This is a great activity for a class as each student can create an element to go on the canvas or wall.


What you need:

  • One butterfly outline printed for each student
  • Micador Colourfun Markers
  • early stART Safety Scissors
  • Stylist Watercolour Paint Palette
  • Micador Clean Slate Canvas (20x16 inch)
  • Craft glue



Step 1: Add some colour

Print your outline and colour the butterfly with your markers. Try spots, stripes and patterns – the more contrast the better the effect!

Step 2: Cut and fold!

Cut out your butterfly then fold each butterfly in half to give a 3D effect!

Step 3: Add some background

Prepare your canvas or wall. We painted a tree trunk using our Stylist Watercolour Palette. You could also paint the background with a blue sky and some green grass.

Step 4: Bring your backdrop to life!

Stick your butterflies to your backdrop. If you have a large group, have some particpants create leaves, clouds and birds to add more to the scene!
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