I remembered doing this in school growing up but had forgotten about it. A quick easy craft project to do with the kids.


  • Blue, Green, Yellow, Red Poster Paints
  • 1 Paper


  1. Lay down some Newspaper on the floor and prepare a few different coloured paints.
  2. Grab a piece of white paper and fold it in half. Unfold it and then dab a few different coloured paints down the center fold. Fold paper back in half.
  3. Press down on the paper and smooth and rub the paper together from the folded side out. Open and see your pretty butterfly! Set to fry then hang on the fridge

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  • Mellypenny
    • 02 May 2014
      1:30 am

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  • I remember that was always the best part of art class in primary school


  • Oh so many memories ignited from my own primary school days here. But also from my kids school says. It’s such a popular art piece


  • Beautiful. Looks like a fun activity.


  • Very cute and fun! Thanks for sharing.


  • I remember doing this as a kid ..Thanks for sharing


  • I love this. I remember doing this myself as a child :)


  • My girls are a bit bigger but still like making these.


  • yeah i remember doing this project in preschool. great post

    • yeah awesome little print that this makes hey .


  • I must do this today as well! Its sweet and great for grandparents fridges!


  • Thank you for the reminder; I had forgotten too! A lovely creative idea and incredibly pretty.

    • Part of our Christmas craft and Christmas wrapping for gifts. :)


  • These are always a hit. Loved making these as a kid.


  • Always loved these, DD used to make them.


  • I remember making these at school. A classic but, a favourite!


  • Great idea, suitable for all levels of artistic ability


  • These are great fun I remember doing these when I was at school..


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