From Caterpillar to Butterfly – Painting Butterflies

Check out this fun activity of painting butterflies and our trip to see real a Butterfly Place mentioned in the book.

Painting Butterflies

We read the book From Caterpillar to Butterfly. Then we took a trip to The Butterfly Place. We also read the book again when we got home and reviewed what we saw while we were visiting.

The Butterfly Place

The Butterfly Place is a great indoor area to look and see butterflies flying around! You can learn a lot in a small amount of time. If you have one in your area I encourage you to take a look at it.

The Butterfly Place
The Butterfly Place
The Butterfly Place
The Butterfly Place

Painting Butterflies

One thing we noticed while we visited was that the butterflies have the same pattern on both wings. We did this fun painting activity to recreate that effect at home.

Painting Butterflies

What you need: papers with a butterfly pattern on them folded in half, paints, water bowl, paint tray, paint brush.

Painting Butterflies

The girls painted one side of the butterfly.

Painting Butterflies

Then they closed the butterfly to apply the paint to the other side.

Painting Butterflies

We opened up the butterflies to see what we created.

Painting Butterflies

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Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs about fun art and craft activities and printables she makes. She includes the odd review of products every now and then. She also blogs about the places that she has taken the girls called trip reviews. She has a few free printable pack for kids ages 2 to 8 and always adding more. She loves to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls.
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15 Responses to From Caterpillar to Butterfly – Painting Butterflies

  1. I LOVE the butterfly paintings!! Looks like a lot of fun! We bought some caterpillars this spring!

  2. We’ve got our very own caterpillars who have just gone into cocoons so we have been doing a lot of butterfly painting/pictures waiting for them to emerge. These are lovely. Thanks for sharing x

  3. Roopa says:

    The butterflies look adorable!! Have featured it on my blog today, come grab a button:) http://www.puttiprapancha.com/2012/05/butterflies-kids-co-op.html

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  5. I’ve always wanted to go to the Butterfly Place – it looks lovely!

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