Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Textured Butterfly Craft for Kids: Project #91

Textured Butterfly Craft for Kids
Preschool Crafts for all abilities!   
for Ages 3 Years and Up    
 textured butterfly craft for kids

Supplies Needed
  • Colored Cotton Balls
  • Sequins
  • White Glue 
  • Sheet of Foam Paper (we used yellow)
  • Foam Paper or Construction Paper in Shape of Butterfly - butterfly template (print landscape)
  • 2 gems (optional)
  • Newspaper To Keep The Work Area Clean
Time Needed:  
  • 20 Minutes plus drying time
What To Do:
  1. Print and cut out butterfly template and glue to yellow foam sheet.

  2. Apply a liberal amount of glue where you'd like your sequins to go.

  3. Pour sequins over the glue. Pat down firmly with palm of hand. Wait 10 seconds. Lift foam sheet so that excess sequins fall away.
    HINT: Do this on newspaper or over a bin so you can easily put away and reuse the excess sequins.

  4. Apply glue along the center of the butterfly for the body and press yellow cotton onto it.

  5. Cover the rest of the butterfly with the colored cotton using glue.
    HINT: Use a mirror pattern

  6. Repeat for each color cotton you want to use.
  7. OPTIONAL: Glue on 2 gems for antennae.
  8. Let dry completely.
  9. ENJOY! You're done! Show it off by hanging your masterpiece on the wall, or stand it up on a shelf!
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 your 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.

Substitute any listed supplies for supplies that your child enjoys working with.

For Older Children
An older child will also enjoy this project.

Featured Toy
Butterfly Paint by Numbers by Melissa & Doug
*On Sale $3.99

Everyone loves rainbows and butterflies and your little designer will have fun matching the numbers and painting an adorable multi-colored butterfly! Just follow the easy directions and display the finished project, in the display stand, with pride.

*price is subject to change

Featured Book
"Butterfly Butterfly A Book of Colors" by Petr Horáček. Little ones will hover over this colorful look at insect critters as they peek through die-cuts and enjoy a final pop-up surprise. Lucy sees a beautiful butterfly in the garden, along with a bright green beetle, a brilliant blue dragonfly, some red ladybugs, and many more flying and crawling things. But when will the radiant butterfly appear again? Petr Horácek uses his trademark saturated hues and simple shapes to create an enticing view of the world of colors — and a peekaboo look at the slow-paced life abuzz in the backyard garden.

Related Links
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PLEASE POST IN COMMENTS your opinion of this preschool kids craft and tell us if you enjoyed it and any other ideas that may be similar or could improve it! 

1 comment:

Kimbuckjr said...

Hello, again! Happy Saturday!
My daughter's 1st grade class made these butterflies right after they completed their butterfly projects. The teacher did an awesome job with each student. She even hung each little butterfly up in the classroom for Open House night. It was so beautiful!
Oh, by the way....MommyBKnowsBest! I love her blog!

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