The Very Hungry Caterpillar™ 1st Birthday Party

Butterfly Crown Template

Let each of your party guests become a beautiful butterfly with these easy-to-make paper crowns. Inspired by Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar, they're a sweet and original alternative to classic birthday hats.

Tools and Materials

  • Heavyweight white paper or cardstock
  • Colored cardstock
  • White glue
  • Craft scissors or a craft knife
  • Ruler
  • Double-sided tape

How to make The Piñata

  • Download and print our templates on white paper or cardstock (one copy per party guest).
  • Use scissors or craft knife to cut out the shapes.
  • Using your ruler as a guide, cut strips of colored cardstock approximately 1 3/4" wide and 19 1/2" long.
  • Fold the paper or fabric over the sides of the basket and into the center of the basket.
  • Glue a butterfly to the middle of each strip.
  • Allowing for an overlap of about 1 inch, put a piece of double-sided tape on one end of each strip so that they can be adjusted to fit the infants' heads.

Download Butterfly Crown Template