The butterfly is a flying flower,
the flower is a tethered butterfly..
- Ponce Denis
I have always been fascinated by butterflies all my life and even as a kid I used to run after butterflies as they attracted me but I never tried to catch them. I have had butterflies sitting over the back of my hand, my shoulders and on my feet many times. I grew up, but the love for butterflies remain !!
I do try wearing some butterfly accessories sometimes in my hair and I'm always looking for more lovelies, with more colors and patterns. These are the two I wear often and love them: a blue butterfly hair clip and a butterfly wreath.
Well, working with kids one needs to grow own fantasy as well. Because of my never-ending love for butterflies, I choose to make butterflies out of paper for pre-school kids. This activity is really easy and fun to do at home, you don't need a lot of materials and it's quick and I'm sure the kids will love it. This can be done with kids of 4-5 years with adult supervision.
Here's sharing how to prepare one:
What you need:
How to make:
- Fold the paper in a triangle as shown.
- Fold the remaining rectangle as shown in the picture.
- Cut out the rectangle part from the paper and discard it.
- Now you are remaining with a square with a fold in between.
- Carefully cut the paper along the fold.
- You will get two triangles as shown in the picture.
- Begin folding one of the triangles in a zig-zag pattern as shown. Make sure to use small folds.
- Begin to fold the other triangle too in the same way. You can use paper of another color for second triangle to make two-colored butterfly.
- Place both the folded papers with the shorter side together as shown in the picture.
- Press together and bind in the center with the thread and make a small knot as shown in the picture.
- Begin to open and flatten the folded portion from one side as shown in the picture to spread as wings.
- Repeat for all four sides. Lovely two-colored butterfly is ready.
- Butterfly can be made in a single color as well.
- Or in different sizes.