Wednesday, March 23, 2011

stART- Coffee Filter Butterflies


A story + Art = A great stART!!!
To celebrate the start of spring we read some Butterfly books...(unfortunately the weather did not get the memo...and actually snowed here in NY )... This week one of the Butterfly books we read was The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle... the caterpillar turns into a beautiful butterfly...

For this weeks project, I had both classes make Coffee Filter Butterflies.... We have done coffee filter crafts quite a bit and I love how fun they are! The kids colored with WASHABLE markers on the white coffee filters, then they sprayed (misted) them to make the colors run... When the filters where mostly dried we gently folded them and put the clothespin and pipe-cleaner on them...

The Tot School Beginnings kids seemed to enjoy the project...but the Preschoolers really liked it and loved flying around the room with them after class..

Braeden coloring his coffee filter...
After they finished coloring, they liked using the spray bottle to mist them...
Braeden misting his project...
Braeden with his finished Butterfly...
The girls coloring their filters...
Ryleigh starting to mist her project... you can see from the picture how the markers look before they got wet....
After the colors started to run...
Ready to attach her clothespin and pipe-cleaner....
For more great stART posts check out A Mommy's Adventures!
For more fun projects check out My Delicious Ambiguity , ABC and 123... Red Ted Art and JDaniel4's Mom

6 comments:

RedTedArt said...

Ooh lovely! We are yet to do some fabulous coffee filter craft like yours. My son would LOVE the water spraying bit!

Thank you for linking up to Kids Get Crafty :-)

Maggy

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Spraying coffee filters, and watching the color run is soooo much fun!

Lindsay said...

I love how these turned out! It has been a while since we have done a coffee filter project over here! Need to fix that! :-)

Our Country Road said...

We have made these in the past and they never get old! Looks like the girls like them too!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love the colors you got! What beautiful butterflies!

Kelly said...

That is one of our favorite projects and books! Visiting from Read.Explore.Learn.