Lots of Butterfly thoughts and activities are still floating though our home...
I am always on the look out for craft ideas, and new books, especially books filled with recommend crafts for the Liturgical year. So, this morning, I was excited to see that Ann Ball just published a new book called Crafty Catholic Kids! PLUS, she has a few sample crafts to try out on her website including a Butterfly Box.
What perfect timing!!!
It is a pdf file, which you can print out or save for later!
I modified the directions slightly. Instead of tracing the paper, I printed the pattern right onto a piece of card stock. Twinkle Toes choose pink, of course. She cut along the solid lines, and I helped her cut around the butterfly's wings.
Next she folded on the dotted lines, and added a bit of glue.
You can decorate it however you'd like. We decided to use a gold paint pen to color the butterfly and then add a few brads. We kept it simple, but this is where you could really use your imagination.
This is such a fun craft for little girls, and perfect for the Easter season since Butterflies have been a symbol of the Resurrection since ancient times.
Looks like I just might have to order Crafty Catholic Kids!