Cupcake Liner Butterfly

This cupcake liner butterfly is a scissor skills craft to build fine motor skills and scissor skills. Use this cupcake liner craft in therapy with a butterfly theme or in Spring occupational therapy activities. Spring is here (whether the weather agrees or not!) and this butterfly craft is a fun way to celebrate!  With how easy this cupcake liner butterfly craft is, we’ll be sure to make a few batches of these all summer long.

Cupcake liner butterfly craft for kids

How to make a Cupcake Liner Butterfly

You’ll need a few materials for this craft: 

Butterfly craft made with cupcake liners!

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Related Read: Use this scented scissor skills activity to help kids learn graded scissor use in a fun way! 

Use cupcake liners to help with scissor skills with kids.

To make the butterfly craft, follow these directions:

  1. Cut the cupcake liners like the picture above.  Kids can work on their scissor skills by cutting a material like a cupcake liner.  It’s a lighter weight material than regular paper and a great way to address line accuracy and scissor control.
Make a cupcake liner butterfly to work on scissor skills with kids.

2. Cut butterfly bodies from the black cardstock.  

3. Trim the butterfly wings to curved “C” shapes.   

Cupcake liner butterfly craft for spring!

4. Build the butterflies!  We loved mixing up the colors for this bright and cheery Spring craft.  

Moving the pieces of the butterflies to build the insects is a challenge in visual motor skills.

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Try these cupcake liner crafts to help kids develop precision and coordination in scissor skills using cupcake liners.  


Spring Fine Motor Kit

Score Fine Motor Tools and resources and help kids build the skills they need to thrive!

Developing hand strength, dexterity, dexterity, precision skills, and eye-hand coordination skills that kids need for holding and writing with a pencil, coloring, and manipulating small objects in every day task doesn’t need to be difficult. The Spring Fine Motor Kit includes 100 pages of fine motor activities, worksheets, crafts, and more:

Spring fine motor kit set of printable fine motor skills worksheets for kids.
  • Lacing cards
  • Sensory bin cards
  • Hole punch activities
  • Pencil control worksheets
  • Play dough mats
  • Write the Room cards
  • Modified paper
  • Sticker activities

Click here to add this resource set to your therapy toolbox.

Spring Fine Motor Kit
Spring Fine Motor Kit: TONS of resources and tools to build stronger hands.

Grab your copy of the Spring Fine Motor Kit and build coordination, strength, and endurance in fun and creative activities. Click here to add this resource set to your therapy toolbox.

Colleen Beck, OTR/L has been an occupational therapist since 2000, working in school-based, hand therapy, outpatient peds, EI, and SNF. Colleen created The OT Toolbox to inspire therapists, teachers, and parents with easy and fun tools to help children thrive. Read her story about going from an OT making $3/hour (after paying for kids’ childcare) to a full-time OT resource creator for millions of readers. Want to collaborate? Send an email to

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