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Erica Galindo
Celebrating Food, Faith and Family
Last edited on: April 17, 2016.

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


  1. Coffee Filters
  2. Watercolor Paints + Water
  3. Scissors
  4. Paint Tray (I used a cookie sheet)
  5. Wax Paper
  6. Popsicle sticks


  1. Tear a sheet of wax paper and place it on your painting tray, to prevent the filter from sticking to the tray
  2. 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.
  3. Allow the filter(s) to dry
  4. Easter Craft Project Cutting Rainbow Paper Wings
  5. 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)
  6. Unfold the filter and glue the popsicle stick into the middle
  7. 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!

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