Use this easy butterfly theme activity to help your child understand how a butterfly eats.
- Construction paper
- Small cup
1) Cut out a flower shape from construction paper. We used paper from our scrap box (the tissue paper was already glued on it!). Then, bend in half and cut an X shape in the middle.
2) Slide the flower over the cup and tape the flaps to the cup.
3) Bend the petals around the cup. It’s a flower! Fill the cup with juice (nectar).
4) Give your child a straw. Explain that most butterflies feed on nectar through a proboscis and have your child use her straw (like a proboscis) to sip nectar like a butterfly!
We had an impromptu Butterfly Lunch complete with nectar and cookie-cutter butterfly PB&J sandwiches (thanks to a suggestion from Little D — “Mommy, wouldn’t it be fun to make butterfly sandwiches?”).