Monday, August 2, 2010

today...butterflies, fairies, and locavores

We made balancing butterflies today which turned out to be a fun, quick little project for my older kids. We printed out several different butterfly coloring sheets, then colored them, glued the printer paper to construction paper, and cut out both sheets along the butterfly's shape.

Next we glued pennies to the bottom of the butterfly near the top of the wings.

And the butterflies came to land!

Isn't Paulie's monarch beautiful?

We also enjoyed the cooler damp weather in our part of the country. And a fairy flew by!

I'm starting to think that I should rename "Saturday lunch" to "locavore lunch" since the last 2-3 times have not happened on Saturday. Either way we enjoyed our baked beans, corn on the cob, sliced cucumbers and fresh peaches with day-old sourdough made into garlic toast "'with a great deal of butter on it' like Mercy Watson", says Finn. Delicious!


  1. Those butterflies look like something that both of my kids would enjoy making. Thanks for the great idea!

  2. I have been eyeballing that butterfly project... yours looks fabulous!

  3. This is such a wonderful project Joy! Thanks for sharing, my little ones will love it:)

  4. Great project...I think my littles would enjoy it very much! And what a delish lunch...I'm thinking of making a similar dinner, perhaps with a little lentil loaf?
    Happy Tuesday!

  5. I am definitely going to try that penny-butterfly very soon (like next week!) with my littles.

  6. I've never heard the term locavore before... very clever. Can't wait to try out the balancing butterflies when my son is a bit bigger. xo m.


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