Monday, May 10, 2010

Egg Carton Butterfly

Pin It now! Happy Monday! Me and Dawson did a few crafts this weekend! I'm excited to show you what we did because they turned out pretty darn cute. The first one that I am going to share is our egg carton butterfly.

I cut out the egg carton for him and then I let him paint it. He did a pretty good job! He didn't always paint on the egg carton, but that's ok because the paint we use is very easy to clean up.


When he was finished painting the egg carton, I got a white piece of cardstock and let him use his Dot Art Paints to paint the paper.


As you can see in the picture he didn't do a lot of dotting. I kept showing him on my own piece of paper how to make dots, but he wanted to color with them. That's ok though, I love how it turned out.

After all the paint dried I cut the cardstock into the shape of butterfly wings and then glue the wings to the egg carton. Then I added a little pipe cleaner to make an antenna.


Dawson liked admiring it when it was finished.


We decided that we are going to use the wall behind his craft/snack table to display his artwork. His table is in the playroom so we will be able to see his art all the time. This butterfly is the first one to go up on the wall. :)


I'm excited to fill that wall up with all of his creations.

42 comments:

Christina said...

Ooohh, I love it! I might just have to make one of those with Ashlyn. :)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love the wings! What a fun craft!

Alice said...

Just a quick message to say thank you for your lovely comment on bakerella's blog (alice in the uk!).

I LOVE your butterfly! My youngest son is 2 and would really enjoy that - thanks for the inspiration! x

Lisa said...

That is the cutest craft ever!

Shell said...

What an adorable project!


Thanks for stopping by my SITS day yesterday!

blulady said...

How cute and he made it himself!

artsy_momma said...

It's so cute!

artsy_momma said...

It's so cute!

Charlene said...

Aww how cute and fun! We love to do crafts too!

Stopping by from SITS!

Magimom said...

Happy SITS day to you!!! What an adorable butterfly! You will have that wall covered in no time!

Debbi said...

Oh my gosh! That is so cute! I need to do that with my son when he is old enough.
Happy SITS day!

supepome said...

Happy SITS day!

That's a very cute butterfly :)

Mary at Deep South Dish said...

He is adorable!! Happy SITS Day!

Genevieve said...

So cute! I love crafts and your son is such a cutie!

Happy SITS Day!

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

That looks like a fun craft for kids. I love the idea of a special wall for all his art projects!

Congrats on your SITS day!

Angie Nelson said...

Happy SITS Day, Jamie!

Cheryl said...

Loved this project. He looks just like your husband right down to the hair!

Happy SITS Day. Where's your crown?

LisaDay said...

Great idea. I love that you are decorating the wall with his art.

Happy SITS day.

LisaDay

Blissful Babe said...

Too cute!

Kerri said...

Aww...what a cutie pie! Great craft! My son loves butterflies and caterpillars and is fascinated with the fact that they change... One of his favorite books is The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

Congrats on you SITS day!!
Thank you to you, your son, and your husband for his service to our country. I know it's service for you and Dawson too!

Trudie said...

I'm so doing this for M's birthday! Looks awesome!

Jenn said...

What a cute project. Congrats on your SITS day too!

Megan said...

I actually love how much that turned out so much that I want to make one and put it on my wall. Just because I'm in my twenties and single, that wouldn't be weird, right? Hope you're having a fantastic SITS day - enjoy it!

Lacie @ Creative Attempts said...

super cute. we do a lot of crafts with my son and I always have a hard time deciding what to keep and what to throw away :) happy sits day

Andrea said...

Oh how cute! I should put that on my summer list to do with my girls!

Happy SITS day!

Davney said...

Adorable project! I love re-purposing "trash" for crafts!

gringationcancun said...

I love how the wings turned out! He's a regular Jackson Pollock!

Eve said...

What an artist!! Cute art idea!

The Garden Bell said...

Happy SITS day. Nothing like a kid crafter to start my day with a smile. He is going to be an artist.

Gilliauna said...

How absolutely beautiful!! And I love the idea of having a wall where he can see his accomplishments like this. Terrific idea. *Smile*

Ali said...

Awwww...very crafty!

Luciana said...

Happy SITs day to you... For sure he is an little artist, loves music and art! Congrats for you too !!!

Diva said...

What a good idea!!!! And happy SITS day!

A Mom Writing said...

I absolutely love this!

Vanessa said...

That's very crafty! We might have to try that out now :-) Thanks for sharing!

Mama Hen said...

I love that craft! I do a lot of crafts with my daughter! I love your blog! I just became a follower! Visit me at Mama's Little Chick - www.mamaslittlechick.com

Mama Hen

Muthering Heights said...

That is SUCH a cute craft!!

The Wifey said...

This is so awesome! Such an artsy little guy for such a young age! New follower :)

Deirdre said...

I love that! It came out sooo cute!

Helen said...

What a great craft idea... my 2 year will enjoy making one of these... I have just started putting up her pieces of art on a wall and she is so proud of her work up there for all to see.

KJ said...

OOH, how cute! This is my first time at your blog, I came from Ramblings of a crazy woman link up.

kathy said...

What a cute butterfly, he did such a good job! I love the idea of the art wall.....so cute!!