I began a butterfly garden about three years ago and those little delicate insects that God created are such a joy to watch and photograph. I’ve included some pictures from my garden for you all to see their beauty up-close.
The twins really enjoyed learning how to “sponge” paint. Maybe we could say they learned how to “dab” paint since I did not have an official sponge. Either way, they were grinning ear to ear while they were dabbing the brush into the paint and then dabbing the paint on their butterflies.
With this project Emma and Noah learned…
- how to “dab” instead of painting
- what a butterfly is
- what a circle is (from the round sponge brush, it created a circle)
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Here is our butterfly pattern you are welcome to use.
This craft was simple to make. I had them first paint their wooden popsicle stick, then I showed them how to dab the end of their paintbrush onto the paint on the paper plate, and then onto the pre-cut butterfly. I used white card stock and pre-cut a butterfly shape for them.
Putting the butterfly together was easy. After all the paint dried, we glued the popsicle stick and placed it down the center of the butterfly.
Last, we glued the antenna on the back of the butterfly and added a piece of white paper to cover the antenna to help hold it on.
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You can turn your ladybug into a woodland insect mobile project too!
I hope I inspired you all to make these pretty butterfly crafts with your kids or your grandkids! I love how my little grandkids butterfly crafts turned out, and they loved learning to sponge paint. I especially love how we turned it into a woodland insect mobile for their woodland nursery!