Easy Butterfly Scrape Painting That Kids Will Love

Butterfly scrape painting spring craft for kids

We are enjoying all the butterfly visitors that stop by our milkweed. I wanted to create a colorful craft inspired by these beautiful creatures. We love using the scrape painting technique. You can create so many cool and colorful patterns and it’s easy to make. This butterfly scrape painting is a fun art project for kids that doesn’t require a lot of supplies. Scroll below to get all the details!

butterfly scrape painting

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Supplies for Butterfly Scrape Painting


  1. First, download, print then cut out the free butterfly template. See supplies to get the template. If you have a cutting machine like a Cricut, search for a butterfly image then cut.
  2. Next, add a few drops of different color paint on white cardstock.
  3. Take the cardboard square and scrape the paint across the white cardstock. Start at the top and move downward. Now move in a different direction. Try not to scrape the paper more than 3 or 4 times. Set aside to dry.
  4. Use a pencil to trace the butterfly template on the painted cardstock then cut.
  5. Finally, glue the black body to the scrape painting butterfly.

Watch the video below to see how I made this butterfly scrape painting. Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel for more fun content!

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