Tissue Paper Butterfly Hunt
Springtime, with its sunny skies, warm sun and blossoming flowers is the perfect time for your child to chase butterflies. By creating her own butterfly net and paper butterflies, your child can capture butterflies inside or out, even on the rainiest of days!
What You Need:
- Wood embroidery hoop, small
- Net bag, (found on vegetables like onions or brussels sprouts)
- Low-temp hot glue gun, with parental supervision
- Wooden dowel rod
- Construction paper, various colors
What You Do:
- Help your child to place the edges of the net bag over the inner hoop of the embroidery hoop, then latch the top hoop over the bag and screw it into place. The bag will be secured between the two hoops.
- Have your child watch as you hot glue the wooden dowel rod to the outer edge of the embroidery hoop, creating a handle for the butterfly net.
- Encourage your child to fold a sheet of construction paper in half, vertically, so it's thin and tall.
- Have her draw half of a butterfly, (one wing and half the body) starting at the folded edge. She can repeat this until half-butterflies fill the fold of the paper.
- Keeping the paper folded, she can cut out the half-butterflies, and unfold them into whole butterflies.
- She can lay out the butterflies around the inside or outside of the house, or toss them in the air and try to capture them with her butterfly net.