Monday, March 18, 2013

Spring Craft - Butterfly Life Cycle - Learning about Metamorphosis

*when finished the butterfly folds accordipn style down into a "caterpillar"

Butterfly Life Cycle Chart- cut into strips small enough to glue to individual Popsicle sticks

Basic How-To Here (use the 2nd craft listed for caterpillar-to-butterfly model)

Blue Paint
Popsicle Sticks
Googlie Eyes
Construction Paper (to make antennas) - I could not get pipe cleaners to glue and stay put for anything!

Pipe Cleaner for body and pom pom for head
Sharpie (to draw wings before painting)
Various Paints & Q-Tips - To dot on colors onto wings
Elmers Glue
Mod Podge - to cover over Life Cycle Chart so it stays put
Masking Tape

This craft was mainly one that I did, having my son dot on the colors of the wings.  He wanted to do this craft but I knew he would be impatient for each step to dry/finish.

In the end, this is a craft that doubles as an activity and also a teaching tool for the life cycle of the butterfly and metamorphosis


  1. Thanks for giving Danielle's Place credit for the popsicle stick craft. I appreciate your consideration. By the way the craft came out great. Carolyn Warvel - Danielle's Place of Crafts and Activities

  2. Hi, this is Carolyn from I wrote the previous comment. I was wondering if you would mind if I used a picture of your folding butterfly craft stick craft on Danielle's Place under the craft directions and put a link back to your blog?