Saturday, April 30, 2011

Mother's Day Butterfly Craft + Card for Toddlers and Preschool Kids: Project #93

Mother's Day Butterfly Craft + Card
Toddler & Preschool Crafts for all abilities!   
for Ages 2 Years and Up    

Supplies Needed
  • 2 Cupcake Liners
  • Double Sided Tape
  • Craft Stick
  • 2 Googly Eyes
  • Pipe Cleaner
  • White Glue
  • Construction Paper

    Time Needed
    • 20 Minutes
    What To Do
    1. Flatten out the cupcake liners.
    2. On one side of the craft stick write A Mother's Day Greeting.
    3. On the other side of the craft stick put one long strip of double sided tape.
    4. Add googly eyes toward the bottom of one end.
    5. Place cupcake liners onto the craft stick as shown below.
      HINT: You may need an additional piece of tape where they overlap
    6. Use a 2 inch piece of pipe cleaner bent into a "V" shape for the antennae. 
    7. Use white glue to attach the antennae to the butterfly.
    •  To Make it Into A Card
    1. Fold a piece of construction paper in half.
    2. Use double sided tape to place it onto the front of the card.
    3. Add Mother's Day Greeting to Inside and Outside.
    4. Let dry completely. 
    5. ENJOY! You're done! Give your gift and/or card proudly!
    6. Don't Forget to Take a photo and share it with us! You are automatically entered into our WEEKLY GIVEAWAY on our Facebook Page when you post a photo of your finished project and "Like" Us ! Giveaway is randomly selected.

    Why We Love Crafts for Kids
    Art develops creative thinking, provides means of communication and self expression, increases self understanding, strengthens self concepts and confidence, serves as an emotional release, provides decision-making opportunities, develops appreciation for the individuality of others, aids physical coordination, develops work habits and a sense of responsibility, heightens aesthetic awareness and sensitivity, and generates joy!

    For Children with Special Needs  
    Assist your child as much as needed - but allow it to be his project.  Art projects are great for fine motor exercise, and using creativity.

    If your child has a limited attention span, have all supplies ready before having him begin the project.
    This opportunity for hands-on learning with no wrong choices is ideal to foster self esteem as well.
    Substitute any listed supplies for supplies that your child enjoys working with.
    For Older Children
    An older child may want to paint his craft stick first, do his own writing on the card and craft stick, as well as cutting the cupcake liners to the shape of butterfly wings.

    Featured Toys
    Sunny Patch Bella Butterfly Collection
    Each piece of the Sunny Patch Collection of Outdoor Toys features a fun character. Bella Butterfly is a pretty pink butterfly with hearts on her wings and long, beautiful eyelashes. This friendly butterfly can be found on bubble sets, flip flops, rain boots, a bug house (shown left), gardening gloves, hop scotch set, butterfly catching net, picnic set, and even a tunnel! See all Bella Butterfly toys here.
    Featured Book
    "Caterpillar Spring, Butterfly Summer" By Susan Hood and Illustrated By Claudine GĂ©vry. This board book is a beautifully illustrated story about a caterpillar's busy day that features a colorful, fabric covered spring (like a Slinky) that mimics the motion of a crawling caterpillar. On the final page a delightful pop up of a butterfly appears!

    Related Links
    3oo Crafts for Kids
    PLEASE POST IN COMMENTS your opinion of this preschool kids craft and tell us if you enjoyed it and any other ideas that may be similar or could improve it! 

    1 comment:

    Kimbuckjr said...

    Yeah! Another 'genious' craft idea! My daughter has decided to make this for her Grandma for Mother's Day! Your butterfly turned out SO GOSH DARN cute! Thank you so much for sharing your brilliant ideas!!!!
    Oh yeah, MommyBKnowsBest sent me. Thank you VERY much for sponsoring the giveaway over on her bloggy-blog!

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