Butterfly Dot Art Printable

Summertime is the perfect time to enjoy some fun and easy art projects with your kids! This butterfly dot art printable is a great way for preschoolers to work on their fine motor skills while creating something beautiful.

Plus, they’ll love seeing the butterflies come to life as they add color with qtips. Add this activity to your spring and summer butterfly activities for preschoolers.

This art project is perfect for preschool and kindergarten students. It can be used in your daycare, homeschool, summer camps, and children’s storytime plans.

Butterfly Dot Art

This summer art project is perfect for rainy days and long, hot summer afternoons. And, because it’s easy to prepare, your kids can get started on this activity in no time.

What You’ll Need

• butterfly dot art printable (scroll to the bottom of this post to download it)

• paint

• q-tips

What You’ll Do

To begin, print out the butterfly dot art printable. Next, gather up some qtips and your choice of paint. Once you have everything you need, invite your child to sit down at the table with you and get started!

Pour paint in the paint palette. You can use as many or as few colors as you’d like. You can use a wide variety of colors or you can make a monochromatic butterfly with shades of the same color.

Dip one end of a qtip in the paint. Direct them to start adding color to the dots on the butterfly. As they fill in the dots, they can watch the butterfly begin to take shape.

With this fun and easy project, your child will be proud to display their very own work of art. So get creative and have fun! Qtip butterfly dot art is a perfect summertime activity for kids.

What other qtip projects have you tried with your kids? I’d love to hear about them in the comments!


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Butterfly Activities for Kids

If your kids enjoy this butterfly art project, be sure to check out the butterfly activities I’ve gathered for you. They’ll make a great addition to your spring and summer lessons.

Butterfly Dot Art

Butterfly Dot Art

Use a qtip to dot on the colors and watch a masterpiece take form.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Difficulty Easy


  • butterfly template
  • paint
  • qtips


  1. Download and print the butterfly template.
  2. Pour paint in the paint palette.
  3. Dip a qtip in the paint.
  4. Fill in the dots on the butterfly template.
  5. Let the art project dry before displaying.

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