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Bright Butterflies

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Bright Butterfly


This is an easy art project for all ages and produces beautiful end results. You can make lovely pictures or greetings cards using this approach. I have also bought plain sandwich bags and decorated with butterflies to make special party bags. I also like the idea of trying it with fabric paints on a T-Shirt, calico bag or tea towel.

Time: 5 minutes
Age: All ages
Level: Easy

Materials:
Paper
Paints in squeezy tubes



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Low cost materials


Method:
- Fold paper in half vertically and re-open



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Paper folded and ready for paint


- Squeeze paint from tube onto one vertical half of the paper. If you're making a butterfly, squeeze paint into a top wing and a bottom wing outline (e.g. like a letter "B" shape on the right hand side of the crease).



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Squeeze paint into a wing outline


- Decorate within the wing outline with some spots and squiggles of different colours



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Don't be afraid to get messy with your fingers


- Now fold the paper over and press down carefully



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Pressing carefully


- Open up to reveal your beautiful symmetrical butterfly

Why not try some other designs e.g. a flower or a heart? Post a picture of your own creation in the comments section here.



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A bright surprise inside this greetings card




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Butterfly party bag made with paper sandwich bag and some coloured cellophane inside then filled with party treats


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