I originally saw this over at No Time For Flashcards and thought it would be a fun and easy craft for us to do. Here are the instructions!
This craft is super simple and fun – it took us maybe 10 minutes.
First, go out and find leaves that still have the stems attached. Pick leaves that would look like good butterfly wings! I had to search a little bit through all the narrow leaves to find some nice broad ones.
Draw the body of the butterfly on a piece of cardboard. While your child decorates it, cut the stems off the leaves and save them, as they will become the antennae for your butterfly.
Once your child is done, cut the body out of the cardboard and flip it over. Attach the ‘antennae’ to the back with glue or tape. Do the same with the ‘wings’.
Flip back over and add googly eyes, a mouth, and other decorations if you wish. Curly added glitter glue to the body to add some necessary sparkle.
And walla! A leaf butterfly.
Do you have any fun and easy autumn crafts you would like to share?
I have been absent for several weeks now from this blog. We have simply been very busy around here, and something had to give! We have been taking a break from themed art projects, but we have still been reading, reading, reading!
The leaves have been dropping like crazy here up north, and I am loving it. Autumn is my favorite season. It’s a shame it doesn’t last longer.
Here are some books I picked up at the library about leaves! Click on the covers to learn more about each book; the link will bring you to Amazon.
Our favorites were The Little Yellow Leaf and Leaf Man. Honestly, I loved them all! I had a hard time finding any autumn books at the library, actually; I think many parents had my same idea! Here are some more I looked for but couldn’t find:
Fall Leaves by Liesbet Slegers
Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert
Autumn is Here! by Heidi Pross Gray
It’s Fall! by Linda Glaser
We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger
Awesome Autumn by Bruce Goldstone
Autumn Leaves by Ken Robbins
Mouse’s First Fall by Lauren Thompson