Make a Butterfly

22 07 2009



· Construction paper

· A pencil

· Scissors

· Newspaper

· Paint (as many colors as you like)


1) To make your paper butterfly, fold a piece of construction paper in half and draw one side of a butterfly. Look at the butterflies below for inspiration. Cut out your butterfly shape and unfold your paper. You now have a butterfly.

2) Lay newspaper or another piece of construction paper down to protect the surface you are working on. Squeeze your paint in the center of your paper butterfly. You can use as many colors as you like!

paint squeeze

3) Fold your butterfly in half and press down. The paint might spill out a bit, but that is OK. You are squishing your paint to spread it to your butterfly’s wings.

folded butterfly

4) Unfold your butterfly and look at your colorful creation!