We saw so many butterflies on our morning walk yesterday that we came home to make some of our own. I remembered seeing some butterfly crafts over at The Crafty Crow not long ago and we used one of those examples as our inspiration.
First the boys finger painted on paper plates. This is the first time that Ender has really filled a page with color instead of just painting the center.
After the paintings dried, we cut little triangle notches out of the plates to make wings. I cut for Ezra, and Ender cut his own. I had precut the butterfly bodies so we stapled them on and the boys colored the bodies.
When we finished with everything, we hung them on one of our windows.