No Sew Felt – Butterfly Metamorphosis
Posted by No Circ is Whole Son!
After creating my No-Sew Transforming Toad, I had to make the same with the butterfly.
If you notice, I left a pocket behind the tree trunk by only partially gluing the tree. This way, the little caterpillar can go in one side and the big caterpillar will come out the other. Also, the egg is hidden under a leaf. And, the “dirt” at the bottom, is only partially glued to act as a pocket for the butterfly and pupa. The egg is only partially glued behind the leaves (same for all the leaves actually) so that they form pockets for hiding our creatures in or behind.
I used Aleene’s Tacky glue in the bronze brownish bottle for gluing.
I found this great butterfly metamorphosis poster @
Also, while the milk weed looks more like a tree (oops), at least it gives me an option to repurpose this craft later. Since the “soil” is a pocket, we can plant flower seeds in it and make them grow too! And, we can put worms into the ground to decomp the soil and fertilize it. We can put a bird nest in the tree and watch the eggs hatch. Those felt creations are not happening today! So, my poor version of milk weed, what the monarch eats, has a much more useful lifespan looking like a dwarf tree!
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Posted on April 13, 2012, in Craft Felt Ideas, Metamorphosis & Life Cycles and tagged butterfly life cycle, butterfly metamorphosis, homeschool, life cycle, metamorphosis, preschool. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.