Butterfly Finger Puppets

To celebrate {little} Ellie turning 2 years old we went to our favorite local butterfly exhibit!  (More about our birthday {projects} coming!)

Our local exhibit is our favorite because they let the kids interact with the butterflies and have them climb on their fingers.  In fact, our favorite entomologist was there and showed us their newest shipment of chrysalids they were getting ready to pin up to the butterflies could come out.  It was heaven for my bug boy, Jay!


We wanted to take all the fun of the butterflies climbing on our fingers home so we made our own {little} butterfly finger puppets!  


{This little project} was so easy and fun!  I had some butterfly fabric and we cut the butterflies out.

Then we cut the ends off of some knit gloves and hot glued the butterflies to them.

You could loop any kind of stretchy fabric around to go around your fingers.



The wings flap when they move them up and down.

Fun, huh!


Jay wanted a monarch butterfly, which is a little intense to recreate with felt, but here is our attempt:




We attached it the same way:





You can make your own butterfly garden!


One of our other favorite {little projects} is ordering caterpillars and watching them change into butterflies!  The kits are on sale at Amazon right now:




I will tell you that when the kit comes in the mail it will include a mail-in voucher for five butterfly larvae and special food. ($3.00 fee for processing). 


And I LOVE the Cat in the Hat Learning Library books.  They are non-fiction, but in rhyme and very accessible for young people to enjoy.  We have this one about butterflies!





And thebutterflysite.com is a fun place to learn more.  We've had some other butterfly {projects} in the archives you might like too.









P.S. Don't forget to enter the Shabby Apple giveaway--it closes this weekend!

3 comments:

Krista Carlson said...

Thanks for linking up! The butterflies are adorable, and look like a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing resources to go along with them as well!- always helpful:).

-Krista
The Second Grade Superkids

Krista Carlson said...

Thanks for linking up! The butterflies are adorable, and look like a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing resources to go along with them as well!- always helpful:).

-Krista
The Second Grade Superkids

Gabrielle said...

I have random gloves all over the place. What a great idea! The puppets are adorable.

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