When I think of all the things I look forward to as the days get warmer and the flowers start blooming butterflies are at the top of my list. They are a fantastic spring theme for teaching life cycles, about bugs ( especially for those kinds not interested in creepy crawlies) and art lessons about mirror images. Oh and butterfly crafts are just fun and beautiful to make!
The Band Aid Butterflies were such a hit last year we made them multiple times, they are quick, low mess and kids get a kick out of using first aid supplies for a craft.
This butterfly offers lots of opportunity to use fine motor skills and makes a cute keepsake too.
Ok so this one is a dragonfly but it’s so pretty! Make a few adjustments and bam! You have a butterfly.
Ok another technicality these are actually lightning bugs but they could pass for butterflies!
Also check out these simple Butterfly Puzzles from my other blog on FamilyEducation.com
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