Butterfly Finger Paint + Printable - Fun with Mama

Butterfly Finger Paint + Printable

by Nadia Tayob on March 9, 2011

in A, Age 4-6, Ages 1-2, Ages 2-3, Ages 3 and up, Art & Painting, Crafts, D, Printables, Uncategorized

We read the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar today and then did this activity to tie in with the book.

I printed out some butterflies then I placed some finger paints on the table, painting sponges, and some scrunched up paper. (I found the idea for using scrunched up paper at Teach Preschool.)

Pictures of messy hands are always my favorites! I especially love the happy smiles and giggles behind the colorful hands.


When the paintings were dry I cut the butterflies out and hung them up in the house.

Would you like to do this activity? Click the image below of the butterfly’s to print or download the butterfly finger paint pages. This printable was made for A4 paper but if you have paper that is smaller then you can just scale down the percentage during printing.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Ticia March 9, 2011 at 4:40 pm

Those turned out so pretty. I love the colors of your watercolors, so bright.
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2 Deborah March 9, 2011 at 10:11 pm

Could your children be any more beautiful??? I love the scrunch painting and sponge painting and all the bright spring colors!
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3 Jackie March 10, 2011 at 2:11 am

These came out so pretty. I bet they would be gorgeous hung up in my daughter’s room. (we have bigger butterflies hanging up there already). Thanks for such a simple and great idea.
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4 Rachel March 19, 2011 at 8:10 am

Those are soo pretty! How perfect for spring! Thanks so much for sharing the templates, I’ll be linking.


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