Friday, February 25, 2011


 We're currently studying spring, which means the study of insects.  After singing our Insect Song (forthcoming), we took the time to make butterflies.

You'll need:
paints (we use watercolors)
coffee filters
pipe cleaners

Have each child paint their coffee filter.  The porous nature of the filter, along with the watercolors, gives a nice pastel effect.

Once the filter dries, take a pipe cleaner and shape into  U.  Twist a couple of time to make the "abdomen".

Scrunch the filter, pinching the center.

Put that center in the middle of the pipe cleaner and twist another couple of times.

"Bend" the remaining ends of the pipe cleaner to be the antenna.  Then unfold/straighten out the "wings" of the butterfly.


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