Thursday, February 24, 2011

Bubble Art Butterfly & Sun: Kids Crafts Project #39 of 300 Crafts for Kids

KIDS CRAFTS PROJECT #39: Bubble Art Butterfly & Sun
Crafts for all abilities!   
for Ages 3 Years and Up   
Making this Bubble Art is lots of fun!
Finished Butterfly & Sun Bubble Art!
Finished Butterfly
Supplies Needed:
Time Needed:  
  • 15-30 Minutes plus drying time
What To Do: 
  1. Pour about an inch of bubble solution into each of 2 bowls.

  2. Add a 5-6 drops of red food coloring to one bowl and stir with bubble gun.
  3. Place old towels over the work surface (or floor).
  4. Near one end of the towels place the Butterfly Template print out.

  5. Dip bubble gun into red solution and spray bubbles toward the butterfly printout.
  6. Continue until several bubbles have popped onto the paper. It will look like red or pink splatter!

  7. Now add a few drops of blue food coloring to the red bubble bowl.

  8. Stir with bubble gun.
  9. Dip bubble gun into solution and spray bubbles onto the butterfly template again. Now you will have overlapping colors!
    NOTE: If you are too close to the paper with the gun you will create "splats" of color as the bubble solution drips off the gun. No big deal. Looks good anyway :)
  10. Continue mixing more colors and spraying bubbles onto your butterfly until you are satisfied with how it looks.

  11. Set aside to completely dry - several hours to overnight.
  12. Add a few drops of yellow food coloring into the other bowl and stir with bubble gun. 
  13. Place sun printout on the towels and spray the bubbles onto the sun.
  14. Add other colors and continue spraying the sun until you are satisfied with the way it looks.
  15. Set aside to dry completely - several hours to overnight.
  16. Put your 2 sheets of construction paper (or other paper) down on the towel and spray with any colors that you like. These will be the back sides of the butterfly and the sun.

  17. When finished, set aside and lay flat until completely dried.
  18. When all 4 "paintings" are completely dried use double sided tape to tape the butterfly to 1 of the other paintings (just not the sun!). They should be taped back to back so that each side will show the front of the painting.
    Taped together and ready to cut!

  19. ADULT: Cut out the butterfly shape, keeping it in 1 piece.
    Side 1 of Butterfly
    Side 2 of Butterfly
  20. Use a hole puncher to make a hole through the butterfly.
    Hole is about 1 inch from top, in the middle

  21. Tie a small knot in about 1 foot of yarn and pull the rest through the hole. 
  22. Tape other end of yarn to the ceiling :)
  23. Use double sided tape to tape the sun to the one remaining painting. They should be taped back to back so that each side will show the front of the painting.
  24. ADULT: Cut out the sun shape.
    Side 1
    Side 2
  25. Use a hole puncher to make a hole through the sun, near the top portion.
    Hole shown
  26. Tie a small knot in about 1 foot of yarn and pull the rest through the hole.
  27. Tape other end to ceiling :)

  28. ENJOY! You're done!
  29. Don't Forget to Take a photo and share it with us! You are automatically entered into our WEEKLY GIVEAWAY on our Facebook Page when you post a photo of your finished project and "Like" Us ! Giveaway is randomly selected. 

Why We Love Crafts for Kids: 
Art develops creative thinking, provides means of communication and self expression, increases self understanding, strengthens self concepts and confidence, serves as an emotional release, provides decision-making opportunities, develops appreciation for the individuality of others, aids physical coordination, develops work habits and a sense of responsibility, heightens aesthetic awareness and sensitivity, and generates joy!

For Children with Special Needs: 
Assist your child as much as needed - but allow it to be his project.  Art projects are great for fine motor exercise, and using creativity.

If you child has a limited attention span, have all supplies ready before having him begin the project.

This opportunity for hands-on learning with no wrong choices is ideal to foster self esteem as well. Let him choose what colors of food coloring to use and how long to use the bubbles on the paper. As long as it isn't completely soggy, it'll be fine!

For Older Children: An older child can further enjoy this project by doing his own scissor work.

A fun BOOK to read in conjunction with this craft is "Good Night Sweet Butterflies" by Dawn Bentley. Children love the rhyming story and the pretty butterflies help teach them colors. Each page teaches a different color with bursts of each color and popped up butterflies that are fun to touch! Each butterfly disappears as the page is turned, but at the end all the butterflies get together! It's the perfect way to say good night, every night!

SING "Fuzzy Caterpillar" (sung to the tune of "Itsy Bitsy Spider")
The fuzzy caterpillar curled up on a leaf.
Spun her little chrysalis
And then fell fast asleep.
While she was sleeping, 
She dreamed that she could fly.
And later when she woke up, 
she was a butterfly!

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