The Colourful Butterfly

7 Nov

Crafts for toddlers and preschoolers from 18 months onwards. It involves hand eye coordination, learning colors, development of gross and more importantly fine motor skills.

For this craft materials required are: Purple chart paper, contact paper, scissors, pencil, various color papers, shape punches.

The Colorful Butterfly craft

Butterfly craft for toddlers and preschoolers to improve their hand eye coordination and develop their motor skills.

 

Fold the purple chart paper, draw the shape like a butterfly and cut it

Fold the purple chart paper, draw the shape like a butterfly and cut it

 

Butterfly craft

Open the paper and it should look like a butterfly

 

Cut the center of the butterfly leaving just the outer line

Cut the center of the butterfly leaving just the outer line

Butterfly craft

Stick the butterfly outline on a contact paper

Colorful Butterfly craft

Cut different shapes from the colored papers or you can also use the shape punches like I did). Now give your toddler a free hand to experiment with various colors and shapes and feel the texture of the contact paper. (Be careful with babies who would still put anything in their mouths.)

Colorful Butterfly craft

You will be surprised how engaged your little one will be in this craft.

Once your toddler is done with the masterpiece, you can put it up on the glass window so s/he can look at it everyday and feel proud of her achievement :)

Once your toddler is done with the masterpiece, you can put it up on the glass window so s/he can look at it everyday and feel proud of her achievement 🙂

Early Learning goes a long way in your child’s education and upbringing Amongst the very important things to learn for a toddler or preschooler are hand-eye coordination, 5 senses, practice fine and gross motor skills, balance, and muscle development. A lot of this can be practiced at home with crafts and activities under adult’s supervision. Playing with colors, pots and pans, brushes, sponges, glue; reading books, pretend play, all seem like child’s play to us but are actually helping your toddlers/preschoolers develop their minds and bodies.

Please make sure all the activities mentioned in this blog are done under adult supervision. If you children are still putting things in their mouths, then avoid activities with small particles that can cause chocking hazards. Also, all steps in the articles that involves a pencil, knife, pair of scissors or any sharp objects should be done by an adult.

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