This project uses centrifugal force to create beautiful butterflies! Materials Butterfly templates: butterfly 2-2 butterfly 2-4 (*Please note that there are variety of sizes for different makes of salad spinners or draw your own!) Paint Old salad spinner Butter knife Wooden bodies (or sticks) Artificial stamen Craft glue or glue gun Cardstock Pencil/eraser Scissors Tape Drying rack We always find these items helpful too: Directions For further photographic directions, click here: http://make-it-your-own.com/nature-finds-butterflies/ Print and cut out the butterfly templates. Trace them onto thicker paper such as cardstock (you could use a white pencil crayon if you use black paper like we did) and cut them out. Tape your butterfly into your salad spinner basket. Apply your paint onto your butterfly. Close your lid tightly and spin away! (You can always add more paint if you like during the process). Gently remove your butterfly using a butter knife (you many need a bit of adult assistance for this part). Allow your butterflies to dry overnight. Glue your stamen onto the back of the head of your butterfly body. Glue the body of your butterfly to the middle of your butterfly wings. Create a wall hanging with your butterflies or attach a piece of magnetic tape to the back to attach them to your fridge! *Here is an image using a twig for the body instead: Purpose Learning about centrifugal force and how it moves the paint to the edges of the butterfly when the salad spinner is spun. Safety Notes We suggest that you use a tray and a smock to protect your clothing and surfaces. Use scissors, a knife and a glue gun with care and direct, adult supervision. Small craft pieces can be a choking hazard, therefore be sure to keep them out of the reach of children ages 0-3 years of age or those that tend to put things into their mouths. We recommend that you use an old salad spinner that you reserve for crafts. Please like & share: 7 Responses Rebecca April 21, 2020 In love with your activities Reply Bonnie Scorer April 21, 2020 Thank you Rachel! That is lovely of you to say! Most sincerely, Bonnie & family- Reply Rebecca April 21, 2020 I love this butterfly making since makes children creative but also explore their sense Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.