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Make a Leaf Collage inspired by 'Look What I Did with a Leaf' by Morteza E. Sohi

Make a Leaf Collage

Now that summer’s here, how do you keep your kids learn­ing, cre­at­ing, and spend­ing more time out­doors than in front of a screen? One way is with this inspir­ing lit­tle book, “Look What I Did with a Leaf!” by Morteza E. Sohi. This is not so much a read-aloud type of book that you would share […]

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Quilled Butterfly

Quilled Paper Designs

  Quilling, also known as paper fil­i­gree, is an art form that involves rolling and glu­ing thin strips of paper into var­i­ous shapes and arrang­ing them to form designs. Quilled paper designs can be very sim­ple or as com­plex as you have the dex­ter­ity and patience for! The art of quilling dates back to the Renais­sance when French […]

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Monarch Butterflies with Oil Pastel

Every fall, thou­sands of Monarch but­ter­flies con­verge on the euca­lyp­tus grove at a nearby park as they migrate to warmer cli­mates.  What bet­ter way to pre­pare our Kinders for their annual field trip to view this spec­tac­u­lar dis­play than with this col­or­ful Monarch oil pas­tel project!  Fol­low the steps below to make your own magnificent […]

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Butterfly Season!

Fall is “but­ter­fly sea­son” for us who live on the Cal­i­for­nia Cen­tral Coast! This is the time when over 100,000 Monarch but­ter­flies migrate to our State Monarch Pre­serve from the val­ley regions west of the Rock­ies, mak­ing their tem­po­rary home here until spring. On sunny, warm days, they fly out of the euca­lyp­tus trees where […]

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Butterflies Inspired by Eric Carle

A col­lage with per­son­al­ity — inspired by the beloved Eric Carle! Eric Carle’s col­or­ful col­lages are among the first works of art that many young chil­dren are exposed to.… who doesn’t love his charm­ing illus­tra­tions??It’s easy to make your own col­lage but­ter­flies inspired by Eric Carle.… just fol­low these sim­ple instruc­tions. And be sure to check […]

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Butterfly Symmetry with Crayon Resist

But­ter­flies make the per­fect sub­ject for learn­ing about sym­me­try and they’re a great way to wel­come the spring sea­son. I love dis­play­ing them by putting a cou­ple of sta­ples through the body and pulling the wings out a lit­tle so they look like they’re in flight! It’s fun to let them “fly” off the bulletin […]

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