Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Butterfly Life Cycle Craft

Today we read From Caterpillar to Butterfly From Caterpillar to Butterfly  (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 1)

and made a life cycle of the butterfly.

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Our caterpillar eggs are tiny pompoms we glued to a leaf

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Aiden glued pompoms together to make a caterpillar.

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To make the chrysalis, the kids covered a plastic egg with white Crayola Model Magic,  added a hook screw to the top before the clay dried as a way to hang it, and painted it brown.

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Our butterfly is also made out of a plastic egg.  Emily cut out the wings and I assembled everything with the hot glue gun (head, antenna, and proboscis ~ we didn’t want him to get thirsty!).

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We hung everything on a tree branch that I attached to the wall.

 

~Cindy

9 comments:

Mommy Moment said...

This is such a super cute craft/activity! I would LOVE for you to link it up to my work of art Wednesday post that will be posted tomorrow mid morning.

Jody
http://mommymoment.ca

Ticia said...

Way super cute!

Joy said...

Too cute! Thanks for sharing!

Brimful Curiosities said...

I love the chrysalis!

Virginia Lee said...

The chrysalis is beautiful. You have some wonderful craft ideas. I also love how they are muliti level. Challenging parts for your daughter, easier parts for your son. Homeschooling together is the best!

Corina said...

Very cool!! Thanks for sharing!

Lynette said...

I'm new to your blog -- and I LOVE YOUR IDEAS! Thank you. :) :)

Lindsay said...

Very cute life cycle crafts :-)! I love the cocoon :-)

Mommy Moment said...

Thanks so much for linking up! Tomorrow we will have another link-up!

Your posts are GREAT!!!

Jody

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