Posted by Mel Aguilar

Back to school is upon us again and continuing with the season we have another great chalk art DIY that kids will love!

Today’s project - spoon butterflies using liquid chalk markers! This is a perfect project for teachers for a class craft, or an activity a babysitter can do with the kids if parents want to actually go out, or an after school activity to entertain the kids to keep them from swinging from the chandeliers. 

DIY Chalkboard Spoon Butterflies To Jazz Up Back-To-School Season

chalkboard butterfly spoon

Butterflies, for me, signify a new beginning which is perfect for back to school season. It is time to start a new school year and spread those big, bright, and bold wings! Plus, this is a chance to use recycled materials such as plastic spoons - I have some left over from a family picnic.

You only need a few things to make this DIY project:

  1. A pair of scissors
  2. Spoons - in any size
  3. Fuzzy sticks for the butterfly’s antennae. Don’t have fuzzy sticks on hand? Straws or paper clips can work.
  4. Self-adhesive chalkboard contact paper - a perfect base for our project. This will be used for the butterfly’s wings. This is my most used base, simply because is easy to remove and reposition if I make a mistake.
  5. Neon liquid chalk markers in different colors to color the wings with.
  6. Black liquid chalk marker
  7. And your imagination!

chalkboard butterfly spoon

Let’s get started:

  • First things first, we need to make the wings. Using two pieces of chalkboard contact paper, fold it in half. One one side, draw an outline of a butterfly’s wings. To make sure you get your measurement of the wings correctly, use the length of the spoon from the neck to handle for the body.
  • Once you’re done making the outline, you should end up with two pairs of butterfly wings of the same shape and size. It is time to color them using your neon liquid chalk markers! Be creative with your wings and let your imagination run free. After all, there are hundreds of different types of butterflies around the world with different shaped wings and colors.
  • Once you’re done coloring the butterfly wings, peel off the protective cover off of the chalkboard paper, position the butterfly’s spoon body (with the back of the spoon facing) in front of you and stick on the first pair of wings.
  • On the other side of the body, grab your fuzzy sticks and create the antennae. Make the long end twirly or straight as you choose. As for the remaining length of the fuzzy stick, it will be hidden along the spoon handle.
  • Using the second pair of wings, repeat step 3. Position the second sheet on top of the first pair of wings and hide the remaining fuzzy stick between the sheets.
  • Using a black liquid chalk marker, draw a smiling face on the outside of the head of the spoon.

And voila! You now have your very own DIY chalkboard spoon butterfly. This is a perfect class craft for teachers or the perfect activity after school. 

Again, there are so many things you can do with liquid chalk markers! It's endless!

Try using neon liquid chalk markers today and never be afraid to make mistakes - especially if you have a cleaning kit on hand!

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