We've been learning about different kinds of butterflies, and enjoying our Blue Morpho Butterfly wings, so to go with our recent Butterfly work we wanted to create our own Monarch butterflies.
I printed out this great printable from Learn Create Love.
I love using trays to contain messes and always use them for activities and crafts. Easy to transport, easy to clean. This one is from Ikea.
We've done some Q-tip painting before in the past, I like bringing this out instead of big paint brushes because it brings more fine motor skills into the activity. The spaces in the Monarch butterfly printable was perfect for Q-tips.
All we needed was some orange paint.
I let Butterfly and her friends work away at it outside in the fresh air.
We had taken Butterfly to the Flight of the Butterflies 3D IMAX and she learned a lot about their migration, flight, and feeding patterns, seeing them in action.
When her painting was dry, she got her scissors and glue and a blue sky paper to finish her creation!
Here's our Butterfly Printable Pack: