Clothespin Butterfly – Take & Make Craft for Kids
This month’s Kids Take and Make Craft is a clothespin butterfly. Butterflies are herbivores that eat plants and leaves. These insects have been around for over 56 million years and have three separate body parts and six legs. Egg, larvae, pupa, and adult are the four stages in the life cycle of a butterfly.
Let’s make a clothespin butterfly craft!
- 1 Clothespin
- 2 Sticker Eyes
- 4 Pompoms
- 1 Piece of Tissue Paper
Step 1: Gather materials needed.
Step 2: Put a sticker on one pompom. You may need to glue sticker on.
Step 3: Glue 4 pompoms on the clothespin. Let the glue dry for several hours.
Step 4: Pinch the tissue paper in half. Squeeze the clothes pin and put the tissue paper inside. Spread out the tissue paper to make the wings. ENJOY!
Check out caterpillar and butterfly materials through the Library.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Butterfly, Butterfly [a Book Of Colors] by Petr Horacek
Butterfly by Louise Spilsbury
The Life Cycle of A Butterfly by Bobbie Kalman
The Prince Of Butterflies by Bruce Coville
Check out these websites to learn more about butterflies and caterpillars!
Learn about Butterflies and Moths at The Children’s Butterfly Site.
Learn about the Butterfly through the San Diego Zoo.
Learn about The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Its Life Cycle through National Geographic.
Read why Kids like Caterpillars through the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.
Watch How a Caterpillar Becomes a Butterfly through Sci Show Kids! on YouTube.
Learn about the Butterfly Life Cycle from The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.
Watch an Interactive Lesson about the Butterfly from PBS Learning Media.