Get out into nature and take your child on a leaf hunting expedition. Collect an armful of fallen leaves and head inside (or set up your art-making station outside on the patio or in the grass). Now your child is ready to transform her leaves into a beautiful butterfly!
Here’s What You’ll Need:
· Clear drying school glue
· Card stock or poster board
· Googley eyes
· Tissue paper
· Pom poms
· Optional: markers, craft fathers or pipe cleaners
Here’s What to Do:
1. Glue the leaves onto a piece of paper in a fan shape to make one butterfly wing. Repeat this step to make the second wing.
2. Cut the wings out.
3. Place the wings on another piece of paper. Have your child glue them on to make the general butterfly shape.
4. Create a butterfly body and head. Give your child a few different choices. She can glue a line of pom poms down the center of the wings or glue one pom pom at the top (as a head) and make a clay body.
5. If your child chooses clay, cover it with a textured tissue paper collage. Tear pieces of tissue and have your child ball them up. She can glue them to the clay.
6. Make antennae. Your child can glue two craft fathers, pipe cleaners or draw them on with markers.
7. Glue googley eyes to the head.
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