Band-aid Butterflies

Bandaid Butterfly Craft

My son is a wee bit obsessed with emergencies right now, he plays paramedic or firefighter multiple times a day. Every car ride is a ride in a firetruck … well you get the picture. So I decided to use his enthusiasm for first aid at craft time! This is such an easy craft and  I think they turned out perfectly ! I love the variation in textures with the smooth band aids and the soft fluffy gauze.

  1. Gather your materials. You will need some band aids, gauze pads, markers and a piece of construction paper ( or recycled cardboard ! ). Bandaid Butterfly Craft
  2. Start by decorating your butterfly wings ( the gauze) with a marker. We found that dotting the marker works best so the gauze didn’t get all stretched out. Bandaid Butterfly Craft
  3. Open your band aids – this took a while but my son was very proud he did it independently. Bandaid Butterfly Craft
  4. Next pinch the gauze, my son couldn’t do this step.Bandaid Butterfly Craft
  5. Pop the band aids on. We did this step together . Bandaid Butterfly Craft
  6. Add antennae with markers! I was so excited that he did this step, until now he would have had me do it insisting he couldn’t, both of us were proud that he did it with no help.  Bandaid Butterfly CraftBandaid Butterfly Craft

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  1. Brandie says

    These are so cute! Thanks so much for all your great ideas! I was just looking for something to do on a rainy morning here and looks like I found our craft! :)

  2. Fiona says

    My girls love to do crafts and so I’m always looking for something new! I’m going to try using the bandaid to attach the butterfly to a craft stick so that we can fly it around! Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. says

    I linked to this on my Special Needs blog’s Facebook fanpage – this craft could really help kids who are in the hospital or are facing a hospitalization.

    Hospitals are full of new and strange smells and textures. It’s recommended to use play to reduce children’s fear of the unknown. Every little bit helps. Perfect!

  4. Brenda says

    Great for my seniors with dementia group. I will use tulle in different colors instead of guaze. These project will be a greeting card with stamped message. THANKS for a cute idea for my seniors!!

  5. says

    I love seeing creative projects like this! What a fun idea–thanks for sharing it. I think my daughter would really love this. We have a lot of extra band-aids since she is convinced that they will hurt her if we dare put one on her skin. Maybe this will help her get over her band-aid phobia!
    .-= vanessa @ silly eagle books´s last blog ..make your own bookplates =-.


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