Finger Paint Butterfly Craft – rainbow colored

Create you own colorful paint butterfly craft with your toddler. All you need is some paint and paper. Easy enough a toddler can do finger paint a butterfly but can be fun for an older child too.

My daughter loves to paint. I put a washable kid apron on her and she has lots of fun.

It is easy to fold the paper for this rainbow painted butterfly craft. The craft is easy and quick with beautiful results.

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How to Rainbow Finger Paint Butterfly Craft

Painted Butterfly supplies

finger painting supplies
finger paint, pen, scissors, and cardstock

step 1.

Fold white paper in half horizontally.

white folder paper - butterfly craft
white folded paper

step 2.

Pour a little of each color of the rainbow on the paper in different spots on one half of the paper.

finger paint blobs - butterfly craft
blobs of paint

step 3.

Finger paint. Let them paint but no long enough to make mud.

butterfly craft - finger painting
finger paint butterfly craft

step 4.

Fold the paper together and press together. Then unfold. Let paint dry

butterfly craft fingering painting
finger painting – painted butterfly craft

step 5.

Draw a butterfly shape using a pen and cut out.

butterfly craft folded paper step
Folded paper

Finished Rainbow Finger Paint Butterfly

You can have the child add a black body. You can also talk about symmetry and a line of symmetry. A line of symmetry is  the imaginary line where you could fold the image and have both halves match exactly. A line of  symmetry is also know as reflection symmetry.

These washable paints worked great! My 2 yd old loves to paint. She gets it on her clothes and it washes right out. Comes in a rainbow assortment great for other rainbow and spring crafts.

Looking to keep your baby or toddler clean check out this great bib – apron

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