Saturday, 25 January 2014

Caterpillar to Butterfly Craft

We had a wonderful opportunity to observe the metamorphosis of a butterfly from a caterpillar. In order to reinforce the concept that caterpillars change into butterflies, we re-read the ever wonderful The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Little Man and I also did this craft I came across on the DLTK site.

You'll need:
Clothes pegs
Pom poms
White glue
Kitchen paper
Paints (we used our Do A Dot Art Marker and Crayola Finger Paints )

First, we made our caterpillars.

I spread white glue over some wooden clothes pegs.

Then we placed pom poms on the glue, making sure to push the pom poms fiirmly into the glue so that they do not come off easily when we were done.

While the caterpillars were drying, we painted the kitchen paper with the markers.

And paints

Which he spread with a brush.

When the kitchen paper paintings were dry, I gathered them in the middle, length-wise, and secure with the clothes peg caterpillar.

Ta-da! Beautiful butterflies!

Little Man: 1 year 7 months

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