Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Painted Accordion Butterflies

The series of butterfly crafts continues! I made these gorgeous painted butterflies with a couple of preschoolers last week and they had a lot of fun carefully painting all the accordion folds. Here's how we made them!


How to Make Painted Accordion Butterflies

How to Make Accordion Butterflies with preschoolers



Materials Needed:

  • White Paper (Should be thicker than computer paper)
  • Watercolors and brushes
  • Piper Cleaners
  • Scissors
  • Stapler

Directions:

1. Cut a sheet of paper in half.

How to Make Accordion Butterflies with preschoolers


2. Accordion fold one half-sheet lengthwise and the other half-sheet horizontally.  

How to Make Accordion Butterflies with preschoolers


3. Fold each accordion-folded sheet of paper and cut the edges like so:

How to Make Accordion Butterflies with preschoolers


4. Staple the two accordion-folded sheets together to create butterflies!

How to Make Accordion Butterflies with preschoolers


5. Grab your watercolors and paint away!

How to Make Accordion Butterflies with preschoolers


6. When your paint dries, wrap pipe cleaners around the center.

How to Make Accordion Butterflies with preschoolers


And you're all set! 


If you liked this painted butterfly craft, you may like these other crafts as well!


Have fun creating and connecting with your kids!

How to Make Accordion Butterflies with preschoolers


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