Monday, September 3, 2012
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle Baggie Butterflies
The Very Hungry Caterpillarby Eric Carle is a classic book that is loved by many preschoolers! The artwork in this picture book-- and for that matter, all of Eric Carle's picture books-- is full of beautiful colors. Carle created his work from sketches and colorful tissue paper, which is a great technique to use with children to create their own work of art. I'll share more on that in a later post.
Today, I want to share a cute, quick, inexpensive way to create beautiful butterflies like the one at the end of Carle's book.
The supplies you will need for this Picture Book Craft include:
*Zipper-top plastic bags
*Pipe cleaners or twist ties (for the antenna)
*Small jiggle eyes (optional)
*Colorful items for filling the bags (tissue paper, buttons, beads, tinsel, silk flowers, etc.)
L to R: Butterfly filled with flowers from Hawaiian Lei; Butterfly filled with cut tissue paper squares; Butterfly filled with Christmas tinsel; Mini Butterfly made with small baggie and filled with micro beads; Butterfly filled with Buttons.
Try different fillings for your butterflies-- have fun with what you have on hand! Don't be afraid to fill butterflies with shaving cream or paint-- just look around-- this one is super cheap, and easily modified to fit what you already have!