March 13, 2014

Paint Chip Butterfly Color Match



As I continue my quest for perfect paint colors (a seemingly never ending quest at this point), I noticed that my girls had also gotten quite a collection of paint swatches. I decided it was time to put some of them to good use!  I chose one in each major color of the rainbow (I left out indigo; terrible I know) and used my butterfly scrapbooking punch to punch out butterflies in each color.



Then I quickly cut some flowers out of felt in the same colors. I set the flowers out and handed the dish of butterflies to Eli.  I showed him how to match the butterflies to the flowers of the same color family.


He did really well except for the really light purple; it confused him a little. Eventually he believed that it was purple.



Since we have been practicing colors, I used some of the other samples to make a cute little color book like this one from Craftulate. I only used one sample for each color though, so it was super quick to make. 




He has really enjoyed his butterflies as well as his color book. Sometimes he does get a little ornery when it comes to the butterflies and he purposely puts them on the wrong color while smirking at me. Then he laughs when I correct him, and he puts them on another wrong color.  At least I know he knows the right color since he avoids them when he is in that sort of mood!

12 comments:

  1. Love this idea! Its so cute and springy!

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  2. What a fun spring idea! I love how easy this would be to make, too :)

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  3. what a great idea! I love all these paint swatch ideas I see!

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  4. I think that I might have to do this for the preschool that I sub at. The kids would love it!!! Now I just have to find the punch because I certainly have the paint chips :)

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  5. I totally understand your quest for that perfect paint color! We have quite a collection of paint chips because of it, too ; ) Love this simple idea!

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  6. Such a great idea Ashley! I especially love the DIY Color Swatch Book and how it keeps everything nice and organized! I'm a bit OCD and go a bit nuts when pieces go missing ;)

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  7. I'm excited to see anything springy these days and this certainly qualifies. Very cute idea. Thank you for sharing.

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  8. What a great idea! fun, educational...........and free. :) Thank you for posting this. Gentle Joy

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  9. What a great activity! I definitely think my daughter would enjoy doing it.

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  10. Love this spring idea! Fun, cute and educational all at the same time! Thank you for joining the Anything Goes linky! You are one of my favorite links - added to the post this week :)

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  11. LOVE, LOVE!! Thanks for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop! You were featured as one of my favorites this week :)

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  12. What a lovely idea and a great way of recycling too.

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