Download these butterfly printable coloring pages to keep your kids busy on rainy days or whenever they need a distraction!
My kids are always so full of energy and sometimes I just need a bit of quiet downtime. Coloring pages are definitely a lifesaver to help keep my kids busy for me. I created these butterfly printable coloring pages and want to share a few tips on how to get your kids interested and occupied for coloring sessions as well!
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Hello! My name is Linda from tortagialla.com and I love designing digital printables. I’ve created this free butterfly printable to add to my toolkit of keeping my kids occupied. There’s nothing like a coloring break to help them calm down their amazing energy – especially when I need a little bit of quiet time.
For another fun springtime activity, make this paper plate duck craft puppet show or print our flower coloring pages too.
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- Home printer
- White paper
- Crayons, colored pencils, or markers
Tips for Using These Butterfly Printable Coloring Pages
Coloring pages are pretty much self-explanatory in terms of how to use them. Just print out your downloads and let your kids go wild with markers, colored pencils, and crayons. However, I do have a few ideas up my sleeve to make coloring pages even more fun and interesting.
Make it a Game or Challenge
I have a boy and a girl in the family and sometimes a bit of sibling rivalry helps to keep them interacting and busy while I tend to household affairs. Not every kid loves coloring, but if you make it a game, competition, or better yet with rewards or prizes – it changes their outlook!
Consider presenting a challenge of using only certain colors or finishing a certain number of coloring pages to win a prize. You can even suggest coloring the “white space” instead of the butterflies to present a new challenge. The motion of coloring actually helps one to calm down – hence why coloring is often linked to destressing.
Also note that I always try to make challenges not compete against each other, but rather to reach a certain goal or milestone. Although there is nothing wrong with competition or losing a game, I try to steer towards the option of everyone possibly winning or reaching the goal in the end – avoiding actual tantrums or fights!
Create a Gallery Wall
Another idea for coloring pages is to find some wall space in your home and ask your kids to create a full-on gallery wall, taping up their finished creations with some washi tape. You can purposefully print coloring pages of different sizes and proportions. This will give your kids not only the challenge of coloring but then the puzzle-like game of taping up different sizes of papers to make them fit on the wall.
This activity sort of doubles up different visual skills and can become a very fun activity. They can create a gallery wall to show off to friends the next day or the grandparents visiting on the weekend, for example. This is also a great idea for holidays when you can print out themed coloring pages for them to choose from!
Make Butterfly Printable Gifts
Finally, printable coloring pages can make lovely gifts for friends and family. You simply let your kids decorate as they please and consider even using glue, crepe paper collage, glitter, and other craft supplies. Then you can frame their creation and make it a gift. Whenever there is a purpose or end goal for your coloring activity, it helps to motivate your kids to use their imagination and create something.
This idea is actually great for older kids and adults as well! Coloring pages are just a perfect visual base to create on top of, so enjoy this butterfly printable as well as many others you can find online to print for free.
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I hope these butterfly printable coloring pages will be a fun activity for you and your kids! If you like printables be sure to check out my blog for more digital freebies – Tortagialla digital printables blog.
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