Last year around this time, I posted this butterfly craft tutorial as a memorial craft that also welcomes in spring. This year, I collaborated with My Sibling Still illustrator Joshua Wichterich to bring you this beautiful butterfly coloring page!
For those who have read My Sibling Still, you know that the blue butterfly in the illustrations is a representation of the sibling who has died. We see the butterfly lovingly and playfully interact with the little boy and his family.
You may have also noticed that there are other butterflies that flitter by other children and families. One is a pink butterfly that hovers near a family taking a picture in the park. In the next page, it is revealed that the pink butterfly represents a child the family lost.
Each butterfly in the book is uniquely colored and beautiful. Joshua and I thought that it would be neat to offer kids a coloring sheet in which they can color their butterfly to represent their own sibling who has died.
So here it is! Download the coloring page by clicking the download icon below!
I hope that your family finds this activity helpful in your grieving journey. If your child completes this coloring page and would like to share it, feel free to send a picture of it to mlacourrege1 (at) gmail (dot) com. I would love to display it on my "Art Spotlight" page!