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DIY Arts and Crafts Butterflies

Use common kitchen supplies to create a colorful critter.

Learning Benefits

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Fine Motor Skills

What you need:

  • Coffee filters 
  • Food coloring 
  • Eyedroppers 
  • Water 
  • Small cups or bowls
  • Glue
  • Pipe cleaners 

 What to do:

  1. Prepare by putting water into small cups or bowls and adding a few drops of food coloring.
  2. Invite your child to use the eyedroppers to drop the food coloring onto a coffee filter. Let him experiment to see how the colors expand and overlap after they fall onto the filter.
  3. Pinch a colored filter around the middle and wrap with a pipe cleaner. Or, for a bigger butterfly, use two colored, pinched filters, side by side and glued together or gathered with a pipe cleaner.
  4. Let dry. Once they're finished, your butterflies can hang in a window or sit on a shelf as a cheery reminder of spring.

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