Spread Your DIY Wings

Whether you’ve been making your kids their Halloween costumes for years or you’re doing it for the first time, we’re here to help you spread your DIY wings and craft something amazing that your kids will love. This dragonfly costume and butterfly costume are beautiful, unique, and so much fun — just like your kiddos! Simply download our template below and follow our step-by-step tutorial to instantly transform your little one into their favorite fluttering creature.

Overall, it took our designer about three hours to make both the dragonfly costume and butterfly costume. Cutting out the foam core with a detail knife takes some time, but it’s worth it! Especially when you see your kids’ eyes light up over their Halloween costume.

If you end up crafting one or both of these costumes, we would love to see how they turn out! You can email pictures to hello@liagriffith.com or post them on Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #MadeWithLia. If you have any questions about this craft project, be sure to let us know in the comments!


How to Make a Dragonfly & Butterfly Costume

  1. Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the PDF template below.
  2. Cut out the template using your scissors. Then, tape the template together.
  3. Trace around the wing template onto a piece of foam core; then cut out using a detail knife.
  4. Paint around the edge of the foam core using your acrylic paint and paintbrush.

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Want more ideas? You can find all of our Halloween costumes and Halloween craft projects here.

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