Mexico: Monarch Butterfly
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Mexico: Monarch Butterfly

Every year, millions of Monarch butterflies migrate from Canada and the United States to Mexico. That’s a 2,000-mile trip. Make yours to keep yours to keep yours to keep closer to home!

Age Range: 6-8
Messy Rating:
1 2 3 4 5
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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 Chenille Pipe Cleaners Solid Colors, small

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 Wiggle Eyes, small

Wiggle Eyes

 

Material List

  • Creatology™ Wiggle Eyes, 4mm
  • Aleene’s® Fast Grab™ Tacky Glue
  • Sharpie® Marker - Black
  • Yarn - Black
  • Craft Stick, Mini
  • Construction Paper (or Cardstock) - Orange and Black
  • Paint Pen - White
  • Creatology™ Chenille Stem - Yellow
  • Scissors
 

Project Instructions

Trace butterfly patterns onto the construction paper or cardstock. Use the black paper for the larger wings, orange for the smaller wings.

Glue the orange wings on top of the black wings, centering.

Using the white paint pen, make different size dots around the butterfly on the black portion of the wings. 

Using a black Sharpie® marker, draw a design on the orange portion of the wings.

Color a mini craft stick using the black Sharpie®, then wrap black yarn around the stick. Secure the loose end on the back with glue.

Glue the stick to the center of the butterfly wings.

Cut a small piece of yellow chenille stem and fold in half. Glue to the back of the wrapped craft stick at the top. Trim to desired length for antennae. Once the glue is dry, curl or twist them.

Glue on tiny wiggle eyes