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Shaving Cream Butterfly Craft

This pretty butterfly craft is as fun to make as it is beautiful! This shaving cream craft is surprisingly SIMPLE to make, but with incredibly complex colors in the marbling of painting with shaving cream. Toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and up will want to make this butterfly craft for kids! So add this shaving cream art project to your bucket list of summer crafts for kids!

This pretty butterfly craft is as fun to make as it is beautiful! This shaving cream craft is surprisingly SIMPLE to make, but with incredibly complex colors in the marbling of painting with shaving cream. Toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and up will want to make this butterfly craft for kids! So add this shaving cream art project to your bucket list of summer crafts for kids!

Butterfly Craft

You are going to be mesmorized by the easy, shaving cream marbling effect this butterfly craft makes!  Each butterfly art for kids you make will have a different look depending on the colors you use in your marble painting with shaving cream. This butterfly art for kids is perfect for a butterfly theme, spring theme, or zoo animals craft with kids from toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3 students. My kids were begging to try this shaving cream art project again and again and again!

Shaving Cream Craft

All you need are a few simple materials to make this gorgeous project. We’ve seen these¬†shaving cream crafts floating around for a while, but I assumed it was either very complicated or very messy. Well, guess what – it’s NOT! This is truly a simple and easy-to-make beautiful butterfly craft kids can make themselves.

  • cookie sheet or tray
  • cheap, white shaving cream
  • crayola acryllic paint (any colors or brand you want to use)
  • craft stick or straw (to swirl the color)
  • white paper
  • scissors
  • construction paper to use as a back drop, body, and antenae

Painting with shaving cream

Butterfly crafts for kids

Start by spraying shaving cream 1-2″ thick on a cookie sheet. Now drop blobs of¬† acryllic paint on the shaving cream. You will probably want 3-4 complimentary colors that way you get beautiful in the middle color variations.¬† We used warm colors like yellow, orange, red for one and cool colors such as purple, green, and blue for the other.

Shaving cream art projects

Painting with shaving cream

Now  use a straw or craft stick and make swirl design so there is very little white showing and cool designs. You want to swirl enough to get little white and lots of cool patterns, but not so much that you mix the paint and end up with one big blob of color. You get the idea.

The first part is my favorite. I love seeing all the gorgeous color combinations as we mix the shaving cream and colors. I think I could do that all day LOL!

Marble painting with shaving cream

Butterfly Craft Idea

Now put piece of white paper on top and press lightly for 2-3 minute. Carefully pull off and use craft stick to whip off any extra or a paper towel to blot it up. Let it dry.

Butterfly crafts for kids

Shaving cream art projects

Now cut out the papers to make a butterfly shape. You can use this butterfly template if you need some help cutting out the right shape. THere are a couple of styles to choose from!

Butterfly Craft Idea

Butterfly art for kids

Once your butterfly has dried, carefully fold it in half so it looks like it is fluttering and affix the middle section to a background color construction paper or cardstock of your choice.

Butterfly Art Projects

Marble painting with shaving cream

Make a strip of contrasting color construction paper for the body. You can use markers to add some details to the body.

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Butterfly Art Projects

You can use pipe cleaner or markers to make extra details. Isn’t that beautiful! i love all the different patterns, colors, and marbling affect! It is SO PRETTY!

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Butterfly Activities for Kids

Looking for more fun butterfly activities, butterfly crafts, and butterfly printables to add to your day or butterfly theme? Try these:

Looking for a fun, engaging pasta craft? This pretty stained glass pasta project has so many different possibilities to let your children explore their creativity, create something unique and beautiful, and strengthen coordination with those little hands. In this pasta art you will use dyed pasta to creat a beautiful stained glass craft. This stained glass art for kids is perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders. Looking for a really fun and memorable science experiment for kids? You will love these EPIC pop rocks experiment. Try this pop rocks science experiment with preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade students to try a simple chemical reaction. This Whether you try this pop rocks science experiments for homeschool science, at a science birthday party, or as part of a summer science project - this is a MUST try,  really cool science experimentkids will LOVE. Take your homemade playdough to a whole new level of FUN with this amazing Color Changing Playdough recipe. This is sure to be a hit with toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade children alike.  These super EASY to make marshmallow shooters are a must for your summer bucket list. This summer activity for kids is not only fun, but it is actually a STEM activity for kids too! Students assemble, tweak, and design this simple marshmallow cannon to try to get the most distance they can. THis is such a simple, but fun summer activities your preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and elementary age students in first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grdae, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students will want to try over summer break!

Summer Fun

Looking for more outdoor activities for kids and things to do in the summer? Your toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, and elementary age kids will love these fun ideas to keep them busy all summer long:

If you are looking for a fun unique activity using eggs, you will love this silly egg head craft. This egg shell diy chia pet is cute, simple and silly spring activities for kids. This egg shell craft is fun for toddler, prsechool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders too! bleeding tissue paper fireworks craft Spring is the time for field trips to the local zoo. In an attempt to make our homeschool field trips extra fun (and educational) I created these super cute, zoo scavenger hunt templates. We have lots of choices with these zoo scavenger hunt printable pack to accomidate kids of all ages from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten to elementary age students in first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students. Whether you use the simple animal scavenger hunt or learn about endagered animals or animal habitats in one of these zoo scavenger hunt ideas - kids will have fun learning about zoology in science. Simply download free printable scavenger hunt pdf file and you are ready to learn about animals with this printable scavenger hunt at your local zoo. EPIC Bubble Painting - kids of all ages will love this fun summer art project where they will make a bubble craft by blowing bubbles. Recipe included for this fun to make, easy, summer activity for kids!

Summer Activities for Kids

Edible Ice Cream Playdough Recipe - amazing 2 ingredient playdough recipe perfect for toddler, preschool, kindergarten and kids of all ages for an ice cream thing, kids activity, or summer bucket list #playdough #playdoughrecipes #icecream This vinegar and baking soda rocket is an out-of-this-world fun AND educational summer activity for kids! Preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students will enjoy making the baking soda rocket. This how to make a bottle rocket project is one of those really cool science projects your kids will remember forever! Looking for fun pasta crafts to make with leftover dyed pasta? This super pretty mosaic pasta project allows kids to create beautiful pasta pictures by pressing different colored noodles into clay.  This pasta art is such a fun, engaging craft for kids of all ages from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders too. Looking for a clever, unique animal craft for kids? These animal crafts are made with dyed pasta and our free animal printables for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first graders to work on fine motor skills while having fun. Children will enjoy creating these zoo animal crafts featuring a lion, hedgehog, snake, fish, and more! Simply download pdf file with template and get making some amazing pasta crafts!

Fun Summer Activities for Kids

Pretty, fun-to-make butterfly craft with stunning shaving cream art project marbeling effect. Surprisingly SIMPLE summer crafts for kids!

About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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