Take Flight With Poetry
This 3-D project provides a unique way to display poetry. Not inspired by a butterfly theme? Use graduated shapes for any theme featured in the poem!
- Westcott Kids 5" Ergo Jr. Scissors
- Westcott glue gun
- 4 1/2 " x 5" white paper
- 6" x 7" construction paper rectangle
- 7" x 8" different-color construction paper rectangle
- 8" x 9" different-color construction paper rectangle
- black construction paper scrap
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Fold the 6" x 7" construction paper rectangle in half vertically. Cut out a butterfly shape.
Fold the remaining construction paper rectangles in half. Using the first butterfly cutout as a guide, cut the 7" x 8" rectangle so it is slightly larger than the cutout; then use the second cutout to cut the 8" x 9" rectangle so it slightly larger than the second cutout.
Stack the three cutouts from smallest to largest and staple them together at the center. Make antennae from the black construction paper scrap and glue them in place.
Copy your butterfly poem on the white paper. Glue your poem to the center of the 3-D butterfly.
Adult supervision is recommended when children use scissors.
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