Ellie was playing with one of her ladybug pillows when she started asking questions: "What do ladybugs turn into? What are they before they turn into ladybugs?" Well, as it happens, I have a book about the life cycle of a ladybug that I picked up on a recent trip to the library in search of butterfly books, another of Ellie's requests. I thought this book was wonderful. Here is more information about it, including my review.
After we finished that book, Ellie insisted on reading a few more library books, including Fly, Monarch! Fly! I really liked this book as well - I linked my review, but I like the extras the book contained, like a butterfly sandwich recipe and a craft. Ellie, of course, was all about the craft, so we did it after dinner.
It was a simple craft: Sketch a butterfly on orange paper, color and cut out, cut out and affix antennae, and affix dots and magnet. The sketch part was too hard for Ellie, so I outlined her butterfly, but she did the rest, short of cutting out the antennae.
|Ellie's is a bit more abstract|
|I decided mine needed eyes|