It is Spring here in the Northwest. Many of the classes use butterflies for instruction on the cycle of life. They watch caterpillars form cocoons and develop into butterflies. I found directions for folding paper butterflies on Pinterest. They made a good activity for my bulletin board and a direction following activity. It also helped to reinforce what was happening in classrooms. Here is a picture of the bulletin board.
The directions were fairly simple and could be completed within a 20 minute time frame. I added pipe cleaner antennae. The students just bent a pipe cleaner in half and wrapped the ends around their fingers a couple of times. They then stapled it to the top.
These directions really reinforced the concept of half. We also talked about parts of a butterfly. I was surprised to find my students didn’t know what antennae were.
I couldn’t make better directions then what were already posted here. There are easy to follow directions on goorigami.com. I just put them up on my iPad.