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Life Cycle of a Butterfly Project: How to Make this 3D Diorama (Free)

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Make a super cool life cycle of a butterfly project that your kids can enjoy in a variety of ways!

This free printable set makes it easy to enjoy a creative diorama activity about the butterfly life cycle.

Learn more about this butterfly life cycle printable pack and get your free pack today!

A Brilliant Way to Learn About the Life Cycle of a Butterfly

Want an easy yet excellent way to extend the learning fun about the butterfly life cycle? I'm so glad you're here! I've got a fantastic free printable activity for making a diorama all about it!

Our homeschool is changing as my boys get older. So, I find myself looking for new ways to make learning fun. One of the ways that I get inspiration for our plans is to chat with them about what we've enjoyed in the past and some of our favorite activities.

As we got ready for all of our back to homeschool fun, the boys reminded me of all the incredible times that we've had learning about butterflies. We've adopted caterpillars and watched their magnificent transformation into butterflies. The boys and I have observed butterflies on our nature walks and used our identification cards along the way.

When I thought of ways to build on all that butterfly learning fun that we've had in the past, I thought this life cycle of a butterfly project would be a blast! It's a fun way to explore the different stages of a butterfly.

Woman holding free printable diorama featuring life cycle of a butterfly project.

Learn All About This Life Cycle Printable Pack

This FREE printable set of a life cycle of a butterfly project includes 3 pages (+ terms of use page) for a fun science activity.

One page is the background in color. If you need a fast activity that's print-and-go, I suggest going with this one!

The second page is the background in black-and-white that your kids are able to color and customize. For example, your little learners may want to feature different species of butterfly or create colorful wings or other parts.

The third page has the pieces of this life cycle in color and black-and-white.

Both styles include these life cycle stages:

  • Butterfly Eggs
  • Larva
  • Pupa
  • Adult stage
  • Butterfly
  • Tree branches
  • Labels
Mock-up of life cycle of a butterfly diorama kit and woman holding an example.

Creative Ideas on How to Make & Enjoy This Life Cycle Diorama

I think it's a great idea for you to print these pages on white cardstock. By doing this, you'll help your butterfly's life cycle diorama be more durable and easy to work with. Remember to print out extra copies, in case one of your kids would like to make an extra diorama or accidentally tears a tab.

Make this life cycle diorama as is. OR you find a box (like a small shoebox) about the size of the diorama and put it in there.

I recommend having these materials as you make your life cycle of a butterfly project:

  • scissors
  • glue or gluestick
  • tape (or double-sided tape)
  • coloring tools (if using the black-and-white version) like:
    • crayons
    • color pencils
    • fine-tip markers

In my experience, it's best to make the diorama ahead of time. It makes it easier for me to explain to my boys and break down the steps. Also, I prefer to have an example as I show the boys what I did.

Mock-up of free printable diorama kit of life cycle of a butterfly project.

Fun Resources for Learning About The Life Cycle of a Butterfly

Looking for some cool ways to boost the learning fun with this life cycle of the butterfly project? These books and videos are awesome additions!

Safari Ltd. Life Cycle of a Monarch Butterfly - Educational Toy Figurines - Miniature Butterfly Lifecycle Collection for Boys, Girls & Kids Age 4+Safari Ltd. Life Cycle of a Monarch Butterfly - Educational Toy Figurines - Miniature Butterfly Lifecycle Collection for Boys, Girls & Kids Age 4+Teaching Tree Educational Spinner - The Life Cycle of a ButterflyTeaching Tree Educational Spinner - The Life Cycle of a ButterflyA Butterfly's Life Cycle (Explore Life Cycles)A Butterfly's Life Cycle (Explore Life Cycles)The Life Cycles of Butterflies: From Egg to Maturity, a Visual Guide to 23 Common Garden ButterfliesThe Life Cycles of Butterflies: From Egg to Maturity, a Visual Guide to 23 Common Garden ButterfliesInsect Lore - Butterfly Growing Kit - Butterfly Habitat Kit with Voucher to Redeem 5 Caterpillars, STEM Journal, Butterfly Feeder & More – Life Science & STEM Education – Butterfly Science KitInsect Lore - Butterfly Growing Kit - Butterfly Habitat Kit with Voucher to Redeem 5 Caterpillars, STEM Journal, Butterfly Feeder & More – Life Science & STEM Education – Butterfly Science KitMonarch Butterfly (Life Cycles)Monarch Butterfly (Life Cycles)

 

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Get Your Free Printable Life Cycle of a Butterfly Diorama Set

YES! You're on your way to having so much fun with this diorama activity!

This FREE printable pack of a life cycle of a butterfly project includes 3 pages (+ terms of use page).

You can print as many copies of these activities as you need to enjoy with your homeschool, classroom, or co-op. If you have co-workers or friends who may like to use these free printables, please share this postThanks so much for your cooperation and sharing!

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Get your Free Printable Life Cycle of Butterfly Diorama Pack by tapping here or on the image below.

What are some other ways that you enjoying learning about the stages of a butterfly life cycle (and its amazing transformation)? Please share your ideas in the comments area at the bottom of the post.

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