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Butterfly Writing Prompt Craft for Mother's Day

Are you studying butterflies? Do you need a quick, easy & fun little Mother's Day activity?
Then I think you'll like this 3D, shoe-print, butterfly-keepsake craft.

This activity is versatile, as there's a background template for Mother's Day and Father's Day, as well as a generic one so a child can give this to anyone, or you can use it anytime.

Students take their shoe off and trace it on a folded sheet of construction paper.  I give my kiddos a choice, but the girls always pick pink or purple, so I make extras of those.

By cutting once, they will have two "feet" which become the butterfly's "wings." Older students can compose a writing prompt on the back of their creation, of why their mom is as lovely as a butterfly, or whatever.

I cut a slit at the top of the head, so that student's can fold a pipe cleaner in half to make the antennae.  The thorax is also 3 dimensional, as only the head and bottom end are glued down.  Discuss symmetry before students decorate their wings.

Click on the link to pop on over to my blog to grab this fun FREEBIE: Butterfly Writing Prompt Craft for Mother's Day.
From Diane, over at