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Butterfly Enclosure

by Sarah Bell (follow)
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This is a fun quick activity which makes a butterfly enclosure.

If younger kids are doing this activity, they will need a little supervision with cutting and ensuring the lid on the jar is tight enough right at the end so the enclosure doesn't leak.

Time: 10 minutes preparation time, plus time playing with it.
Age: 5-10's, Over 10's
Level: Easy

Materials
An empty container with a lid. We used an empty hair gel container because it is plastic and good for 5-10s in case they drop it, a glass jar could be used for older kids.
3 straws
Water
Glitter
Scissors

Method
First soak the container to get off the label. Warm soapy water is good for this.

Next cut the tips off straws to have 6 straw tips.



straws


Take each of these straw tips and cut a line through the middle of them. These will be your butterflies.



straws


Fill the container with water.



straws


Pour a little glitter into the water.



straws


Put butterflies on top.



butterfly


If there isn't quite enough water, put a little more in to fill it to the top. Close jar tightly with lid.



butterfly


Now you can turn it over and it will act like a snow-globe. Shake it and the glitter and butterflies will dance around in their enclosure and butterflies will float to the top when not being shaken.



butterfly


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#Up in the air
#Butterfly
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#Over 10s
#Recycled
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