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Butterfly Cookie

Butterfly Cookie

Add this delicious Butterfly Cookie activity to your next science lesson and your kids will be sure to remember all of the stages in the Life Cycle of a Butterfly!

The focus when creating this butterfly themed cookie craft is on fine motor skills, writing and executive functioning skills such as attention, sequencing and following directions.

Over the past few weeks, our kids at our clinic, Stepping Stones Therapy Network, have made over 200 butterfly cookies!

Even kids who are reluctant to write have been more than eager to write out this Butterfly Cookie recipe.

Check out the video tutorial below for step by step instructions to make the entire life cycle on a paper plate.

For a simpler cookie craft, just make the butterfly by itself.

Want to eat healthy first?

Well, you’re in luck!  Learn how to build Butterfly Sandwiches with the season’s most colorful veggies.

Scroll down to the end of the post for a peek at another veggie snack idea.


Here’s what you’ll need

  • Large paper plate
  • Frosting
  • Graham crackers
  • Mini pretzels
  • Gummy worms (sour or regular)
  • Red licorice that can be pulled apart
  • Mini M&Ms
  • Fruit by the Foot
  • Chowmein noodles or pretzel sticks
  • Vanilla yogurt covered raisins

Make it!

Other modifications

  • Consider subbing ingredients to make it dairy and gluten free.
  • Use fruit instead of candy
For a veggie version, check out Butterfly Sandwiches for a healthy option!


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