Crafts for Kids - Butterfly-Making for Young Entomologists

This article is reprinted from the website of the National Network for Child Care.*

Fact Sheet for Download

Here are step-by-step instructions for making a butterfly model for those who work with young children.

The butterfly making activity publication teaches them the parts of an insect, the butterfly life cycle, and how insects are part of our environment. Educators working with young children can use this activity with reading stories about butterflies, accompany creating a butterfly garden, and other agriculture in the classroom activities. Most of the materials used are recycled and easy to obtain.

Published by the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources (March 2003).

*The National Network for Child Care unites the expertise of many of the nation's leading universities through the outreach system of Cooperative Extension. Our goal is to share knowledge about children and child care from the vast resources of the landgrant universities with parents, professionals, practitioners, and the general public. We network with committed individuals around the country to bring you practical information and resources that will be useful to you in your everyday work with children.

Cooperative Extension has an 80 year history of working in the areas of child care and early childhood development. Our outreach efforts strongly impact international, national, state, and local efforts. We teach and work in almost every county (approximately 3150) in the US.

National Network for Child Care is supported by the Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and CYFERNet - the Cooperative Extension System's Children, Youth, and Family Network.

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