These cute, crafty and earth friendly toilet paper roll butterflies are easy to make and are so colorful. The pom poms add some texture to it. Your LOs will have fun making them.
What you need
- Toilet paper roll
- Construction paper – you could use any coloured paper or use white paper and let kids color them.
- Pom pom
- Googly Eyes
- Pipe cleaner
- To make the body of the butterfly – Measure the length and width on the toilet paper roll , cut the construction paper accordingly and glue it on to the paper roll. You could totally skip this step and use the roll by itself. That looks cute too.
- Stick googly eyes on to face & draw a smiley with the marker.
- Cut the construction paper to make the wings of the butterfly. Glue the body of the butterfly to the wings.
- Cut the pipecleaners to make two antennas and glue them to the head of the butterfly.
- Now stick the pom poms to the wings to make the butterfly more colorful. You could also use buttons, stickers, beads or just let the kids color them.
- Let the glue dry. Your butterfly is all set for a garden tour😀
Fascinating facts about Butterflies
- Butterflies are insects.
- Butterflies taste with their feet.
- A group of butterflies is sometimes called a flutter.
- A butterfly’s lifecycle is made up of four parts, egg, larva (caterpillars), pupa (chrysalis) and adult.
- Butterflies attach their eggs to leaves with a special glue.
- Most caterpillars are plant eaters (herbivores).
- Fully grown caterpillars attach themselves to a suitable twig or leaf before shedding their outside layer of skin to reveal a hard skin underneath known as a chrysalis.
- An adult butterfly will eventually emerge from the chrysalis where it will wait a few hours for its wings to fill with blood and dry, before flying for the first time.
- Butterflies can live in the adult stage from anywhere between a week and a year, depending on the species.
- Butterflies have four wings. They are brightly coloured wings with unique patterns made up of tiny scales.
- Most butterflies feed on nectar from flowers.
- Scientists estimate that there are between 15000 and 20000 different species of butterfly.
- Birdwing butterflies have large, angular wings and fly in a similar way to birds.
- Monarch butterflies are known for their long migration. Every year monarch butterflies will travel a great distance (sometimes over 4000 km), females will lay eggs and a new generation of monarchs will travel back, completing the cycle.
- Skipper butterflies fly so fast they could outpace a horse, but most butterflies fly at 5 to 12 miles per hour (8 to 20 kilometers per hour)