My daughter really loves butterflies, she tries to catch them all the time. A few months back her Kindergarten class did a project where they raised some caterpillars and watched them build their cocoons then turn into butterflies. The whole class did a document where they got to draw pictures of the entire process and talk about each stage of the transformation.
Needless to say my daughter thought this whole thing was pretty cool. She talked about it a lot and was really excited when the butterflies finally emerged from the cocoons and they set them free. I wanted to do this with the girls this summer but with us going to visit family the timing was just off.
So I thought it would be fun to make some yarn butterflies of our own for her to keep. She was so excited about making these and has been playing with them for a few days now. They are pretty simple to make I did however help her with putting the buttons on the pipe cleaners but she was able to do all the rest herself. Once the excitement is over and she is done playing with them, I plan on hanging them from the ceiling in her room, I just think they would look so cute flying around the room!
Yarn (any color)
Buttons (2 big 2 smaller per butterfly)
Craft Sticks (2 per butterfly)
Pipe cleaner (1 per butterfly)
Then repeat for the other side of your X
Repeat on other end of pipe cleaner