There are so many butterflies flying around our front flower garden right now that it inspired me to do this next project with the boys. Sometimes nature is all the inspiration you need.
I gathered our supplies of:
- paint brushes
- coffee filters
- clothes pins
- pipe cleaners
It was really easy. We just painted 4 coffee filters for each butterfly, stapled them together, painted our clothespin, and then put it altogether.
Here they are working on theirs.
Painting the bodies (clothespins).
We wet the filters before painting them so it would give them a bit of a water color effect.
And here are the finished butterflies.
And for those of you who were looking for the finished tie dyes from this post, here they are.
I actually had to take a couple out of the wash just for this picture. Yeah, you needed to know that.
Sooooo as you can see our boys strayed just a wee bit from the tie dying rules. My Middle Man’s is on the left and I know for a fact that he probably isn’t going to wear his EVER. Little man’s is on the right and he loves his and has already worn it 3 times. Guess who’s I had to take out of the laundry?
Our daughter and I stayed within the boundaries of the tie dying laws so ours came out looking more like your typical tie dye shirts. But like I stated in my prior post, I’m going back to the squirt bottles for better saturation next time.
And there you have it. Stay tuned for more Summer fun at the ol’ homestead.
Have a lovely day my friends.