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Finger Paint Butterfly Craft – rainbow colored

Create you own colorful paint butterfly craft with your toddler. All you need is some paint and paper.

This craft is easy enough a toddler can do it but can be fun for an older child too. With older children, you can talk about symmetry.

Pair with a book about butterflies for crafting and reading fun. This butterfly painting craft would be great for the letter B too. 

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How to Make a Rainbow Butterfly Craft


finger paint, pen, scissors, and card stock

step 1.

Fold white paper in half horizontally.

white folded paper

step 2.

Pour a little of each color on the paper in different spots on one half of the paper.

blobs of paint

step 3.

Finger paint – let them paint but no long enough to make mud.

finger paint butterfly craft

step 4.

Fold the paper together and press together. Then unfold. Let paint dry.

finger painting – painted butterfly craft

step 5.

Draw a butterfly shape using a pen and cut out.

Folded paper

Finished Butterfly

You can have the child add a black body. You can also talk about symmetry and a line of symmetry. A line of symmetry is  the imaginary line where you could fold the image and have both halves match exactly. A line of  symmetry is also know as reflection symmetry.

These washable paints worked great! My 2 yd old loves to paint. she gets it on her clothes and it washes right out. Comes in a rainbow assortment great for other rainbow and spring crafts.

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