Are you looking for an easy springtime craft idea that you can make with kids of multiple ages? This watercolor butterflies craft for kids is the perfect solution! They take very little prep work, which I love. If you’re homeschooling, or just trying to occupy your kids, then definitely give this easy DIY a try.
Watercolor Butterflies Craft For Kids
Some days the simplest crafts, with the easiest supplies lead to the most fun, and most creative products. Its not always easy to find a craft that all ages will enjoy together so take a break from the books and work and create some beautiful pieces. Hang them up to add some spring color to your homes.
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How to make this watercolor butterflies craft for kids
First, have each child paint their clothespins. Since they’re made of wood, I find acrylic paint works the best. These will become the body of your watercolor butterfly. Let it dry.
While your paint dries, color the coffee filter with the markers. Try to fill in lots of color but don’t worry about the little ones who leave a bit of space because the water will also transfer the ink.
Once the coloring is done take the spray bottle and spray the filter with water. Watch as the colors start to flow. This is a great opportunity to talk about color mixing , or incorporate some science chats about the process.
Now is time to let them dry.
Once your coffee filters have dried you can gather the side to the center and clip on the clothespin. Then fan out your filter to make your beautiful butterfly.
Hope you enjoy this watercolor butterflies craft for kids
Your super easy watercolor butterflies craft for kids is now ready to display. Hang them with string to create a mobile from the ceiling, or put them in your window to cheer up anyone walking past. Get creative and have fun!