Mariposa. Mariposa. Mariposa.
All my daughter seems to talk about lately is butterflies or since she learned the word in Spanish class, Mariposa. “Say it with me mom, Ma-ri-posa.” So this week’s craft is a butterfly.
You will need:
- Paper Towels
- Food Coloring
- Clothes Pins
- Small Bowls
- Fill the small bowls with some water and add a few drops of food coloring to make the desired color. Much to everyones surprise, we went for a light purple, light pink and yellow. This was a great lesson in creating color and how we mix colors to get other colors.
- Take the paper towel and fold it up. We tried a few different ways, folding it as a square, a triangle and even crumpling it up. We got a kick out of seeing how the different folds made new patterns.
- Dip the paper towel into the colors. Depending on how much liquid they absorb you may want to wring the towel out a bit before moving to the next color.
- Unfold them and put them out to dry.
- Take the clothes pins and with a marker make a face for the butterfly. Yes, I gave a Sharpie to a toddler.
- Once the paper towels are completely dry you can assemble your Mariposas. Gather the center of the paper towel to make the body.
- Secure it with the clothes pin.
- Enjoy your own butterflies.
Thanks for playing.