Blot painting butterflies must be a childhood staple art form. I am sure most people have tried them at some point and I myself have fond memories of making many wonderful blotty butterflies. So here is a little spin on our childhood favourite .... Blot Painting Aliens! This craft was inspired by Liam's current interest in the book Aliens Love Underpants by Claire Freedman. I think the best part of blot painting with kids is that each piece of artwork is unique just like the children that made them.
You will need
Scrap Paper - optional
1. Fold you piece of paper in half so it has a nice fold line then unfold it
2. Ask your child to paint on one half making sure they get paint right up to the fold line
3. Refold the paper
4.Rub the paper gently
5. Carefully unfold the paper
6. Add googly eyes to make your paintings into aliens. With scraps of paper you could also add a mouth, nose or any other features you Alien might need
7. Leave to dry
Neevah's Scary Alien
Liams 'Lots of Eyes' Alien
Even I got in on the fun creating this Alien and the one at the top of the page
You may need to try it a few times to get something Alien shaped. Neevahs first go was distinctly butterfly like but she soon got the hang of making Aliens.