This is always a great response to the butterflies and children really enjoy the process and get so much from doing it.
They are able to explore symmetry and colour mixing.
They are also able to strengthen their hand muscles as they use the syringe.
You will need some poster paint, a syringe, and some paper. I like to use tracing paper so that children can see the paint colours mixing and they can manipulate the paint with more control.
Start by folding the paper in half.
Choose two or three colours and load each colour into the syringe.
Now squeeze out the paint onto the folded piece of paper one colour at a time.
Now fold the paper back over and use your finger to manipulate the paint, moving it and mixing it through the paper. When you’re happy with the effect, open up the paper and look at your butterfly print.