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Butterfly Day at the Art Junction!

The amazing art community at the Art Junction made butterfly crafts using our R2450 Bug Bodies during one of their family days! See more of their brilliant artwork at the Art Junction blog

The Bug Bodies were combined with painted coffee filters to make the bug wings. Antennae were formed from pipe cleaners that were threaded through the top of the Bug Body heads.

The post was made on April 3, 2012 and is entitled: “Butterfly Day.” See the full post at the link provided!

The little artists used full sized coffee filters to explore the different effects of patterning colors and diffusion. The painted coffee filters were going to be used for the butterfly wings. While the artists were waiting for the coffee filters to dry, they explored another technique to create “butterfly” artwork: blotto painting! View the post to see more about their blotto painting strategies.

The coffee filters were cut in half and slipped through the slim opening in the side of the Bug Body. Once the Bug Body could be placed in the center of the folded coffee filter, the ends of the coffee filter were fanned out to produce a butterfly-wing effect.

Images and original post © Artmanews

This post was not sponsored for a review. At LittleFingersBigArt, our mission is to present to our readers and viewers the newest and most creative craft ideas that fans of Roylco have made on their own. Our goal is to allow you and other educators and parents to reuse our products in fun ways so that children always get the best educational experience from them!

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