Weekends with Gage – Caterpillar to Butterfly

This week Gage came home from summer camp  with a little caterpillar he’d made out of a milk carton and he was so proud of it.  When I say made I’m pretty sure he just put the green paint on, but he was excited about it.  We do read The Hungry Caterpillar by Eric CarleThe Very Hungry Caterpillar  so I thought it would be fun to make a butterfly to go with this caterpillar.  My mom cut out some beautiful wings and I collected some things to glue and stick on.  He was having a hyper day so I wasn’t sure how receptive he would be, but he saw the set up on the table and started saying butterfly and getting excited so I thought we had a chance.  He lasted about 5 minutes, but that’s okay.  He glued, stuck, and markered it up.  My mom and I put the antennae and cotton bodies on after.  Ta-da.  Crafts are not his favorite thing so I’m going to have to think of something more active for this week.

butterflythe set up Those cardboard rolls in the middle were going to be our bodies until we went with something simpler)

butterfly1Carefully placing a blue pom pom that he will try to move a few times.

butterfly2Having grandma make one too was part of the fun!

butterfly3And the finished product.  Can you tell which one is Gage’s?  I put his caterpillar above  it as a hint.

France 042There’s no butterfly here now but it would be the perfect place for one 😉  This was taken in a village in the French countryside. Sorry I don’t know which one.(courtesy of Bookbath)



14 thoughts on “Weekends with Gage – Caterpillar to Butterfly

  1. Trish says:

    What a fun idea!! Elle LOVES butterflies but I’m sad to say that I’ve never taken the time to do crafts with her because we’re usually so go go go on the weekend. I love your creativity with Gage!

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