Where does a butterfly get its food? Well, from a pretty flower, so let’s make one.
You will need coloured paper cut into 1 cm strips and glue.
- For the flower:
- Stem: fold one long strip of green paper in half lengthways for the stem. Bend two of the shorter green strips ind glue the ends together. Glue to the stem.
- Fold four short strips of coloured paper in half. Place a dab of glue on the outside of one end and bring the other end around to stick and form a heart shape. Repeat with three other short pieces. Using a dab of glue, glue the four hearts to the stem.
- For the butterfly:
- Fold one short strip in half lengthways. Trim one end to form the feelers and the other the bottom of the body.
- Fold two short strips in half, place a dab of glue on the outside of one end and bring the other in to stick and form a heart shape. Repeat with the other short piece.
- Glue the ‘wings’ to the body.
Have fun creating flowers and butterflies to sip the nectar and don’t forget to talk about the lifecycle of the butterflies!