Butterfly ~ Freebies

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

Summer is a great time for butterflies. I was watching a cute little guy kneeling on a pink flower this morning. He gently felt around for the opening of the flower and then swiftly dipped into it, delight all the way up to his eyes. Skip to the next flower. Kneel. Probe. Dip. Mmmm… I just love ‘Papa God’s busy little critters’, don’t you?!

It was on a particularly dark day in my own life, when a stunning and delicate butterfly floated past me, flashing beautiful colours in the sunlight. A surprising thought came to me, first as a choice…

“YES! A GOD WHO DESIGNS HUMMINGBIRDS AND BUTTERFLIES ~ MUST ~ BE A GOOD GOD!”

And so began my love of creation. It’s the living art gallery of THE Master Artiste. When God met Job, He pointed Job past creation and back to the Creator (Himself) behind it. A GOOD God, who has the power to do all this just with His spoken Word, also has the power to look after us and our problems, no matter how big or how desperate they might seem. And all of God’s design shows us the character of God. A God who created delicate butterflies and tiny hummingbirds MUST be a GOOD God!

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I wasn’t intending to make a whole lot of butterfly gift items, but when inspiration hits, it’s better to go with it. Plus, this one comes into the category of ‘pink, shiny and sparkly’ – my favourite… even though it is neither pink, shiny nor sparkly… okay, maybe girly.  :o

If you are a follower of this web site, you have already had a sneak preview of my brand new ~ butterfly gift series. The last series (Daniel) was for the boys. This one is definitely for the girls. My Compassion children are loving all these extra treats. As I release them one at a time, this page will be updated. Here they are… designed exclusively for you… and them… enjoy!

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BUTTERFLY ARTICLE FOR KIDS (A4)

First, here is the butterfly article for kids that was designed to go with these gift items, giving full credit to God as designer and putting Him firmly at the centre of the package.

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

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FEATURED BIBLE VERSE

The featured Bible verse I have chosen for this series is from 2 Corinthians 5:17When anyone is joined to Christ, he is a new being; the old is gone, the new has come. Isn’t that a fabulous verse? Note… is, not will be!  Even if sometimes we still feel like caterpillars crawling around looking for our wings!  :)

Butterfly-Caterpillar Clipart

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THINK SPOT:  Do you have ANY idea how hard it is to design a butterfly?! It took me hours to get just the outline to look right for the stationery set. Good thing I wasn’t trying to get it to fly or reproduce itself. Ha! How can something that looks so easy and natural, be so hard? It’s always the way when something is done by a Master. Many years ago, I watched someone making a natural looking waterfall. It took them ages, too. Rocks in. Rocks out. More rocks in. More rocks out. They came to the same conclusion. Papa God ~ THE Master Designer ~ makes it all look too easy!

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Okay, here are the free printables in my butterfly series… including a cute stationery set I designed for my Compassion girls… enjoy!

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BUTTERFLY BIBLE VERSE CARD (4×6) ~ FREE PRINTABLE

For best results, print on 4×6 photo paper and laminate. If you write to your sponsored child online, this can be uploaded as a normal photo.

Butterfly Verse Card 4x6

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BUTTERFLY MINI ENVELOPES + NOTES (A4) ~ FREE PRINTABLE

Mini envelopes for mini notes. Just perfect for secrets. :) The girls will love these. Add some stickers or little paper treats. If you are able to, send extras for them to share with their family and friends.

Butterfly mini envelopes+notes A4

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BUTTERFLY NOTE CARDS (A4) ~ FREE PRINTABLE

Butterfly Notecards A4

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BUTTERFLY NOTEPAPER (A4) ~ FREE PRINTABLE

2 designs; add your child’s name if you wish.

Butterfly Notepaper A4

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Butterfly Notepaper2 A4

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BUTTERFLY STATIONERY (A4) ~ FREE PRINTABLE

This is the stationery I used to write the letter on for my girls… enjoy!

Butterfly Stationery A4

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BUTTERFLY ENVELOPE (A4) ~ FREE PRINTABLE

Butterfly Stationery Set-Envelope

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BUTTERFLY ENVELOPE LINER (A4) ~ FREE PRINTABLE

2 designs; blue or white

Butterfly Stationery Set-Env Liner

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Butterfly Stationery Set-Env Liner2
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BUTTERFLY (CATERPILLAR) BOOKMARKS (4×6) ~ FREE PRINTABLE

Print on 4×6 photo paper and laminate for best results ~ these skinny bookmarks complete with fun sunnies and snazzy bow ties! And yes, there’s always one… which has to be different! :)

Butterfly Bookmark Skinnies 4x6

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BUTTERFLY CRAFT (A4) ~ FREE PRINTABLE

You never know where the next whisper of inspiration will come from. I was fascinated when I first saw this craft idea on the Compassion sponsor forum. It is a great example of how we all learn and grow from each other. Someone comes up with an idea. Someone else takes it and runs with it. I’m usually the one running!  :) If you recognise this as your idea, please leave a comment so I can give you credit. It was part of a lapbook and the caterpillar was hanging out of one of the pockets. I just had to try it out. Isn’t it neat? A caterpillar turns into a butterfly! Just fold along the black line. And no chemical soup!

Caterpillar folds out into Butterfly Craft A4

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HOW TO:  After you have printed out your butterflies; cut them out; then fold each butterfly in half lengthways along the black line in the centre (so as not to fold any part of the wings); and draw your caterpillar on the back as per the diagram. For my younger girls, I cut and folded one to show them what to do, and included a colourful pocket for their caterpillar to sit in. I cut 2 ‘jeans’ style pockets out of pretty scrapbook paper ~ you know, as a square with a jeans shaped slight ‘V’ along one edge ~ and glued them together around the bottom and side edges. Any craft paper or gift wrapping paper is great for this or you could even have your caterpillar sitting in a jazzed up envelope. Little ones love things peeking out of pockets!

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BUTTERFLY / CATERPILLAR DOOR HANGER (A4) ~ FREE PRINTABLE

Butterfly Door Hanger A4

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BUTTERFLY ~ ALSO IN FRENCH

The butterfly article for kids and all free printable gift items are now available in French.*

FRENCH Butterfly Verse Card 4x6

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RELATED LINKS

Butterfly ~ colouring pages, puzzles, crafts, posters, stationery, creative ideas for kids plus photos taken under the microscope (x5000) and more…

PGFE 1John3 Poster A4 - sample   John 3:15 FREE Scripture Doodle colouring page for kids with butterflies

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  15. Love that butterfly/caterpillar door hanger but seems like the download link is missing. By the way, you did such an awesome job. I love stationery. Can I grab some of these? They’re just lovely! <3

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