically you just open up your photo in a photo editing program and then insert this transparent overlay over the top, so you can clearly see the photo underneath. It’s easy to do, but if you are not sure how to do this, simply use this tutorial as a guide

Butterfly – scrapbook kit  (canon) dusky blue, cream, green, brown and rust brown; Flowers and Butterflies – scrapbook kit  mauve, apricot, white blue; Flowers and Butterflies – scrapbook kit beige, blue, maroon; an additional sheet of pinkish, blue, cream and purple Butterfly – scrapbook paper to complement the last two kits; Butterfly memories – scrapbook kit  beige, yellow, apricot and colourful polka dots; Butterfly and flowers – scrapbook kit  apricot, cream, blue, green; free printable

*

*

*

BUTTERFLY ~ PAPER GIFTS FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE 

FREE Butterfly – paper gifts for kids  (Paper Gifts for Estefany) a beautiful Bible poster, bookmarks, wallet cards, mini to-do list, and more, with an amazing Bible verse from Psalm 148:5 – Let them praise the name of the Lord, for He commanded, and they were created; featuring a stunning blue butterfly with black and white furry edges, and purple and blue triangles on pretty green background; free printable

FREE Bible poster with Bible verse from Psalm 148:5; blue butterfly on lime green background; free printable   FREE To-Do List with Bible verse from Psalm 148:5; blue butterfly on lime green background; free printable FREE Bible bookmark with Bible verse from Psalm 148:5; blue butterfly on lime green background; free printable FREE Biblewallet cards with Bible verse from Psalm 148:5; blue butterfly; lime green background; free printable

FREE Butterfly – paper gifts for kids  (Paper Gifts for Estefany) Bible verse card, bookmarks, door hanger, notepaper, mini note cards, and more with Bible verse from 2 Corinthians 5:17 – When anyone is joined to Christ, he is a new being; the old is gone, the new has come; also available in French; free printable

 Butterfly Bookmark Skinnies 4x6   Butterfly Verse Card 4x6 Butterfly Door Hanger A4 Butterfly Notepaper A4 Butterfly mini envelopes+notes A4

Butterfly – Bible poster  (Paper Gifts for Estefany) featuring Bible verse from 1 John 3:1-2. Print on photo paper and laminate for best results – A4 photo paper for a poster; or 4×6 photo paper for a Bible verse card; free printable

PGFE 1John3 Poster A4 - sample

Butterfly – poster  (answersingenesis) showing the butterfly life cycle, different butterflies and their caterpillars; with a Biblical perspective from scientists who take the Bible seriously; free printable

2 Corinthians 5:17 – poster  (doodlethroughtheBible) Therefore, if anyone is in Christ he is a new creature; the old things have passed away; behold, new things have come; a pink and purple caterpillar crawling up a green vine entwined around a yellow and orange cross, with a pink, purple, yellow and orange butterfly with heart-shaped antennae at the top; free printable

Egg Hunt – poster  (pdf) spot the 5 different animals who have laid their eggs – butterfly, frog, turtle, birds, deer, bunny, squirrel and water lilies in full colour forest pond scene; add a favourite Bible verse; very cute; free printable

Caterpillar Hooks – poster (answersingenesis) creative ways that various of God’s creatures, including caterpillars, hang on – using bumpy toe pads, hooks, glue, ridges, clingy hairs, suckers and clamps; free printable

Monarch Butterfly – Bible verse card  (Gospelriver) with Bible verse from 2 Corinthians 5:17 – Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature, old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new; free printable

Butterfly – Bible verse card  (beckyschultea) butterfly and daisies with Bible verse from Galatians 5:13 – you have been called to live in freedom… use your freedom to serve one another in love; and an image of two cute swirly butterflies with hearts on yellow polka dot background

Butterfly – bookmarks  (sundayschoolzone) purple and yellow butterfly hovering over a bright and happy pink and yellow flower in a pot, with a dash of red hearts and Bible verse from John 15:17 – Love one another; free printable

