• Colored construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • String or yarn
  • A stick or branch


  1. Begin by cutting out flower and butterfly shapes from construction paper. You can use a template or draw freehand. Make sure to cut out enough shapes for each child to have several.
  2. Provide the children with the cut-out shapes and have them color and decorate them with markers or crayons. Encourage creativity!
  3. Once the shapes are decorated, help the children glue two matching shapes together with a piece of string sandwiched between them. This will allow the shapes to hang from the mobile.
  4. Tie the other end of the string to the stick or branch. The children can add as many shapes as they’d like, spaced out along the stick.
  5. Once all the shapes are attached, tie a longer piece of string to each end of the stick to create a hanger.
  6. Find a good spot to hang the mobile, such as in a classroom window or on a tree branch outside.
  7. Optional: Encourage the children to look up information about butterflies and flowers and include fun facts on each shape, such as the name of the flower or the type of butterfly.

This project encourages creativity, fine motor skills, and learning about nature. Plus, the finished mobile is a beautiful addition to any Spring-themed classroom or outdoor space.