Build a Butterfly!

One of LB's favorite preschool activities during our BUG week was this one! We have played with it several times so far and had so much fun coming up with new and beautiful butterfly designs! Some of the designs are LB's creations, and some are mine. 'Tis fun for all ages! :) Can be used as a great butterfly or bug craft, or even to teach kids colors as you mix and match!

  • Using different colors of craft foam, cut out the following:
    • 3 (or more) butterfly bodies, and draw smiley faces on each of them
    • 3 (or more) pairs of wings
    • 5 (or more) sets of different shapes (about 8-10 of each shape)

Here's what you do:
  • Lay out all the craft foam pieces on the floor or table and show your child how to put them together to create a beautiful butterfly.
  • Then let them do it on their own. It's so fun to see what they come up with! (I was surprised to see LB make his designs so symmetrical and simple. Since he's a wild and rowdy 2 year old, I expected something crazier from him, so it was fun to see how he did it on his own.)
  • Then take them apart and start again!

originally posted 9-2012

You might also like our awesome activity we did using the same idea to build DINOSAURS using craft foam pieces. My kids loved it. Check it out!

And if you're looking for more fun ideas with a Butterfly theme, here are some ideas!
You could make butterfly cookies and decorate them! Or play this super cute butterfly sorting game!

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Vicky @ Mess For Less said...

I love this! How clever and fun! This would be a wonderful addition to a butterfly unit. Pinning!

Katie @ Preschool Inspirations said...

This is so brilliant! Pinning!

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