These butterfly wings are easy to make and are the most beautiful dress up for your kids to enjoy.

Butterfly wings

pinterest butterfly

What you’ll need:

  • Black felt 1m x 1m
  • White poster cardboard
  • Orange felt and white felt
  • Black elastic
  • Glue
  • Black thread and needle
  • Tape measure
  • Pins


  1. Measure the distance from the middle of your child’s back to their hand when their arm is outstretched.
  2. Draw half of a wing shape on the cardboard making it as wide as your measured length.
  3. Cut the shape out.
  4. Fold your black felt in half and place your wing template on the felt. The middle of the wing template should be on the folded edge of the felt. Pin cardboard in place.
  5. Cut out your wings and unpin your cardboard.
  6. Cut out orange and white shapes to decorate your wings and glue in place.
  7. Use your leftover black felt to cut out a body for your butterfly and stick in place.
  8. Sew your elastic in the middle at the top of the wings. Length should be long enough for child to wear on their shoulders, length will vary for each child.
  9. Sew two loops of elastic on the ends of the wings to attach to the child’s thumbs.
  10. The wings are ready to wear.

pinterest butterfly wings

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  • wow….this is so very pretty. Very impressive.


  • Beautiful! Perfect for dress ups and costume days at school


  • These are so sweet, easy to make too


  • I could actually make these. A great idea for dress ups. Much easier than fairy wings.


  • So pretty – I’ll be telling my daughter about this one.


  • Love it, they are so pretty.


  • These are beautiful. What a great craft idea.


  • WOW these are flutterfabulous. thanks so much for sharing.


  • These are just beautiful. Will have to give it a go next time dress-up’s come around.


  • Beautiful Jessica !


  • this would have been great for book week! what a cool design


  • Not sure about the kids (I have boys) but I might make a set for myself!!!!


  • I love these butterfly wings – just so beautiful!


  • I’d like to try to make a minature one of these and use a short tie to the middle and hang it as a decoration on some of my youngsters’ furniture. I have some butterfly fans. I don’t particularly like live ones inside. Once I succeed with one I will make a few of them.


  • So pretty. My children are currently running around with blankets tied to them for wings. I think i might need to give these ago!


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