It’s that time again! Mama Teach Us is back and in full force as my little Bees and I have been busy crafting and exploring different art projects.
Keeping with the theme of Spring, we made these little critters this week!
Aren’t they beautiful?
I got the idea from my job share partner who made them with our class. They turned out so well, I had to take a picture of one of them to show my girls.
Once the girls saw the pretty butterfly, they wanted to make one too!
So here’s what we used:
- one coffee filters
- markers (including dried-out markers that you were about to throw out)
- spray bottle (you can also just sprinkle on the water but the kids love using the spray bottle)
- one chenille stem
- fishing wire (if you want your butterflies to float through the air)
1. Draw on your coffee filter. I left our book on insects and bugs open to the butterfly page for inspiration but did not insist that the children stick to the colors and patterns of real butterflies.
2. Spray the coffee filter lightly so that the colors blend. (If you have dried-out markers, once the coffee filter is wet you can use these to draw more on the filter.)
3. Let the filter dry and then accordion-fold each separately.
4. Fold the chenille stem in half and twist together at the fold about an inch up.
5. Insert the coffee filter between the two stems and then continue twisting until you are about an inch and a half from the top.
6. Using the tip of a pencil, curl down the two ends of the chenille stems to form antennae.
Once the girls were done making their butterflies, we put them on display on the french doors in our kitchen. Spring has beautifully sprung in our home!
How about yours?
Stay tuned for next week as the girls will be sharing their paper plate flower art project with you!