Butterfly sensory bags for preschoolers

by Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. on April 5, 2011

in Butterflies, Creative Art

I read this terrific idea over at Crafty-Crafted on how to make butterfly goody bags! As soon as I saw them, I started thinking of other ways you could use this idea….

When I see an idea that I love, I always want to see what else can be done with it….

I tried this several ways and each time, I learned something new so here is what I found worked best. Start by putting small drops of paint into a baggie (quart sized baggies or larger is best)…

My advice is not to use too much paint as you want to see the designs and color mixing as you go along…

Then I wrapped a length of tape across both edges of the baggie. I wanted to keep the edges straight for my butterfly wings plus I wanted to seal the open end of the baggie with the tape…

Then lay the baggie down flat and use your fingers to mix the colors of paint and spread them all around the inside of the baggie…

Any kind of packing tape or masking tape will do. I found this colorful packing tape at Walmart and have been saving it for awhile now…

Once all the paint is spread all about, then you are ready to twist a chenille stem (pipe cleaner) around the middle to make the butterfly antennae…

And there you have it! From butterfly goody bags to butterfly sensory bags!

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