Toddler Art Butterfly

Toddler Art Butterfly

Posted 2013-03-05 by Oxford Explorerfollow


Toddlers love to paint and you can quickly accumulate a stack of their works of art and not know what to do with them all. You'd be surprised how many ideas there are beyond just sticking them on the fridge.

Onion print and string painting artwork my toddler did at nursery


Something that's lovely to make is a butterfly. An older sibling could help make it as great activity for children of different ages to do together. Alternatively you could also use bright wrapping paper or even sheets from a colourful magazine.

Time: 15 minutes (just to make the butterfly, painting time extra)
Age: Any Age
Level: Medium

Materials
  • Sheet of A4 paper with a colourful design
  • Scissors
  • Long pipe cleaner


  • Method
  • Fold the A4 sized paper accordion style, starting with the narrow end.

  • Fold like an accordion or concertina


  • Once it's fully folded, cut two triangles into the centre but make sure they don't reach each other or you will cut the butterfly in half.

  • Cut the triangles into the centre to make a narrow section


  • Fold a pipe cleaner in half.



  • Slip the folded paper between the pipe cleaner.



  • Twist the pipe cleaner just below and above the centre where the cut out triangles make a narrow point.



  • Unfurl the wings on each side.
  • Bend the ends of the pipe cleaner almost into a circle to make the antennae.





  • You could make lots of these in different sizes and colours and decorate a bedroom.

    Categories
    #medium
    #any_age
    #butterfly
    #modelling
    #craft
    #pipe_cleaner
    #papercraft

    %mykidcraft
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    5_to_10s
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    Over_10s
    Cheap
    Medium
    Recycled
    Paint
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