Fly Away, Butterfly

Fly Away, Butterfly craft

What insect is solar powered and tastes with its legs? Find out about a butterfly's life cycle in this colorful game. Make it and play with friends!

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    Discover the stages in a butterfly's life cycle. What happens at each stage: egg, chrysalis, caterpillar, and butterfly? Look at pictures of each stage. Make a game about a butterfly's life, from the egg to when it flies away.

  • 2.

    To make your game board, cut lots of construction paper squares with Crayola® Scissors. Arrange them in a curving path on a recycled file folder. Attach with Crayola School Glue. Dry.

  • 3.

    Use Crayola Super Tips Washable Markers to indicate where the game will start and end.

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    On some of the squares, write directions. For example, players could move ahead or go back 1, 2, or 3 spaces. Use your imagination to make your game challenging! Players could go back because their eggs got caught in a spider's web. Maybe a caterpillar ge

  • 5.

    Use Crayola Washable Markers to add pictures of the life cycle of the butterfly along the game path.

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    Shape a die with Crayola Model Magic. Make small circles with another color of modeling compound. Do you know the proper order for placing the dots on the die? Glue them on your die. Dry overnight.

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    To play the game, each player gets a golf-ball sized chunk of Model Magic. Take turns rolling the die. Follow the directions on each of the squares to transform your Model Magic first into an egg, then a caterpillar, a chrysalis, and finally a beautiful b

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    The first butterfly to land safely at home wins the game. Store the Model Magic in a sealed container to keep it moist for the next game. Or save your game pieces as souvenirs of fly-away fun with friends.