Butterfly Drawing Game
You will design a butterfly drawing by rolling the die and collecting the different patterns required to create it. First, trace the butterfly shape onto another sheet of heavy white drawing paper. Next, roll the die to select the first pattern from the first column and draw it in one of the wings or the body of the butterfly. Roll the die four more times, drawing each selected pattern in one of the other segments. Using washable markers, outline everything. Be sure to outline large areas where they meet parts of the design.
Dip a small brush in water and carefully smudge it in the marker lines to paint in the shapes. If you need to neatly add more “paint” to larger areas, smudge some marker on a scrap piece of paper and use that as a paint palette. Allow each area to dry slightly before moving on to a neighboring area of the design. When dry, cut it out. If you’re short on time, design directly onto the print out from page 4 and color with dry media such as markers, crayons, and colored pencils.
Simply print out the game and picture directions back-to-back, give them dice, and watch them have fun creating their own butterfly drawing. Once completed, use the writing prompts to connect literacy to your lesson.
Art Sub Plans Video
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade
Main Learning Objective
Students will be able to design a butterfly using 5 unique patterns and paint it in using a marker painting technique
- Drawing Paper
You Will Receive
- 7-page, non-editable PDF (Butterfly Drawing Game)
- 9-page non-editable PowerPoint presentation
- Dice game
- Step-by-step picture tutorial and directions
- 2 Writing prompts
My students loved creating the butterflies. They added some glitter to their creations and they are stunning. – Jan B.
My classroom theme is butterflies, so this was perfect for my students! They loved the activity, especially how it was open ended yet still directed with the dice. – Emily
Cute Spring project! They looked nice hanging up around my classroom! – Karen W.
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