Thursday, August 12, 2010

stART ~ Waiting for Wings


Welcome to stART! I hope that you will enjoy our story and art project and maybe even share your own too. All I ask is that you link back to A Mommy’s Adventures so that everyone can see all the other great projects that everyone shares too! The linky will be open all week.

I added a stART tab in my navigation bar to make it easier to search for past stART projects. Be sure to check it out!! All the books that we have read and did a stART project for are listed in alphabetical order.



This week we read Waiting for Wings, another amazing book written by Lois Ehlert.  Emily loved the small book that is inside this large book.  It was fun to turn the different sized pages as we read about the lifecycle of a butterfly through a fun to read rhyming text.  We especially enjoyed the last page with labeled pictures of the different types of butterflies.


For our project we decided to make coffee filter butterflies inspired by the last page of the book.  Emily and I looked at and talked about the colors on each butterfly and then used those colors to make a similar looking coffee filter butterfly.  We both had so much fun working on these projects side by side!!


Emily colored on the coffee filter with markers.


I loved the design that she made inspired by the picture in the book.


She sprayed the coffee filter with water and watched the colors spread out and blend together.


While we waited for them to dry Emily colored a clothes pin for the body.

Emily’s Coffee Filter Butterflies

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My Coffee Filter Butterflies

This project was addicting, I could have kept going I loved watching the colors blend and try to create a pattern that looked like the actual butterfly!



Mama to 5 said...

Michelle -
How did your baby's surgery go? Please keep us posted!

P.S. Love your start! I am going to try these coffee filer butterflies with my kids!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

I love that you did the project too!

Maggy, Red Ted Art said...

I think her green coffee filter looks like it has a lovely caterpilla on it... that then turns into the fabulous butterfly!

Michelle -I do a monthly "Get Crafty" feature with this month's theme being Yellow - your final Yellow Butterflies would fit wonderfully... ok to feature you? WIll post 1 Sept...


Jackie said...

Very nice artwork. I will definitely put this on our list to do this year. Keep up the great work with stART.

Unknown said...

I just LOVE how y'all created the patterns of REAL butterflies- this should be linked up to Science Sunday too (over at Adventures of Mommyness)!

(Oh, we are praying for a quick recovery for your beautiful baby!)

Brimful Curiosities said...

Your coffee filter butterflies are the most lifelike I've seen!

Ticia said...

What a great idea to match them to the book. My kids never cooperate like that, they always have their own plans in their head.

Natalie PlanetSmarty said...

I love how your butterflies turned out. I have never heard of this book, and I thought that we read every book by Ehlert! I will be looking for it! I hope that Juliette is doing OK!

Miller Moments said...

Lovely! We've done this craft before and I always enjoy seeing how it turns out.

Katie said...

These are gorgeous! I so wanted to run do this as soon as I saw your post. I restrained myself though, and we will do it when we have our caterpillar/butterfly week.

April said...

I think that you and I might have a psychic connection or just kidding. But I remember that we did a couple of books at the same time before. This week, different books same project. Those butterflies came out so beautiful, they look just like the real ones!

Little Wonders' Days said...

Those are beautiful! She did an excellent job matching the colors. We love that book too.
Hope little Juliette is doing well.

Anonymous said...

oo these turned out so great!! Love all of the different inspired butterflies!

Candace @Naturally Educational said...

We've made those with clothespins and also with two filters and a chenille stem. I've never tried matching the colors to real butterflies before, though...I think I'll try that! Great idea!

Valerie @ Inner Child Fun said...

The butterflies look fabulous!! What a great idea!

Christy Killoran said...

I love the butterflies. We did this a long time ago. I have to do it again soon. Isn't Lois Ehlert amazing?


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