Bubble Print Butterfly Craft

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INSIDE: Bubble Print Butterfly Craft is an easy craft for toddlers and preschoolers using a super fun painting method – bubbles! This makes a great outdoor activity in the summer!

Bubble Print Butterfly Craft

Blowing Bubbles

This activity is a lot of fun. My 6 year giggled with delight as she did this activity and was amazed at how big her bubbles got! With toddlers and preschoolers practice blowing bubbles using straw before adding the bubble mixture. Have them use a straw in the tupperware container and blow just water at first. This will let them get the hang of blowing out of the straw instead of sucking inwards.

Bubble Print Butterfly Craft

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How to Make A Bubble Print Butterfly

  1. Fill at least three Tupperware containers with about 2-3 inches of water. Add some dish soap or bubble mix and several drops of food colouring (more food colouring you add the more vibrant the bubbles will be)
  2. Hand your little one a straw and have them blow into the water to create bubbles. (Remember to practice blowing out first).
  3. Once the bubbles have come up above the edge of the container, take your card stock and gently lay it across the bubbles and press down. Repeat with different colours!
  4. Once your sheet is covered in colour let it dry.
  5. Fold the card stock in half and take a pencil and lightly draw the outline of butterfly wings. This will allow your child to cut along the line and make their own wings.
  6. Use Tacky glue to glue the craft stick to the center of the wings.
  7. Cut the pipe cleaner in half and fold one side in half and curl the ends and glue it down on the top of the craft stick for antennas.
  8. Glue the googley eye to the largest Pom pom and then glue this ontop of the antennas.
  9. Glue the second and the smaller Pom poms down on the craft stick.
Bubble Print Butterfly Craft
Bubble Print Butterfly Craft
Bubble Print Butterfly Craft
Bubble Print Butterfly Craft
Bubble Print Butterfly Craft
Bubble Print Butterfly Craft


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  • Tuppeware containers
  • Food colouring
  • Water
  • Straw
  • Dish soap or bubble mix
  • White card stock or watercolor paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Craft Sticks
  • Pom poms (One big, two medium and two small)
  • Googley eyes
  • Pipe Cleaner
  • Quick Dry Tacky Glue or glue gun

Age Suitability

This activity is good for kids 3 years and up. My kids are 3, 3, and 6 year old.

Looking for more summer and outdoor activity ideas? Check out of these other round-ups for more ways to keep your toddler or preschooler busy this summer:

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