Monday, July 19, 2010

Yesterday we made balancing butterflies.  This projected was featured on Childhood Magic and it is quite a magical activity to do with children.  First I made a symmetrical butterfly template by folding a piece of paper in half and cutting out my design.  Then I traced the design onto watercolor paper and the children painted them.  To make the butterflies float you must evenly apply pennies to the underside of each top wing.  We used tape...I am not good with super glue:)

Once secure the butterflies will magically float!  We had a blast with these butterflies!  The children walked around all day with them balanced on their noses, heads, shoulders, and toes:)  I must say I equally enjoyed the whimsical quality of these creatures....(she types as a butterfly alights her shoulder).