Hello lovely SCH readers! As the Ides of March are blowing their way through, I hope you are getting as excited for Spring as I am!
As Easter is approaching, what better way to celebrate than to create a craft featuring nature’s most acute symbol of re-birth and resurrection: a Butterfly!! This craft would be a great segue into discussing the transformation from caterpillar to butterfly in reference the death, burial and resurrection of Christ, in a way that little ones can understand! I hope you enjoy making these Rainbow butterflies as we say goodbye to the last remnants of winter!
Rainbow Butterfly Project
- Coffee Filters
- Watercolor Paints + Water
- Paint Tray (I used a cookie sheet)
- Wax Paper
- Popsicle sticks
- Tear a sheet of wax paper and place it on your painting tray, to prevent the filter from sticking to the tray
- Paint the coffee filter using the watercolor paints in the colors of the rainbow, bulls-eye style. Note, the more water you use, the more the colors will bleed, creating a neat tie-dye pattern.
- Allow the filter(s) to dry
- Fold the filter in half, and cut half a butterfly pattern (you can draw this first, if you’re unsure of your freehand scissor skills or if younger children are cutting)
- Unfold the filter and glue the popsicle stick into the middle
- Let dry, and let your butterflies flutter around! These would be great to hang in a window, as the light will shine through.
Blessings, Happy Easter!