Kids crafts and art projects are a great way to add hands-on learning to your lessons. Each time Elizabeth, Beck, and I get a fun craft idea in our hands we just love to see how it ends up. With spring coming, we thought it would be fun to try our hands, quite literally, at a fun Spring Butterfly Tree Kids Craft. This craft is perfect for any child or student and should add a fun hands-on craft project to your lessons about spring.
With spring comes the changing of the seasons. One of the best things to see around us is when the leaves come back to the trees. Once the leaves are back, the new birds and animals friends start coming around. So, what better way to start bring color back into our lessons then with this fun hands-on Spring Butterfly Tree Craft!
To make this fun hands-on craft you will need the following materials and supplies:
- Cardstock paper
- Bow-tie Pasta
- Brown paint
- Colorful paint for the butterflies
- Pipe cleaners
- Paint brushes
- Craft Glue
Start by painting some bow-tie pasta with the colorful paint. Set them aside and allow them to dry.
Next is one of the most fun parts. Grab your cardstock paper and get ready for the hands-on part of this exercise. Paint your child’s hand with brown paint and have them place it on the paper. Have them press down to make an imprint.
Use a paint brush to add texture to your tree while the paint is still wet. Also be sure to thicken up the base if need be to make the tree trunk.
At this point, my daughter Elizabeth thought it would be fun if her tree was a home for some animals like in the Disney princess movies, so we used a small cup to make a hole in the trunk that animals could use to live in. Be sure not to remove all the paint, just make a faint circle. Make sure to allow the paint to all dry.
Once it is all dry, carefully cut out the outline of your tree.
All that is left to do is to decorate your Spring Butterfly Tree Kids Craft with your colorful butterflies by creating pipe cleaner antennae then make them come to life by gluing them onto your tree!
How did your Spring Butterfly Tree Kids Craft come out?