Butterfly Pasta Watercolor Art

Butterfly pasta watercolor art was born out of the creation of a bunch  cute pasta butterflies we made.

We made the butterflies first and then started brainstorming about what we would do with them. Inspired by other creative painting ideas on Kids Activities Blog, I decided to try some watercolor paints with the three dimensional pasta butterflies. Water color painting is easy for kids, and it’s an easy clean-up for mom too. I hope your kids have a lot of fun making some butterfly creations too.

butterfly pasta craft watercolorsMaterials Needed for Butterfly Pasta Watercolor Art

  • Butterfly (Bow Tie) Pasta
  • Paint Brushes
  • Craft Paints
  • Watercolor Paints
  • Paper (stock paper, printer paper or watercolor paper)
  • Small Google Eyes
  • White Glue
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Cup of Water

How To Make Butterfly Pasta Watercolor Art

Have your kids paint all the bowtie pasta with bright colors of craft paint. They may need two coats. We made a lot of these and did a few different crafts using them. Let these butterflies dry.

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Cut different color pipe cleaners to a good length for antennas. Mine were 4 inches. You can see in the pictures that some of the antennas were glued on the back with white glue. My daughter came up with the idea of twisting the pipe cleaners around the butterflies and leaving off the eyes. I thought that was a super cute option too. If your kids want to add eyes, they can glue them on at this time.

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Next the kids will create their watercolor designs. I encouraged them to think of sky scenes, gardens, fields and meadows. They had fun creating their designs, and I may have had fun with it too. After their designs dried, they glued the butterflies onto the scene.

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It’s time to get painting and creating with your own kids. If you are looking for other butterfly crafts and ideas, I think you’ll enjoy these butterfly corn dogs  and  earth day butterfly collage. If you want to see the other projects I did with the butterfly pasta, please visit our butterfly garden fairy wand  and butterfly canvas wall art.

butterfly pasta watercolor art kids

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