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Design a butterfly with this quick and fun project for science class!
Create a butterfly stencil by folding a piece of poster board in half and drawing one side of a butterfly’s body and wings. Using Crayola® Scissors cut out the stencil. Use the stencil to create enough butterflies for the entire class.
Give each student a butterfly cutout, Crayola® Washable Markers, Crayola® Construction paper, and Crayola® No-Run School Glue.
Instruct students to draw a design on their butterfly using markers. Encourage the students to use construction paper to create 3D elements on the thorax and head. This can be a creative project or research based depending upon your needs. If it is research based, ask the students to try to recreate the wing pattern of a real butterfly. If the project is creative, ask the students to create an original design.
Once all glue is dry on the front, ask each student to glue a piece of twine to the backs of their butterflies. This twine will allow you to hang butterflies around the classroom or on a bulletin board for display.
Once the students’ work is complete, ask them to find a partner to discuss the artistic attributes of their butterflies. Pose these questions: Can you identify the following parts on your partner’s butterfly: head, thorax, abdomen and wings? Can you explain how the color pattern on your butterfly is useful in their environment?
Wild horses from the west can be created with simple handprints and crayon, using Crayola® Multicultural Paint and Crayo
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