This is an easy craft for kids of all ages and something we just did with the kindergarten class that I volunteer in. It does not take much time but makes a beautiful gift for parents, grandparents or someone special. This craft can be done anytime of the year but we choose fall because of the unusually nice weather we have been having. Time to complete: 2 hours
First you need to decide what you are going to have the children do. In my situation we decided, since we were working on the letter B, we would have the children look like they were releasing a butterfly. We took a picture of each child with their hands in the air. I printed these out and mounted them on construction paper. Then I cut out different colored butterflies for the kids to decorate. We had them use scrap pieces of construction paper cut into different shapes and let them glue them to the butterflies. I then let them glue the butterflies to the corner of the picture. It gave a 3 D effect of them releasing a butterfly. This idea could be with the kids holding a string of a kite, throwing a ball or throwing a snow ball or have them bend over like they are picking up a pumpkin. Use your imagination. For older children you could have them take their own pictures and have them do all of the cutting and mounting themselves. This truly makes a one of a kind gift and is something that parents and grandparents alike will treasure.
About The Author: Debra Frick is a mother of 5 and a grandmother to 8 grandsons and one granddaughter. She is a published author and poetress. Recycling and saving money are her passions. She also loves crocheting and cooking. She is also a pet rescue volunteer and has many pets of her own.
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