SHARED By: Jamie Weisman, Teacher at York Avenue Preschool

For the past month, our Fours classroom at York Avenue Preschool has been talking about springtime. We have a tree in our classroom, which changes with the seasons. This month, we decided to decorate it with butterflies. We read “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle to help with our butterfly inspiration.

What You’ll Need:

  • Coffee Filters
  • Dot art
  • Clothes Pins
  • Pipe Cleaner

Dot Art

What You’ll Do:
  • Explain what the term “symmetry” means, by showing your child an image of butterfly wings.
  • Take your coffee filter and fold it in half.
  • Dot art the coffee filter on one side, allowing the ink to bleed through to the opposite side.

Butterfly craft

  • Once the ink is dry, open the coffee filter and notice how both sides of the butterfly are symmetrical!

Butterfly Make it Monday

  • Scrunch the coffee filter and place the clothespin in the middle to make butterfly wings.

Clothes Pin Butterfly

  • Attach a piece of pipe cleaner at the top of the clothespin to create the antenna.

Clothes pin Butterfly final

  • Draw a little face on the clothes pin to give your butterfly some personality.
  • Enjoy your beautiful butterfly!
Happy Spring!