Well it’s still Winter here. Saturday brought us large snowflakes, and yes it was beautiful, but I am still ready for Spring! My kids are itching for more time to run and jump in the warm breeze! And I’m itching for easier ways to tire them out! Despite the snow we’re continuing to Celebrate Spring with these beautiful Easy Paper Butterflies Craft.
WHAT YOU NEED TO THE EASY PAPER BUTTERFLIES CRAFT
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AREAS OF DEVELOPMENT ENHANCED BY MAKING THE EASY PAPER BUTTERFLIES CRAFT
fine motor development
HOW TO MAKE THE EASY PAPER BUTTERFLIES CRAFT
Begin by folding the colored paper in half and drawing half of a butterfly shape.
Cut along the line making sure to not cut the folded part. If this is too tricky for your child (I helped Quinn) cut out the butterfly yourself.
Creating butterflies is a wonderful opportunity to teach older children about symmetry. Look at photographs of butterflies to observe how they are the same on each side, then have your child create his own symmetrical butterflies.
If you have little ones like mine simply give your child the opportunity to decorate paper butterflies.
We created a butterfly sanctuary by taping our butterflies around the entrance to our living room. Quinn said “Every time you pass under the butterflies they will make people happy so we hug and kiss each other.” Sounds good to me!