Painted Butterfly

Spring is here, but in Ohio, we have not had tons of warm days yet. We decided to bring spring inside with this butterfly art.

Materials Needed

  • Construction Paper (One piece for the butterfly and one for the “body” and “antennas”. You can pick any colors you’d like.)
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Paint
  • Paint Brush (Optional)

The prep work on this little project will only take a few minutes. Cut out a butterfly like shape (ours missed the mark a bit, but it was the best freehand we could manage) out of one piece of construction paper. Next, cut a long shape for the body and two little antennas from the other. If you have a preschool or elementary school aged child, they can do the cutting to work on fine motor skills!

Next, put some paint on the butterfly shape and let your little one move it around with either their hands or a paint brush. We used a paint brush.

Encourage your little one to paint as much as the butterfly as they can. After it dries, help them glue on the remaining parts.

The end result will be a unique little butterfly that is sure to make it feel like spring inside, even if it is still cold where you are. We joke that our little one’s finished product looks a bit like a moth than a butterfly, but we treasure anything that our little one puts her heart into making!


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