Thursday, February 16, 2012

Blotto Butterflies

I've been on this "blotto" kick ever since Melissa at the Chocolate Muffin Tree re-introduced me to the wonders of blotto! My kids LOVE it too!

My first graders made these beautiful blotto butterflies in tall grass. We talked about proportion, and how (if we were bugs) big the grass and plants would seem!

Then the "blottos" came in to play, we had fun squishing the paint around to make our symmetrical wings. (Some got a little over-zealous and tried to put paint on top of paint, so the symmetry was off...experimentation, no biggie!)

Lastly, we used pipe cleaners as antennae. With our mega-spring-like weather here in Florida these days, these bright blotto butterflies are beautiful additions to our hallways!


  1. Really cute! Thanks for sharing! Might use with my 1st graders in spring! :)

  2. These are gorgeous! Love the addition of pipe cleaners and the backgrounds really bring them together! You are a great art teacher!