Kids will love making and giving these adorable butterfly Valentine cards!  Smarties candy makes the perfect butterfly body, and we used scrapbook paper in fun Valentines prints.  They turned out SO CUTE!

Adorable Butterfly Valentines to Make

We were inspired by some butterfly Valentines that I saw on Pinterest.  Gresham suggested that we change up the wings, and I loved his idea!

To make them you will need:

  • White card stock
  • Valentines print scrapbook paper – we found ours at Hobby Lobby
  • Smarties – we found bags of just Smarties at Walmart
  • Small buttons
  • Googly eyes
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Scissors
  • Elmer’s glue
  • Hot glue

Step 1:  Create your pattern.

Here’s the pattern we created.  I cut out a small heart and a slightly larger heart from card stock.  Then I traced them on another piece of cardstock.  I folded that piece of card stock in half and cut out the wing shape.

Each butterfly has one white wing piece cut from card stock, and then two large hearts and two small hearts cut from Valentines print scrapbook paper.

Adorable Butterfly Valentines to Make

Step 2:  Glue the hearts to the card stock with white school glue.  Then cut antennas from pipe cleaners.

Adorable Butterfly Valentines to Make

Step 3:  Glue the googly eyes to the button.  Glue the pipe cleaner antennas to the other side of the button.  Attach the Smarties with hot glue, and then glue the face to the top of the Smarties package.

Adorable Butterfly Valentines to Make

Then make more in different colors!

Adorable Butterfly Valentines to Make

Kids can write the recipient’s name on the back of the card.

Adorable Butterfly Valentines to Make

So adorable!

Adorable Butterfly Valentines to Make

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  1. Barb MacEwan Feb 8, 2017

    Hi Sarah
    Love this activity - will probably make them for family members
    In Canada, we call the candies "Rockets"
    Smarties are candy coated chocolate pieces
    Thank you for all your wonderful ideas - have passed them on to childcare centres throughout our city

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    1. Sarah Feb 11, 2017

      That's so interesting! Candy coated chocolate pieces would be M&M's here. Smarties have a mild fruity flavor. Thanks for your comment!

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