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Monochromatic Butterfly

Monochromatic Butterfly
Messiness: Medium
Age Range: 4y - 9y
Estimated Time: <1 hour

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Stephanie Sims
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We love mixing paints for making colors...but this time we learned how many colors we can make with just one color and black!

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How We Did It

Monochromatic Butterfly

It's so fun to see how many pretty shades you can get -- just by adding black!

Monochromatic Butterfly
Maddie drew her butterfly, then divided it into sections to be painted.
Monochromatic Butterfly

We found it best to start with small puddles of pink, and Maddie began with just a couple of drops of black, gradually increasing as she went. She had five colors total.

Monochromatic Butterfly
Maddie now used a popsicle stick to mix the colors. You could even use the other end of the paintbrush.
Monochromatic Butterfly

Time to paint! "Ooooh -- this color is so pretty!" Maddie said, more than once.

Monochromatic Butterfly

We let the butterfly dry, then Maddie cut it out...

Monochromatic Butterfly

...and pasted it onto another (similarly colored) piece of paper. So many beautiful shades!

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