Here's an ART project follow-up to the earlier lesson on the Like Cycle of the Butterfly. These little magnetic caterpillars can hold up notes on your refrigerator, etc. (Plus the kids can give them as homemade presents.)
- magnetic tape (cut to same length as clothespin)
- small cotton pom poms (green or other fun colors) (approx. 5)
- white glue
- googly eyes (2)
Stick the magnetic tape to the bottom of the clothespin. Glue the pom poms to the top of the clothespin. Then glue the eyes to the front pom pom (the end of the clothespin that opens).
Most supplies can be found in those arts and craft stores or in dollar stores. I like to use the Michael's and A C Moore 40% off coupons!
Eric Carle's book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, is awesome to use for reading or science.
Here are some magnetic wooden butterflies.
- wooden butterfly shape
- magnetic tape (cut to width of butterfly)
- glitter glue (or paint, crayons, or markers)
- Stick the magnetic tape to the bottom of the wooden butterfly shape.
- Decorate the top of the butterfly with the glitter glue (or paint, crayons, or markers).
- Let the glitter glue dry overnight.
The glitter glue usually takes 24 hours to dry, but I think it's worth the wait because the finished projects always look amazing! :)
This activity can also be used as a math lesson on symmetry.