Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A Fond Farewell to the Butterflies of 2011

I'm  not sure why we believed that butterflies live for only a few days. Over the years, while working with the children, we've discovered that some species of butterflies, such as the Monarch, actually migrate south just like birds. But how do these wispy winged creatures cross an ocean and arrive safely in balmy Mexico?
 As the butterflies prepare for their migration south, this group of girls take the opportunity to make these lovely wings!


  1. To every lesson, comes a beautiful work of art. The children are bringing these lessons to life. The teachers are there to support them, to provide them with the materials they need in order to do so.~Sabrina

  2. what kind of materials did you use? these are beautiful

    1. Hello Danni,

      The work began with a child's drawing which was cast onto the wall with a projector and then traced onto a shower curtain. The paints are acrylic and we used wire and hoola hoops to hold the wings and for the arm inserts.