Butterfly – bookmarks  (bookmarkbee) colourful butterflies on white background – green and yellow, blue, mauve, pink and yellow; Caterpillar – bookmarks cute and colorful caterpillars with flowers and polka dot backgrounds; Butterflies and Flowers – bookmarks; add a favourite Bible verse and a note of encouragement on the back; free printable

Butterfly and flowers – bookmarks  (supercoloring) 3 different bookmarks – yellow and orange butterflies on yellow, beige, and pale green gingham background; 3 per page; free printable

Butterfly and Flowers – growth chart for kids  (canon) free printable

Butterflies at the Garden – paper gifts  (baby.ohmyfiesta) dotted butterflies, flowers, bird houses, picket fence; apricot and lime green labels, wrappers, banners, gift boxes; Funny Butterfly – gift boxes; Funny Butterfly – labels; Funny Butterfly – party printables; green, mauve, apricot, pink, blue, teal and white; free printable

Butterfly – gift box  (meinlilapark)  brilliant blue butterfly against a plain yellow and beige background; free printable

Pastel Butterflies – paper gifts  (fazendoanossafesta) a gorgeous garden scene in pastel colours – pink, mauve, blue, orange, yellow butterflies and birds in a single tree with pale green leaves, flowers at base, hanging birdhouse with heart-shaped entrance; party printables, labels, wrappers, banners, gift boxes; Butterfly in Garden – paper gifts  brightly coloured party printables, labels, wrappers, banners, gift boxes; free printable

Caterpillar – labels / name tags  (nametagjungle) cute and colorful caterpillars in a garden with flowers or mushrooms; Butterfly – labels / name tags colourful butterflies with monochromatic floral border; 6 per page; perfect to add a few favourite Bibles and make your own Bible wallet cards; free printable

Butterfly – labels / name tags  (printfreecards) pink and orange butterfly on white background; 6 per page; perfect to add a few favourite Bibles and make your own Bible wallet cards; free printable

Garden – notepaper  (yopriceville) a gorgeous garden scene with a green butterfly, flowers and a bridge over a bubbling stream; perfect for a short note; free printable

Butterfly – write on shapes  (storyit) black and white butterfly-shaped notepaper; free printable

Cute butterflies and bugs – DIY stickers  (stickersandcharts) and Butterfly – DIY stickers; print your own stickers using full sheet label paper from your local stationer; Butterfly – reward chart; free printable

*

*

*

cc ani bee bear

cutecolors.com

MORE CREATIVE IDEAS ~ MAKE YOUR OWN

Found a great butterfly photo that your child will love? Or maybe you are looking for ideas to bless your child’s mom? Why not include a favourite Bible verse and make your own:

Bible Note Cards
Bible Bookmark
Bible Wallet cards
Bible Poster or Verse Card
Bible Stickers
Bible Board Game

*

*

*

BUTTERFLY ~ STATIONERY FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE 

Butterfly – stationery  (Paper Gifts for Estefany) pretty stationery and note cards with Bible verse from Psalm 148:5 – Let them praise the name of the Lord, for He commanded, and they were created; featuring a stunning blue butterfly with black and white furry edges, and purple and blue triangles on pretty green background; free printable

FREE Bible note cards with Bible verse from Psalm 148:5; blue butterfly on lime green background; free printable FREE stationery with Bible verse from Psalm 148:5; blue butterfly on white background with lime green, blue and purple border; free printable

Butterfly – stationery  (Paper Gifts for Estefany) stationery, note cards, notepaper, mini envelopes + mini note cards, envelope and matching envelope liners with Bible verse; also available in French; free printable

Butterfly Notecards A4

Butterfly Stationery for kids with Bible verse Butterfly Stationery Set-Envelope Butterfly Stationery Set-Env Liner2 Butterfly Stationery Set-Env Liner

Butterfly – pop up card to make  (canon) a beautiful blue butterfly on a flower with yellow background; Butterfly and Tulips – pop up card to make blue butterflies hovering around red, pink, orange and yellow flowers; Butterfly, Bee and Ladybug on Red Tulip – card and yellow envelope; free printable

