Friday, June 11, 2010

doodlebugs 6.11.10, butterfly smash art

for this activity, the kids painted on some pre-cut construction paper butterflies and then folded them in the middle to "smash" the paint together, creating a symmetrical design on both sides.

we had scissors, too, just in case they wanted to give cutting their own butterflies a try, which of course they did!

we just had to read an old favorite, eric carle's "the very hungry caterpillar", as our opener to this one.

a little stroke of genius came when they decided to paint the outsides of their butterflies brown to resemble cocoons... love it.

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