BUTTERFLY CLIP ART | 170 Best Free Clip Art & Drawings of Butterflies
This is the best butterfly clip art collection on the Web – more than 170 free, large drawings of butterflies and clip art to choose from, including cartoon butterflies and fractal art.
All of the butterfly clip art you need is on this page. There are butterflies in every color and drawings of butterflies in every style. Just right click on the illustration you need and save it to a document or picture file on your computer. The picture will save without the caption underneath.
You will find free clip art of butterflies in each of the sections below, arranged by artistic style. Jump to the section you need or just scroll down the page to see all of the artwork.
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Artistic Clip Art
In this section, artists let their imaginations run wild.
Here you will find artistic clip art of butterflies in every color: pink, peach, purple, blue, green, orange, red, yellow and beige.
These are creative interpretations of the colorful, flying wonders and are sure to delight.
There are more than 80 graphics in this section. The section after this one has the realistic images.
This butterfly is great for making invitations to baby showers and to transfer to cloth for baby craft items.
Did you know that women choose purple more than any other color? It's true! It makes sense that they might prefer purple butterflies, too.
Purple is also a color which represents royalty and was worn by Roman emperors.
These butterflies are for all who adore the color purple.
Keep a magical purple butterfly on your desk or coffee table for inspiration.
This beautiful natural wonder is displayed as a work of art.
The mounted butterfly in flight is approved by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Commission.
If blue is your favorite color, you'll find lots of blue butterflies below – two for each day of the week!
You'll find blue shades in baby blue, topaz, royal, navy, electric, indigo and turquoise,
These are great patterns to transfer to blue jeans as wearable art for yourself or as a great gift. Top it off with the same butterfly on a denim shirt and you've got a great outfit. Easy instructions for transferring these images to fabric are in the videos at the bottom of this page.
Wear your love of butterflies with this gorgeous necklace from the Amazon Curated Collection.
Green is for nature and the environmental movement. Put them together and the perfect symbol is a green butterfly.
Butterflies in Orange, Gold and Yellow
In real life, you'll see more butterflies in these colors than any others. The clip art below is as colorful as the flowers and tree blossoms which butterflies pollinate.
This butterfly almost looks like a flying stained glass window.
This real orange and yellow butterfly is preserved in clear acrylic.
It can be used as a paper weight or a whimsical display on your bookshelf.
It comes in a lined gift box and is a perfect item for graduations, birthdays and to accompany a get-well wish.
It is a thoughtful gift for friends, too. Who wouldn't like to receive a sunny, yellow butterfly?
White and Black Butterflies
White is for purity and spirituality. Black is for sophistication.
A true work of art! See more real butterflies on Amazon.
Realistic Butterfly Clip Art
A real butterfly is a natural work of art.
In this collection the artists create realistic butterflies. These are perfect illustrations for school assignments and teacher resources. They are also striking graphics to use for craft items. To see what the real butterflies look like, check out these butterfly pictures.
Since all butterflies start out as caterpillars, there are two caterpillar graphics first in this section.
The illustration above shows the life cycle of a butterfly. First, he hatches from a tiny egg as a very hungry caterpillar munching leaves.
Then, he goes into the chrysalis stage inside a cocoon, which looks like a little house hanging from the branch. There he magically transforms into a big, beautiful butterfly.
This is a great gift for children!
Raising butterflies is a fun activity for families and school classes. It's so easy with this butterfly kit. This big butterfly house is shipped with live caterpillars and all the food they need to develop into butterflies right before your eyes.
When the butterflies are grown, release them into your garden or park and they will live in the wild.
The kit is reusable, too, so you can order more caterpillars whenever you want.
This clip art section has a cartoon caterpillar and lots of cartoon butterflies. These are anthropomorphic graphics, which means that they give human characteristics to the butterfly pictures.
That word anthropomorphic is pretty funny, too.
You'll also find some cartoons about catching butterflies.
On a real butterfly, his tongue is called a proboscis. He uses it like a straw to suck nectar from flowers and tree blossoms.
The butterfly above looks like an alien with bowlegs!
Catching Butterflies Cartoons
Have you ever tried to catch a butterfly? Sometimes when you try to catch one, it's hard to do. Other times, when you're not trying to catch them, they'll come right to you!
Fantasy and Fractal Butterflies
Butterflies symbolize many things. They can represent freedom, as in the classic movie and play, Butterflies Are Free. They can also represent the soul, based upon the original usage in the Greek language and the mythological character Psyche.
To many people, butterflies represent renewal – not only because so many of them are seen in the springtime, but because of their life cycle in which they are completely reinvented from lowly caterpillars.
You'll find these symbols in the artists' interpretations below which include fantasy and fractal butterflies.
How to Make Your Own Fractal Art Butterflies
You can make your own fractal digital art butterflies by following the easy instructions in the video below. Have fun!
This collection of photos of real butterflies has over 100 pictures of butterflies in their natural setting.
More Clip Art Collections
Do you need some flowers to go with the butterflies? Here is a collection of over 150 clip art drawings of flowers.
This is the best collection of tree clip art on the Web. If you love trees, you'll love this clip art!
This is the best heart clip art collection on the Web, with over 200 pictures of hearts to choose from:
Find Valentine's Day clip art and cards in this fabulous collection of over 200 images:
This collection of clip art is just for spring. You'll find more butterflies and flowers here too among the 125 clip art graphics:
All the clip art you need for the St. Patrick's Day holiday is in this collection of great clip art. Find shamrocks, leprechauns, and all things Irish:
More Picture Collections
There are more than 200 pictures of the spring season in this collection of professional photos, paintings and graphics:
This is a fabulous collection of more than 100 photographs of roses in every color:
How to Transfer Art to Fabric and T Shirts
You can easily transfer this clip art to cloth by following the simple instructions in the videos below.
Use these pictures on T shirts, tote bags, laptop computer cases and anything else you can think of to make great gifts. (Make some for yourself, too!)