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Do you and your kids love to surprise neighbors and friends with May Day flowers on May 1st? We do and if it’s not raining in Seattle this year, I want to drop a little butterfly on each doorstep to welcome spring in with a bang. Here’s an easy May Day craft to try with the kids. My Paper Butterfly Box requires only a few materials that you’ll have on hand and what’s more is that you can fill each little box with leftover Easter candy!
Here’s what you’ll need for your May Day Craft: Paper Butterfly Box
- 8.5″x11″ mid-weight paper stock. I had some green matte construction paper on hand. It’s lighter weight than card stock, but heavier than copy paper. You could easily use copy paper or standard construction paper would work great with these paper butterfly boxes too.
- Glue or glue stick
- Watercolors, markers or crayons
- Candies to fill
- Sunscreen for springtime sun!
Make your May Day Craft: Paper Butterfly Box
Step 1. Start by downloading my paper butterfly box template here.
Step 2. Fold your paper in half so the page is 5.5″ wide by 8.5″ high.
Step 3. Fold and trace the template onto your paper.
Step 4. Cut out your box.
Step 5. Fold tabs and tops to create creases AND cut a little slit at the top AND bottom of each side of the butterfly where it attaches to the box. See the finished product photo below to note slits. Please also note that to get a perfectly shaped box, you’ll want to fold the butterfly sides up to match the height of your top and bottom sides. It will make more sense when you do it.
Step 6. Decorate your paper butterfly box.
Step 7. Glue tabs and secure to the box.
Step 8. Let glue dry, fill with candies and deliver to delighted friends!