A few weeks ago we were reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar and made a caterpillar from bottle tops. He’s been sitting in a jar ever since and my 4 year old keeps looking at the jar and telling me how disappointed he is that the caterpillar hasn’t changed into a butterfly.
I thought we would make a colourful butterfly and hopefully make my son happy.
You will need:
double sided sticky tape
paint and paint brush
tray or large lid
I covered the cardboard tube with a layer of bubble wrap which was held in place with double sided sticky tape.
My son chose a couple of tubes of paint which he squirted in lines on the inside of a lid (this was to contain the paint more than anything).
Then he carefully rolled our bubble wrap tube in the paint and rolled it onto the paper. He did this a couple of times.
When the paint had dried I drew a butterfly shape on the paper and cut it out , then we taped pipecleaners on for feelers. Thankfully my son loves the new butterfly and his very colourful wings.
I think he may have enjoyed printing with bubble wrap too so look out for lots more paintings!
I’m so happy I’ve been shortlisted for a BiB in the Crafts category again and would really appreciate your vote here!