• 3D , Shape/ Form
• The student will create a 3D butterfly and torn paper flower
• Students will be able to identify the three body parts of a butterfly by pointing to them on the butterfly they have created.
Collage, form, texture, shape, symmetrical
Step 1: Paint a canvas board the color of your choice.
Step 2: Take a piece of construction or colored paper and tear out petal shapes. The shapes can be rounded or come to a point.
Step 3: Cut out a large circle for the center of the flower. A template can be used to create the circle.
Step 4: Lightly draw a larger circle in the center of the background. Be sure the drawn circle is much larger than the center of your flower.
Step 5: Use the sketched circle as your guide and glue down the petals around the circle. Glue the center of your flower.
Step 6: Working on a piece of paper, roll a small amount of clay into a ball. Then, roll out the clay into a 7- to 8-inch coil or snake. Repeat this process 3 more times. You will need 4 coils.
Step 7: Roll each snake into a circle.
Step 8: Take a small piece of clay and roll it into a sausage-shape to create the butterfly's body.
Step 9: Score (scratch into) the side of your coils, add a little water and press the pieces together to join the coil wings to the butterfly's body.
Step 10: Place the butterfly on a piece of plastic and allow it to dry.
Step 11: Paint your butterfly using acrylic paint and glitter paint. Set aside to dry.
Step 12: Add circles or lines to the middle of the flower using markers or crayons.
Step 13: Glue your butterfly to the center of your flower and allow it to dry.
Resources and Related Books:
- Parts of a butterfly handout
- Symmetry butterfly drawing activity
- Señorita Mariposa Hardcover by Ben Gundersheimer (Mister G) (Author), Marcos Almada Rivero (Illustrator)
- Velma Gratch and the Way Cool Butterfly Paperback by Alan Madison (Author), Kevin Hawkes (Illustrator)
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle