Picture of a karner blue butterfly mask with dark blue and black marker coloring
Picture of a series of crafts made with kids fingerprints on a lupine stem
picture of a paper mobile made of the stages of the Karner Blue Butterfly life cycle
three images of tye dye from lupine fest
Lupine Fest


Springtime is an inspiration for artists of all ages!

Explore the craft projects below that celebrate wild blue lupine and the Karner blue butterfly.
We’ve also included a guide to tie-dying at home, a nod to our beloved Lupine Fest tradition!

KBB Mask

KBB Mask Template Download


Karner Blue Mobile

Instructions (Click to download for print)

Life Cycle Shapes Template (Click to download for print)


Fingerprint Lupine

Fingerprint Lupine Template Download

Tie Dye

Tie Dye is one of Lupine Fest’s most popular activities. We wanted to pass along the instructions for you to tie dye at home, even though we cannot all be together this year! Show us your tie dye on social media with the hashtag #AlbanyLupineFest!

Download Instructions for Tye Dye


Join us for live instruction!

We have free Nature Journaling, Painting and Photography classes for teens and adults. Make a reservation.

Lupine Seek-and-Find

Download and print our Lupine-themed seek and find above!