Friday, September 23, 2016

Caterpillar to Butterfly Metamorphosis Craft

We really loved this craft, shown here (with more instructions in this video. I can't stop thinking about the cute way she calls them "paddle-pop"[? or pad-a-pop?] sticks. Adorable.). There are actually several really cute caterpillar and butterfly crafts on this page, but this one was my favorite because of the way it transforms from caterpillar to butterfly. And we used Sharpie, naturally, instead of painting, because whenever it is possible to make something easier and less messy, I try to do so. :)

We ran out of popsicle sticks after four kids, so for the younger two (who naturally couldn't BEAR to be left out of the craft-making), I improvised with an accordion-folded piece of paper. It worked fine and they were so happy to have their own little caterpillar/butterflies to play with! (Besides the real ones, of course!)
Goldie took it all very seriously.
These girls LOVED telling the story of their caterpillars' life cycles as they played with these.
Malachi's nice fat rainbow caterpillar.
Ky added his own twist by drawing a chysalis on the back of the popsicle sticks, so that you could fold the sides in and let the caterpillar metamorphose inside before changing into a butterfly. Everyone else liked that and copied it on their crafts too. (And Malachi was very pleased with himself for having the caterpillar leave that "Sorry, be in the next picture" sign on the "door" of his chysalis. Ha!)
And here is Malachi's butterfly. So cute!
Seb spent such a long time making his Monarch butterfly beautiful and accurate that he didn't want to spoil the effect by gluing fwuffballs down the thorax (much as he likes fwuffballs).
And here are all the caterpillars…
transformed to beautiful butterflies!

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