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Paint A Butterfly

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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

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Paint A Butterfly

In this activity (under "Activities"), young learners choose a butterfly and then decorate it with different colors. Learners choose from three butterflies to decorate online, or can print out a blank one to color using markers or crayons. Use this activity to explore symmetry in nature.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 8

Resource Type:

English, Spanish

Materials List (per student)

  • Computer with internet access


  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Animals
  • Mathematics
    • Algebra
      • Patterns
    • Geometry
      • Plane Geometry

Informal Categories

  • Animals
  • Arts and Crafts


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • see color
  • use mouse

Learning styles supported:

  • Links STEM to other topics of interest such as arts and humanities
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


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Access Rights:

  • Free access



  • All Rights Reserved, OMSI, ©2006

Funding Source:

  • NSF ESI, 0229875


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