Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Now I Know My ABCs ~ b is for butterfly

It's time for some fun alphabet crafts for lowercase letters!! We hope you enjoy these! If you are new, you can visit our ABC webpage to find links to any other letters we have done, letters (with books listed) coming up, as well as all the fun crafty letters we have been working on. Be sure to check it out!


Good Night Sweet Butterflies by Dawn Bentley

Summary ~ This sweet little touch and count book will have your little one asking to read this rhyming book over and over again.

 butterfly alphabet craft

What You’ll Need:

  • Orange and black craft foam
  • transparency sheet or clear plastic sheet protector
  • white out
  • black sharpie
  • glue
  • scissors

How to Make the ‘b’ for butterfly:

butterfly alphabet craft

  1. Cut out a lowercase ‘b’ from a piece of black foam sheet. To make the letters go along with the uppercase letters we’ve done in the past, this letter was cut from a piece of foam that was about 4” x 4” ~ small, but oh so cute!
  2. From the excess black foam, cut out two antennae and the proboscis for the butterfly {what the butterfly uses to drink}. You can also add six legs if you’d like!
  3. Cut out the background for the butterfly’s wings using the orange craft foam.
  4. Lay the sheet protector over top of the orange wings and trace around the edge and cut out the overlay for the butterfly’s wings to the same size as your orange foam piece.
  5. Using the black sharpie, draw the veins for the butterfly’s wings onto the sheet protector.
  6. Let your little one dab white out onto the edge of the wings to make the white spots of a monarch.
  7. Glue or tape on the wings, antennae, and proboscis.
  8. Add a wiggley eye.



Jennie Bender said...

Adorable=) Saving for my kiddies at school for next year...thanks=)

Erin said...

Here's my b is butterfly

Melissa Telling said...

I just did this project today with my two year old, with a few changes. I decided to let him decorate coffee filters to use as the wings, and he had soooo much fun spraying them with water. Here's a link to the post where I blogged about our alphabet notebook: