Friday, 24 February 2012

Butterflies

The tail end of this week has been tying up the Hungry Caterpillar topic.
The lovely butterflies you can see above were make from thick card and lolly-pop sticks.
The intention of this craft was focusing on symmetry. I wasn't sure how well this would go, and while I doubt either of the boys would remember talking about symmetry now they did both understand the concept at the time.

Lots of pretty butterflies all up on the wall. Nice and cheery for spring!

You could say that we got a bit carried away with doing butterfly prints. Honestly butterflies are such a great way to introduce symmetry ;-)
We had so many butterflies in the end that I had to call time on the printing before we completely ran out of drying space.
To round off each boy made a nice little book about the life cycle of a butterfly (though in Moo's book  he opted for a funky blue leaved plant). Moo doesn't actually want to stop doing the Hungry Caterpillar topic but I'm all out of ideas to go any further!

2 comments:

Angela said...

The butterflies are fab! You may have done this previously but we watched the whole metamorphosis thing last summer by buying a kit from Insect Lore. You could find your own caterpillars and make your own kit instead. My blog post has the details of the kit. http://themasterplanandme.blogspot.com/search?q=butterflies

Ella said...

Thanks, I'll take a look at the kits ^_^