I am always Mesmerized when a butterfly flies by. Painting them is fun too! If you’re looking for some butterfly stencil templates to use in your next art project, this blog post is for you!
Click the link below to download the free printable stencils of 21 different butterfly designs that can be used for all sorts of projects like scrapbooks, cards, or even home decor items. You’ll find a variety of different sizes and designs to create something new. Enjoy!
Why are printable templates cool?
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I have included 21 different butterfly stencil templates saved in PDF format in A4 size – so printing is easy!
Printable stencil templates are great tools for adults and children alike. They can be printed on any printer, cut out at will, or transferred onto watercolor paper to serve as an outline for a painting.
You don’t have to mess with your printer settings. Quickly set the size you need!
If you want to print out a butterfly stencil template on a larger A3 sheet then make sure to ‘set to size’ on your printer settings.
22 FREE Butterfly Stencil Templates!
Butterfly Stencil Template 1
Butterfly Stencil Template 2
Butterfly Stencil Template 3
Love Butterfly Stencil Template
Hope Butterfly Stencil Template
Joy Butterfly Stencil Template
Butterfly Silhouette Stencil Template
9 Silhouettes of Butterflies – Stencil Template
Butterfly in Flight Stencil Template
8 Butterflies in Flight Stencil Template
Blank Butterfly Stencil Template
6 Blank Butterfly Stencil Template
Flower Butterfly Stencil Template
Heart Butterfly Stencil Template
Large Butterfly Stencil Template
6 Butterflies Stencil Template
Simple Butterfly Outline Stencil Template
6 Simple Butterfly Outlines – Stencil Template
4 Simple Butterflies Stencil Template
Rainbow Butterfly Template
Download and print out your favorite butterfly template below!
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What can you do with your butterfly stencil template?
All of these butterfly stencil template printables can be used in your art journal, creative journal, junk journal, bullet journal (I love them all!).
Use them for painting, artwork, crafting, school projects, décor, posters, bulletin boards, invitations, wedding stationery), birthday cards… and really anything you can imagine!
Watercolor Brush Pens Butterflies!
Use watercolor brush pens to create a stenciled butterfly. I use Arteza Real Watercolor Brush Pens and they are seriously awesome!
This is a fun and easy brush pen project that is great for both children and adults!
Watercolor brush pens are awesome for creating a watercolor effect for art and craft projects.
To help you out, I have put together these printable templates so that all you have to do is transfer the shape onto your watercolor paper and get on with the painting.
If you would like to try this out, you should transfer the butterfly stencil template to watercolor paper. This is how…
How to Transfer the Butterfly Stencil Template to Watercolor Paper (Method One)
- Print out your butterfly stencil template on standard printer paper.
- Tape your printed template to a window with light behind it so that you can see the outline of the pineapple coming through.
- Using a soft lead pencil (2B, 4B, 6B, or 8B), trace over the printed outline of the sun template that you can see through the paper. Do this quite firmly so that you have left enough lead on the surface to be transferred easily onto the watercolor paper.
- Place your printed butterfly stencil template with the traced pencil outline face-down on your watercolor paper.
- Using your pencil once again, trace the printed butterfly outline so that the pencil line gets transferred to your watercolor paper.
- Voila! You have your transferred shape, and you don’t need to hand-draw it yourself!
- Now you can use your watercolor or watercolor brush pens and start your painting!
How to Transfer the Butterfly Stencil Template to Watercolor Paper (Method Two)
Here are some quick steps to get your butterfly stencil ready to use.
- Open your butterfly stencil template PDF and select print.
- Choose the size you want to print to.
- Print the stencil onto a mylar transparency sheet. (Alternatively, you can print the template onto a standard piece of paper and then trace it onto a piece of plastic mylar after)
- On a cutting mat, use a craft knife to carefully cut out the shapes of your butterfly stencil template.
- Your stencil is now ready to use.
Other Ways to Use your Butterfly Stencil Templates
Party and Celebration Decor!
Decorate your patio, lounge, kitchen, or any other room in your house or office with some beautiful butterfly printables!
Cut out the stencil and paint over it onto cardstock or watercolor paper, using watercolor, watercolor brush pens, or even spray paint.
Print out the butterfly stencil templates on bright-colored cardstock or paper, cut out the shapes, and create your own butterfly garland to decorate walls or doorways.
Use the butterfly stencil templates to create interesting shapes, backgrounds, patterns, or focus areas in your art journal.
Color your butterfly stencil template with markers or watercolor to create a colorful and joyful invitation for a butterfly-themed party (butterflies are a great addition to decor at baby showers and kitchen teas!)
If you like to color in, you can use the butterfly stencil templates as a fun way to add color and creativity to your doodling.
Stick them on walls or gift wrap for added decoration!
Use the butterfly template stencils on clothing or fabric.
You can go ahead and print these butterfly templates directly onto clothing or fabric – create your own floral shirt design!
If you have printed them onto the fabric then cut out the images and sew them onto t-shirts, hats, or bags for some cute themed accessories!
Or use fabric paint over the butterfly stencil to create your own homemade apron, table cloth, or bag!
Create your own floral stickers by printing the flower stencil template on sticker paper and cutting out the shapes.
You can then use these stickers for anything you like!
Use them as a fun way to label party favors, package up treats in gift bags or boxes, make place cards for your dinner table at any celebration… the possibilities are endless with these printable templates!
Print them on different paper.
Try printing them on texture paper or even tracing paper. You can really get some great effects!
I hope you enjoy these butterfly stencil templates and get creative! If you’re looking for more free printables, be sure to check out my blog. You’ll find even more designs there waiting for your creative touch! Thanks again for reading this post – happy art-making!
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