Butterfly update-all four caterpillars have fully transformed into butterflies! The last butterfly emerged at the end of the day!
|One of our butterflies flapping its wings-you can also see a butterfly on the left clinging to the net|
With the rain, we didn't get to go outside for outdoor fun but we had a lot of fun indoors! We made a lovely craft project with coffee filters, clothing pins, markers, pipe cleaners and water. This craft can be done at home too for more butterflies!
First, the kids decorated their individual coffee filters with markers. When the design was completed, we sprayed water on the filters to create an interesting and colorful effect.
|A.K decorates the butterfly wings with dots|
|X.I also creates dots for the wings|
|D.K wanted to stick with orange and black for the monarch butterfly|
|G.A creates zig zag lines and dots|
|O.B drew yellow zig zag lines and yellow dots|
|K.W draws free form brown lines|
|G.S creates a variety of different lines and dots|
|T.S sprays his coffee filter!|
|X.I sprays his coffee filter|
|A close up of X.I's coffee filter/butterfly wings|
|J.M's clothing pin/butterfly body or thorax|
|D.K drew eyes on the sides of the clothing pin|
When the coffee filters dried, they were folded back and forth (sort of like an accordion) and clipped into the clothing pin and then spread out to create the wings!
|D.K's monarch butterfly|
|D.K snapped this photo of J.M, K.W, G.S and G.P's butterflies|