Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Magnetic Butterfly Glitter Glue Craft

Here's an easy fun craft to do with kids!

  • small wooden butterfly shapes
  • glitter glue
  • magnetic tape
  • scissors

  • Cut magnetic tape to the same width as the wooden butterfly shape.
  • Attach the magnetic tape to the back of the butterfly shape.
  • Have students decorate the butterflies with glitter glue.
  • Allow the glue time to dry (sometimes 24 hours!!!)
  • Use the butterfly as a magnet on refrigerators, etc.

Math Extension (for older students)
  • Have the students use symmetry when decorating their butterfly.

Reading and Science Extensions

  • Read books about butterflies and the butterfly life cycle.

From Caterpillar to Butterfly (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 1)  The Very Hungry Caterpillar Pop-Up Book National Audubon Society Pocket Guide to Familiar Butterflies Of North America (National Audubon Society Pocket Guides)

Caterpillars, Bugs & Butterflies (Take Along Guide)      Butterflies of North America (Kaufman Field Guides)      Audubon Butterflies - A Field Guide to North American Butterflies

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