Spring – stationery  (pageborders.net) a pretty border of butterflies, flowers and birds; Cute bugs – stationery  butterflies, bees and birds fly through the clouds over crawling caterpillars and happy snails; and Butterflies – stationery  colourful orange, blue, purple and pink butterflies fluttering through the clouds in a border around page; free printable

Tiny butterflies – border stationery  (pageborders.org) colourful butterflies, stars and hearts on a white background; Caterpillar – stationery with cute big eyes and yellow border; Rainforest – stationery with pretty bright blue butterfly, trees, vines, parrot and monkey; Butterfly and flowers – stationery and grass on a blue-sky background; Butterfly, bugs and bird – nature stationery  butterfly, bird, flowers, strawberries, insects on a wood border; free versions are fine

Green butterflies – blank, lined or writing paper stationery  (stationerytree) pretty green butterflies flying around a blue border; free version is fine

Playful Butterflies – stationery  (printstationery) free printable

Butterfly and flowers – stationery  (familyshoppingbag) with a bright pink polka dot border; free printable

Green caterpillar – stationery  (sparklebox) with yellow dots walking across the bottom of the page, with a blue, green and white gradient border; portrait or landscape; Colourful butterflies – stationery  across the top and bottom of the page on a pale blue border; Butterfly life cycle – stationery  showing the different stages of the butterfly around a green and white gradient border; free printable

Butterfly and bees – stationery  (canon) and matching envelopes; 3 colours; free printable

DIY Make your own butterfly stationery and add a favourite Bible verse with this easy how-to tutorial

*

*

*

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

The beauty of pollination  fabulous close up photography of butterflies; be in awe of God’s magnificent creation. Or watch this video of a caterpillar turning into a Monarch butterfly; capture the wonder of it and share it with your child. Make sure you give credit to God as designer and include some close-up photos under the microscope of butterfly wings and eggs. A great companion to my FREE butterfly article for kids.

*

*

*

*

*¨*•.ღ.•*¨*

Collect your FREE BONUS GIFTS when you sign up to follow me. What will they be? Click here to find out. If you like my work, please tell others and ‘like’ this page. Your kind comments make my day! You can also follow Paper Gifts for Estefany on…

Follow me on Pinterest!

*¨*•.ღ.•*¨*

Home

*

*

*

*

******

BUTTERFLY Photos: pixabay.com 
2020

19 thoughts on “Butterfly ~ Links

  1. Pingback: Kindness & Love ~ FREE Scripture Doodles / Bookmarks to colour | Paper Gifts for Estefany

  2. Pingback: DIY Activity Book for Kids (or adults) | Paper Gifts for Estefany

  3. I love that ANYBODY would take the time out of there busy day to acknowledge the word of God in ANY form!!!!
    May God Bless you and Keep you mnd may His face shine upon you!!

    Like

  4. Pingback: Birds ~ Links | Paper Gifts for Estefany

  5. Pingback: Spring / Flowers ~ Links | Paper Gifts for Estefany

  6. Pingback: An exploding beetle?! | Paper Gifts for Estefany

  7. Pingback: Creation Day 5 ~ Sea Creatures, Flying Creatures ~ Links | Paper Gifts for Estefany

  8. Pingback: Bugs ~ Links | Paper Gifts for Estefany

  9. Pingback: GUEST POST: Sample Letter – Stretch your Wings [plus free poster] | Paper Gifts for Estefany

  10. Pingback: Ladybug ~ Links | Paper Gifts for Estefany

  11. Pingback: FRENCH ~ Butterflies | Paper Gifts for Estefany

  12. Pingback: Butterfly ~ Freebies | Paper Gifts for Estefany

  13. Pingback: Summer / Beach / Seashells ~ Links | Paper Gifts for Estefany

  14. Pingback: Butterfly ~ Article for Kids | Paper Gifts for Estefany

  15. Thanks for your great compilation of links to creative themes like this and I also love your stationary links. It really helps with my job in children’s ministry. Blessings, Christiane

    Like

  16. Thanks so very much for all these amazing ideas! I can´t wait to share with my children about butterflies. I am also very impressed by the microscope photos, so very beautiful God´s creation!

    Like

Thanks for taking the time out of your busy day to leave a kind comment. You've made my day! :)

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s