They are also very popular in arts and crafts since a lot of creative items can be made using butterfly as a theme, as a subject or an inspiration. Here are myriad ideas and types of arts that are based on butterflies.
Butterfly Drawing and Painting
Butterflies are often found in nature drawings, landscapes, abstract art, etc. If you love drawing and sketching, you can begin freehand drawing lessons with a picture of a butterfly. It is one of the easiest thing to draw.
Once you master the basic procedure, you can make variations and have different designs. You can also learn sketching techniques and create your own art collection. Secondly, if you want to teach your kids drawing and color combination, you can take an inspiration from the given pictures.
You can draw small butterflies on different colored papers, cut them, and paste them directly on the greeting card paper. Just add your wishes with a creative message, color with vibrant colors, and your personalized greeting card is ready!
Another fascinating project is to draw different varieties of butterflies, cut them, and use them to decorate your scrapbook or art book. Secondly, these colorful butterflies can be used as stickers for your bags, charts, etc. One of the other interesting preschool butterfly art is to fix these butterflies on magnets and use them as fridge magnets.
If you are looking for interesting crafts for teenagers, then making butterfly barrettes, decorating hair-bands and purses with butterflies are some unique ideas. You can buy an ordinary barrette, draw a small butterfly design on a satin cloth, cut it, and paste it on the barrette.
Secondly, you can also use embroidery to make butterfly designs on your clothes, purse, bags, etc. Beaded butterfly patterns can be made using colorful beads of different sizes and shapes. It never goes out of fashion!
Butterfly Tattoos and Face Painting
You must have noticed that butterfly designs have dominated the tattoo culture all over the world. As mentioned here, butterflies are associated with different virtues like freedom, free living, etc.
In some cultures, butterflies are believed to be holy creatures that carry one's soul to the heaven after the persons' death. Secondly, a pair of butterflies is also believed to symbolize love.
Now, apart from crafts, drawings, and decorations, let's get to something REAL. Yes, art using real butterflies as your theme; without actually harming them! Exotic art and butterfly photography are the two options in this category.
As a kid you must have loved chasing butterflies and capturing them in your fist. Well, it is of course inhuman and do not think of following it as an art venture. However, if you come across a beautiful dead butterfly and do not have a heart to dump it away, why not preserve it to make art frames?
Exotic butterfly art is all about preserving dead butterflies and mounting them on frames to make a beautiful object of art! You can make this yourself by preserving a butterfly, then mounting it on an attractive frame for a lifetime.
This type of art is highly commercialized today and very much in demand. So rather than capturing butterflies, look for the dead ones that can be preserved.
Given here are some craftcue images of butterflies that showcase the skills of photography defining beauty and grace:
You can try to learn either of these art forms and once mastered, you can try out the other ones. Lastly, remember arts and crafts is all about imagination and creativity. Good luck!