Heart Butterfly Craft

February 08,2010
Craftivity Corner
Allison McDonald( )

Allison McDonald is a former preschool teacher who now spends her days learning with her 3-year-old son and baby daughter. She lives in the Seattle area with her husband and two children.

Finding shapes in the everyday is common place for us but still holds a sense of discovery for young children. This is a fun and easy craft that can be used for Valentine's day but works all year round too. 1. Gather your materials, you will need a piece of white construction paper, a red pipe cleaner, scissors, a marker and some red paint, and glitter glue. 2. Fold your paper in half. Explain to your child you will be painting one half and printing the other. 3. Paint . Add lots of paint so there is lots for when you fold it. 4. Add glitter - it makes everything better! 5. Fold and draw a heart for wings and body for the butter fly, cut out. 6. Open up let dry and add the pipe cleaner.