These jelly bean butterflies are the perfect craft for young kids. Easy to make and delicious!
Hello! I’m Amy from amylanham.com and I’m always looking for fun and easy crafts to do with my kids. My daughter has a dairy allergy and so it’s been hard to find treats that we can make together. I’m always looking for ways to make food fun!
I also love a really easy recipe, or something fun that requires no cooking. These jelly bean butterflies hit all of those things. No cooking, so easy to make, and are dairy free!
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These are perfect for snack time or for giving out as little party favors. They’re easy to make and your kids are going to want to make a lot of them. Also, keep extra jelly beans on hand for eating as you make these.
How To Make Jelly Bean Butterflies
This craft could not be easier. You probably have most of the supplies on hand already!
What You Need:
Here’s what you’ll need from the store. The exact amounts are in the printable craft card at the bottom of this post.
Craft Tools Needed:
- Glue (optional)
Tips for Making Jelly Bean Butterflies
Does it matter if we decorate the clothes pins before or after?
It doesn’t really matter. I recommend decorating before, especially if working with young kids.
Give them a few clothes pins and they can decorate them all at once. This will allow them more creativity and ensure they don’t get markers on the baggies.
Don’t Limit Yourself to Jelly Beans
Sure these are cute and super delicious with jelly beans. But don’t stop there!
Fill these with other snacks, popcorn, trail mix, nuts. The possibilities are endless.
These would be perfect for a lunch pail or snacks at school. They’d even be adorable for Valentine’s or birthday goodie bags.
How to Attach the Pipe Cleaner
The pipe cleaner can just be wrapped around the back of the clothes pin. A little bit of glue might be needed to make sure that it doesn’t slide around. But it was pretty sturdy just being wrapped around.
Don’t cut the pipe cleaner. I did this thinking it would be easier to work with two pieces. It’s not. Keep the pipe cleaner long, fold it in half and then wrap around the clothes pin from the middle of the pipe cleaner.
This will give you a sturdy way to attach the pipe cleaner and leave enough hanging off the top to roll down for the antenna.
Jelly Bean Butterflies
- Glue Optional
- 1 11 ounce Jelly Beans
- 4 pieces Pipe Cleaner
- 4 Clothes Pins
- Markers Various Colors
- 4 Plastic Baggies
- Let your children decorate the clothes pins with vibrant marker colors.
- Fill each baggie with jelly beans about half way full.
- Fold the top of the bag over to the back. Then push the jelly beans to either side of the bag, clearing the center of the bag.
- Attach the clothes pin to the center of the bag, scrunching the bag up to get it all into the clothes pin.
- Attach the pipe cleaner to the clothes pin and then roll the edges of each side of the pipe cleaner to create the antenna.
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