Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login
Share your craft ideas for a share of the ad revenue. Click on Write For Us.

Butterfly Enclosure

by Sarah Bell (follow)
Check out the latest Fidget Spinner craze over at fidgetspinnersydney.com.au
Easy (884)      5 to 10s (616)      Over 10s (384)      Recycled (200)      Up In The Air (36)      Toys (31)      Butterfly (26)     
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


Categories
#Up in the air
#Butterfly
#5 to 10s
#Over 10s
#Recycled
#Toys
#Easy
I like this Article - 6
[ print friendly ]
More Articles by Sarah Bell
Quick and easy to make, this can be hours of fun especially on a windy day
4 likes
This is a fun activity for younger kids to do with a bit of help or older kids to do as a gift for V...
4 likes
Children are never to young to start painting and it doesn't have to be messy! If you use w...
5 likes
This alien is sure to impress your space-loving kids
5 likes
This easy to make rocket launcher will give kids hours of fun as they blow through the straw to laun...
12 likes
Teaching counting and number recognition to pre-schoolers and kindergarteners can be a challenging t...
16 likes
view all articles by Sarah Bell
Articles by Sarah Bell on Other Hubs
Even if you don't want to buy undies for a man, I bet you'll open this one up just to get a better l...
7 likes
Address: The city side of Darling Harbour At a Glance: Cost: Adult $40, Child $28, Family pass...
7 likes
ID: 8055
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
This is a fun activity that can get a little messy
1 like
A lovely spring craft for toddlers to create
3 likes
Box pinatas are a quick and easy alternative to papier mache pinatas
5 likes
For some students, math isnʼt always their favorite subject
1 like
Loom flowers are so easy, so fun, and if you make your own loom and use leftover yarn, they wont cos...
5 likes
With a flower loom, kids can easily create cute flowers, out of yarn, that can be used to decorate j...
3 likes
If your child loves to draw, this is a great activity for them to encourage their creativity
1 like
Upcycle a breakfast cereal box and hop into Easter with this cute Easter Bunny Mask
3 likes
Here's how to make a colourful elephant from a recycled milk bottle and tissue paper
6 likes
This cute and fun Christmas card can be made by little ones with the help of an adult
3 likes
Categories
Under 5s (593)
Any Age (405)
Over 10s (384)
Baby (12)
Links (1)
Easy (884)
Medium (247)
Hard (37)
 
Copyright 2012-2018 OatLabs ABN 18113479226. mobile version