Marshmallow Stamping Butterflies & Other Spring Bugs {free printables} 14


Painting is one of my favorite art mediums. I love how the brush glides on the canvas or paper and after a while a masterpiece is created. My daughter is the same way. I think her favorite part is mixing colors. If she could have bowls of paint just to mix colors she would be happy. So when I suggest an activity that involves paint, I know she will be up for it.  Painting with brushes is fun, painting with something other than brushes is super fun! When I brought out marshmallows & paint this week, she was beyond excited.

Spring Bugs Marshmallow Stamping - Preschool Painting Activity - Spring Bugs Free Printable: Butterfly, Lady Bug, Dragon Fly, & Caterpillar. .

Materials Needed For Marshmallow Stamping Butterflies & Other Spring Bugs: 

Marshmallows (Regular Size)
Mini Marshmallows
Kids Washable Paint In Various Colors (We Like This Kind)
Spring Bug Printables (Click Image At Bottom Of Post)
Card Stock (optional)

Spring Bugs Marshmallow Stamping - Preschool Painting Activity - Spring Bugs Free Printable: Butterfly, Lady Bug, Dragon Fly, & Caterpillar.
I printed the printable pack out. One set is on regular printer paper and one on card stock. The regular paper worked fine, but got a little warped as the paint dried. The card stock held up great. If you have card stock, use that. If not regular paper will get the job done!

Spring Bugs Marshmallow Stamping - Preschool Painting Activity - Spring Bugs Free Printable: Butterfly, Lady Bug, Dragon Fly, & Caterpillar.

I poured the paint out onto a plate, leaving enough room for it to spread. With the larger marshmallows, there needs to be more space. Plus after dipping the marshmallow in the paint, I felt like I needed to stamp the excess off, so I did that on the plate as well. My daughter didn’t, though.

Spring Bugs Marshmallow Stamping - Preschool Painting Activity - Spring Bugs Free Printable: Butterfly, Lady Bug, Dragon Fly, & Caterpillar. .

The rest needs no instructions. Just stamp the paint coated marshmallow on the paper and create a spring bug masterpiece. It was interesting to see the colors that my daughter chose. I stuck to the traditional colors of the bugs in nature, where as she chose the colors that looked right for the moment.

We literally had so much fun with this activity. It always baffles me that the activities I don’t put as much weight on, my daughter LOVES. If I would have known that Marshmallow Stamping was going to be such a hit, I would have done it a long time ago!


 

Click here to print a copy (or two or ten) of our
Spring Bug Marshmallow Stamping Printable Pack. 

Free Printable - Spring Bug Marshmallow Stamping - Preschool painting activity. Butterfly, Caterpillar, Lady Bug, Dragon Fly.

I teamed up with some fantastic bloggers to share inspiration on all things butterflies.
Crafts, activities, experiences, and more. Check them out here:

Butterfly activities for kids. Preschool crafts about butterflies. Butterfly Unit Study.

Find the Letter B is for Butterflies from 3 Boys and a Dog

DIY Ruffle Butterfly Bookmark from Living Ideas

Butterfly Life Cycle for Kids (Free Printables) from The Natural Homeschool

LEGO butterflies from Planet Smarty Pants

Easy Kid Craft: Colorful Spring Butterfly Suncatcher from Crafty Mama in ME

Where to see Butterflies in Nature from FrogMom

Cupcake Liner Butterfly Craft from Raising Little Superheroes

Butterfly Science from Schooling a Monkey

Butterfly Books for Children from The Jenny Evolution

How to Meet a Butterfly from Bambini Travel

Butterfly Sensory Painting from Parenting Chaos

Planting a Butterfly Garden from Our Daily Craft

Butterfly Sensory Bin with Scavenger Hunt and Life Cycle Activities {Free Printables} from Living Montessori Now

Butterfly DIY Window Clings from Gym Craft Laundry

Exploring Butterfly Wing Patterns from CraftCreateCalm

Butterfly I Spy Game from Simple Fun for Kids

Life Cycle of a Butterfly Worksheet from Living Life and Learning

Marshmallow Stamping Butterflys & Other Bug {with free printables} from Play Dough & Popsicles

Preschool Butterfly Songs from Preschool Powol Packets

Visiting a Butterfly House from Something 2 Offer

How to Raise a Butterfly {with Free Butterfly Journal} from Books and Giggles


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