Beautiful butterfly coloring template for boundless creativity
Hardly any other creature is as colorful and varied as a butterfly. If you want to encourage the creativity and imagination of your child, this free printable butterfly coloring template is perfect. With this image, your children will be able to use all of their favorite colors to fill in the picture of this beautiful insect – anything is possible with their imagination. Coloring is an artistic process that helps improve concentration and at the same time reduces stress therapeutically. Thus the coloring sheet featuring a butterfly helps your child to find peace and relaxation. The little ones are free to fill in the butterfly image as they wish and can even draw the wing pattern with imaginative details.
Butterfly Coloring Pages - how to color
To color any of these butterflies, you will need markers, crayons, or colored pencils. You don't have to use any particular brand, as they will all give you beautiful results. By far the most well known brand of these common art materials is Crayola. Some colors recommended to have on hand would be white, yellow, or purple. Bright, cheerful colors look best when shading the outline of the insect.
Consider using various pinks, reds and even bright blue when filling in your butterfly coloring pages. Another option is to add some glitter glue or sticky gems on the body of the butterfly when you are finished to give it a sparkly shine. Then you can cut them out along the edges of the paper and hang in a window!
Picture from Amelie, 8 Years old
Interesting Facts about Butterflies
Did you know that butterflies aren't only just something pretty to look at? These are truly amazing creatures that go through a transformation from caterpillar to butterfly! What starts as something long, sometimes hairy, and with many legs eventually develops a cocoon around itself. While inside, it develops wings and eventually breaks out to fly! A well known variety of butterfly is called a Monarch. This insect has shades of bright orange and black throughout it's body, and even goes through a migration every year down to the southern portion of North America during the winter. This type of butterfly enjoys the milkweed plant for it's food.
In addition, there are over 17,000 types of butterflies that exist in the world. They can come in all different varieties of shapes and colors. There are butterflies that are less than a half inch in length, as well as a species that is over 9 inches long!
Sometimes people get confused between a moth and a butterfly. Moths when resting usually have their wings laying open, while butterflies do the opposite and rest with them together.
Butterflies usually eat nectar from the flower blossom. They are attracted to brightly colored flowers and land on them. They use their long tongue called a proboscis to drink the nectar from the center of it, like a straw. These wonderful insects spend almost half their time looking for food to eat on a given day. They need lots of energy to fly around! Flying from flower to flower looking for nectar means that butterflies are important pollinators.
Picture from Milana Valentina, 4 Years old, Zurich
Children have always enjoyed watching these amazing creatures flutter around outdoors. The best place to find them in the wild is an open field in the summer. Try setting up a picnic in the grass and just sit still, waiting and watching for butterflies. If you are really lucky, one may land on you! Planting colorful bushes in your yard will increase your chances of seeing them as well. In the meantime, enjoy filling in your own butterfly coloring pages!
Are you looking for beautiful butterfly coloring pages for your child? Check out a free printable pattern below for download via pdf! You and your child can have hours of fun drawing together these beautiful images of an iconic Spring insect - the butterfly!