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Let’s make butterflies! (3)

TAL Heart butterly

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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!

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