Make A Butterfly
What you'll need
- Paper plate
- Sticky tape
- Textas, paints, or crayons
- Icy pole stick (or other straight item)
- Assorted decorating materials
What is the learning in this activity?
Ages: A craft activity for pre-schoolers
Purpose: Supports fine motor skills - holding scissors, brushes, colouring. Supports language—engaging the child in conversation about colours, shapes, metamorphosis (process of changing from a caterpillar to a butterfly)
1. Cut paper plate in half
2. Cut middle out with a curved shape. These will be the wings.
3. Sticky tape (at the back of the plates) the 2 halves together
4. Stick the icy pole stick on front
5. Now the best part - decorate!! Use paints, textas, crayons, colored paper, stickers, flowers, glitter - whatever you have!* circles cut out of cardboard could be used instead
Qs - How many wings does the butterfly have ? What is a butterfly and where does it come from? How would you like to decorate your butterfly? What colours and textures would you like to use ?
Extension - Find a story about a butterfly, have a look outside to see if you can find any butterflies, or make up a butterfly dance using scarves for fluttering wings.
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