Turn bowtie pasta into cute, painted butterflies that you can use in all sorts of other craft projects. This is a great fine motor activity for your kid that loves to paint, and the results are so, so cute. Kerri at How Does She? shares a tutorial for painting your pasta butterflies and a cute flower pot craft to use them.
Get your kids jazzed about heading out for a day in the park or a hike in the woods with painted walking sticks that they help decorate! Christine at The DIY Dreamer used this painted walking stick activity to entertain her kids on a camping trip, and it’s such a fun way to get crafty kiddos excited about outdoor play. It’s a simple, portable project that will engage kids just old enough to wield a paint brush or experienced older kiddos.
This craft will keep your kids occupied for hours AND use up recyclables! Click image for the full tutorial.