I spent my one hour commute home last night cutting out lots of tiny paper butterflies. I got the pictures from Google Images (typed in butterflies), and printed them out on a colour printer. I glued most of them to the top of clothes pegs. This took ages but I realised that it was worth it because there are lots of things I can do with these butterflies, including matching games; counting games; and hide and seek. If you have any other ideas please leave me a comment, I'd love some more options.
plastic butterflies from Amazon that I used as stocking fillers for Goblin last Christmas. I balanced these on the twigs, as well as in the 'land' and 'water' areas of the tray. The land area had some 'texture' made of green tea - its been sitting unused in my larder for two years, - and some dried lavender. The tea and lavender combined to make a great smell. This, as well as the Cow parsley and the Freesias I 'floated' in the waterbeads made the butterfly play scape a very smelly sensory experience (in a good way).
While I remember, there are butterfly crafts in the ebook Small Hands Creating Hope, which can be sent to anyone donating $15 or more to the Amerian Cancer Society. Find out all about it at MamaSmiles.
So you've seen what we've been up to, lets see what everyone else has been up to - To the linky!
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