How to Paint an Easy Rainbow Butterfly

butterfly final

Rainbow Butterflies are always a popular choice. This is a fast and easy one that you can do with just a brush.


Medium #4 Round Brush
Small Round #1 (1/16″) Brush

paper towels or cloth
water container
(optional) Fine Mist Spray bottle with water
optional) Baby wipes

Colors used in this picture:

Black Face Paint
White Face Paint
Yellow Face Paint
Orange Face Paint
Red Face Paint
Purple Face Paint
Blue Face Paint

Add on:
Amerikan Body Art Cosmetic Glitter – Holographic Bubblegum Pink (Sheer)
Amerikan Body Art Cosmetic Glitter – Holographic White (Sheer)


1.Starting with the medium round brush, paint two rounded teardrop shapes to start the design.


2.Add orange on each side, then add two additional underneath to start the bottom wings.



3. Add red to the outer edge



4. Add purple, and blue.



5. Now that you have plenty of rainbow color, outline with black. Add the body and the antennas  as well.

butterfly final


Add glitter to the design to really make it stand out.  Photos don’t seem to capture how sparklie and pretty it really makes the colors and design look.  To add glitter you can simply dip your finger in water, then dip into the glitter. Place glitter with your finger by gently tapping where you want it to go.

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