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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)
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!
PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT BUTTERFLIESFill your book basket with a great collection of books about butterflies. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore. If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
Butterflies – Curious kids ages 3 to 7 will be excited to learn about the magical world of butterflies: their beauty, their importance to plant life, and their incredible metamorphosis and migration. Pinkalicious and the Little Butterfly – Pinkalicious is so excited when Miss Penny brings monarch caterpillars to class. She makes friends with one and watches as it turns into a pinkamazing butterfly! Butterfly Butterfly: A Book of Colors – Lucy sees a beautiful butterfly in the garden, along with a bright green beetle, a brilliant blue dragonfly, some red ladybugs, and many more flying and crawling things. But when will the radiant butterfly appear again?
RESOURCES I LOVEThis wooden butterfly puzzle brain game will promote hand-eye coordination, develop problem-solving skills and improve matching skills. In addition, it can stimulate a child’s imagination and creativity. This beautiful butterfly lacing toy is great for practicing the sewing motion. It’s made of solid cherry wood, and finished with my homemade organic beeswax polish. The “needle” is attached to the natural cotton “thread” to make it easy to poke through the holes.
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 Math Worksheets
- Butterfly Stick Puppet for Kids
- Butterfly Science Activities for Preschoolers
- Free Butterfly Life Cycle Worksheet
- Tissue Paper Butterfly
- butterfly template
- Download and print the butterfly template.
- Pour paint in the paint palette.
- Dip a qtip in the paint.
- Fill in the dots on the butterfly template.
- Let the art project dry before displaying.