Friday, April 1, 2011

Butterfly Party Game and Art Ideas - Including a Free Printable Butterfly Coloring Page

On the hunt for Butterflies!
A Butterfly Party is the perfect party to host out doors so kids can run around and enjoy the fresh air! Below are some great game and art activity ideas for your Butterfly Party.

Game Ideas
Butterfly Net Available on Amazon
Catch a Butterfly
All the kids will love a butterfly net and a house for catching their butterflies! Send them off in a large meadow or your backyard and have them hunt for butterflies. Provide binoculars, a magnifying glass, and even a jar (with holes in the lid) for housing their finds. They will love the adventure of this game.

Dress Up Butterfly Relay Races
Get some wings, some bobbly antennae (on a headband) and have some butterfly relay races. Group you party into teams, and have each team member flitter and flutter through the made up obstacle course. Give awards for the best butterflies!

Art Activity Ideas
Paper Butterfly Wings to Decorate on Amazon
Decorate Butterfly Wings
May different types of wings can be purchased on line. There are paper wings (as in the picture above) as well as fabric wings. Purchase which ever you prefer, then provide decorating items for each type. Crayons, pens, glitter, gems, etc for paper wings and fabric pens, ribbons, notions and fabric glue for fabric wings. The kids will love this project and it's a great item for the to take home.

Make a Butterfly Journal
Decorate a Butterfly Journal
Purchase some inexpensive composition notebooks and garden scrapbook paper and have kids decorate the covers of their butterfly journals. For complete instructions, see the blog entry Decorate a Buttefly or Cheery Cherry Journal: A Party Craft.

Butterfly Coloring Page
Below is the perfect art activity to set up for kids to participate when they feel like taking a break. Set up a table, with some crayons, pens, glitter and more; print out several copies of the free printable Butterfly Coloring Page below, and you have an instant art activity for your party!

Butterfly Coloring Page by B.Nute productions
Instructions for Making Butterfly Coloring Pages
1. Select each link above, and print out the coloring page on an 8.5" x 11" piece of paper (print in landscape mode). 
2. Place on a table with crayons, pens and other art supplies.
3. Watch the kids get create!

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