Spring might be a few months away, but the beauty of a butterfly is always welcomed! It was such a beautiful day, so we went outside for a fun (and super easy) kid’s craft using three common items you may already have in your kitchen: Viva Vantage paper towels (I found mine at Walmart), water in a spray bottle and markers! I like to use the Viva Vantage paper towels because I can allow my children to choose the size of their butterfly with the Choose-A-Size rolls! My son likes to have a small paper towel wings while my daughter is a “bigger the better” kind of girl!
Give each child a paper towel and have them draw on them. They can draw a picture, dots, lines… this is definitely a time for them to get creative using the fine motor skills they were born with!
When your child is done, take the designed paper towel and the spray bottle and go outside for a little fun! (This step can be done in the bath tub, too!) Spray the designed paper towel with water, a few sprays at a time. As you do, you will see the marker design start to bleed, mixing with other colors. You can spray as much or as little as you like, to get the final effect you are hoping for. (Don’t over saturate your paper towel, though.)
Lay the Viva Vantage paper towel flat, then allow to dry for a few hours. In the Texas heat, our paper towel took less than 20 minutes to dry. Depending on weather conditions, you can always use a hair dryer to speed things up!
Gently fold your paper towel like an accordion, then wrap a pipe cleaner or bread tie around the middle and let your children have fun! These are cute hung from the ceiling or “flown” around the room!