Supplies: 

Scissors

2 tp rolls or one paper towel roll

markers (or paint) 

construction paper and/or pattern paper

glue 

 

 

Step One:

Cut the tp or paper towel rolls into 4 sections. Make one smaller than the others by trimming a bit off. (Save the trimmings!) 

 

 

 

Step Two:

Color the rolls with a marker or paint and put aside 

 

 

Step Three:

Choose a piece of construction paper for your wings and fold in half. 

 

 

Step Four:

Draw half of a wing shape. (make sure it is on the folded side) 

 

 

Step Five:

Cut out your shape 

 

 

Step Six:

Unfold! 

 

 

Step Seven:

Cut out circle shapes. I used pattern paper  and one color of construction paper, but any colors work! 

 

 

Step Eight: 

Arrange circles on your wings and glue down. (Be sure to leave space in the middle for the body of the butterfly) 

 

 

Step Nine: 

Glue the rolls onto the middle of your butterfly. 

 

 

Step Ten:

Use those leftover scarps as antennae. Curl the top a bit. 

 

 

Step Eleven:

Glue the antenna on

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Step 12:

Draw a face!

 

 

This is a fun project that requires some adult assistance and supervision. 

Supplies: 

paper plate 

paper for sail (I’m using pattern paper here) 

toilet paper tube

stapler 

glue 

scissors (adult and child pictured here) 

popsicle stick or pencil 

Optional: paint, stickers, markers for decoration 

 

 

Step One: Cut the paper plate in half. (pretend this is more equal in size) 

 

 

Step Two: 

Put sides of plate together so that they make a pocket. 

 

 

Step Three: 

Staple or glue paper together. 

 

 

Step Four:

Trim off the bottom (round) part of the plates. 

 

 

(It will look like this) 

 

 

 

Step Five: Take your square piece of paper and glue it onto the craft stick like this. 

 

(Or onto the pencil like this) 

 

 

Step Six:

Poke a hole in the toilet paper tube about 1/4 away from the edge. (This is an adult job, made easier with big scissors) 

 

 

Step Seven:

Insert pencil os craft stick into toilet paper tube. 

 

 

Step Eight: 

Glue the sides of your toilet paper tube and such it into the paper plate pocket. 

You have a boat! Decorate it however you want. Its sea worthiness will depend on what kind of plate you used. That can be a fun science experiment for another day! 

 

Supplies: 

Blue watercolor paint (pan or tube) 

1 piece of watercolor paper (or other heavy paper) 

paper plate

paint brush

pencil 

scissiors

3-4 pieces of construction paper (any colors) 

Saran Wrap 

glue stick 

pencil 

cup of water 

 

Step One: 

-Gather the watercolor paper, paintbrush and water. 

-Squeeze a small (half a dime or less) of blue watercolor paint on the paper plate 

 

 

Step Two: 

Dip your paintbrush in the water and paint your paper using only water, until it has a shine. 

 

 

Step Three: 

Add water to your blue paint that is on your paper plate. 

 

 

 

Step Four: 

Paint your paper all over with the blue paint. (This is called a wash.) Puddles are totally fine! You want a very wet surface. 

 

 

Step Five: 

Cut 2-3  squares of Saran Wrap 

 

 

Step Six: 

Stick the Saran Wrap to the wet painting, press down in some spots but do not smooth out completely. (The air bubbles are what makes a fun texture.) 

 

 

Step Seven; 

Repeat to cover most of the wet painting. 

 

 

Step Eight:

Wait. 

Let painting dry with Saran Wrap attached. 

 

 

 

Step Nine: 

When dry, remove Saran Wrap.

 

Admire the cool markings your Saran Wrap left behind!

 

 

Step Ten: 

Turn paper over and draw a fish bowl. (Shape is up to you!) 

 

 

Step Eleven: 

Cut out your bowl shape. 

 

 

Step Twelve: 

Choose one piece of Construction paper for your background. Choose another for your table. Cut the table piece of paper in half or thirds. 

 

 

Step Thirteen: 

-Glue the paper you are using for your table to the bottom half of your background paper.

– Glue your fishbowl on top. 

 

 

Step Fourteen: 

Draw and cut out goldfish shapes from a different color of construction paper. (You can have as many fish as you want in your bowl.) 

 

 

Step Fifteen: 

Draw and cut out a vase shape from another piece of construction paper. 

 

 

Step Sixteen:

Cut strips of paper into 4 -5 four inch inch strips of paper for flower stems. 

 

 

 

Step Seventeen: 

-Draw and cut out flower shapes. ( I did tulips. Any flower shapes work!)

 

 

Step Eighteen:

Assemble your still life and glue everything down. 

 

This project can be personalized as much as you like! Pattern paper is a fun alternative to some of the construction paper.

 I trimmed off the bottom and top of my construction paper because I liked the composition better. 

This would make a great  project to mail to family members and brighten their day. 🙂 

Please feel free to share your projects in the comments!