Who else is ready for the spring? I know that we are. If you are looking for a touch of spring to brighten up your day, this fluttering butterfly craft might be just what you are looking for. Your kids will love designing and making their butterflies and them watching them flutter and fly.
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What you will need:
Acrylic or tempura paint
Markers, crayons, colored pencils or gel pens
Draw an outline about 1/3 of the size of the paper plate onto a piece of green construction paper to form a semi-circle.
Cut a jagged design along the straight edge of the semi-circle to make grass and then set it aside.
Paint a spring background onto the top of the paper plate and let the paint dry. We painted the sky first and then let it dry before adding the flowers. It only took about 15 minutes or so for our paint to dry, but this may vary depending on how much paint you use. You may use a hairdryer to dry your project quicker between layers.
Cut the butterflies out when you are done coloring.
Cut a pipe cleaner in half and curl the pipe cleaner around your finger to curl it. Tape one end to the back of your butterfly.
Tape the other end of the pipe cleaner near the bottom of your paper plate backdrop.
Glue the grass cutout to the bottom of the paper plate scene.
Jiggle your paper plate and watch your butterfly flutter and fly.