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.
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.