Kids love to paint, especially when there are no rules. This art project, inspired by Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar, is perfect for little ones to be creative and make something beautiful in the process.
- washable paint in assorted colors
- paint/marker paper or drawing paper (at least 2 or 3 sheets per person)
- various textures and painting utensils (we used paintbrushes in a variety of sizes, feathers, foam brush, sponges and toothbrushes)
- glue or glue stick
- construction paper
- crayons, markers or colored pencils
Choose a painting utensil (or several) and a variety of paint colors and let your imagination run wild. Yes, it is really that simple. The more carefree and colorful, the better. You can mix colors, splatter, swirl, sponge...the possibilities are endless.
Once your done, allow the paper to dry and repeat at least 1-2 more sheets. When all sheets have dried, cut out shapes for wings, the butterfly body and any accents you want to add.
Arrange and glue the pieces on a piece of construction paper. You can also add a face, antennae, and legs to complete your butterfly, if you wish.
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