Butterfly prints

The first two things that come to mind when I hear the word spring are :- butterflies and flowers.

So it was only natural that we would include a butterfly in our Spring time crafts.

I showed bear how each side of the butterfly was the same ( symmetrical) even though he may be a bit too small to grasp what i was explaining.

To represent this I tore a butterfly shape from paper and on one half put dollops of paint.

Then I closed it in half and opened slowly to reveal the symmetrical printed butterfly.

To make your own butterfly print

You need:-


🦋Paint in a variety of bright colours


🦋Tear paper into a butterfly shape

🦋Place paint onto one side of the butterfly only

🦋Close the butterfly in half, squashing the paint

🦋Open the butterfly slowly to reveal the image


While your butterfly is still wet with paint you can use it to make butterfly prints on other pieces of paper by placing it down slowly and peeling it off again.

Happy spring time

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