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ECO-FRIENDLY CRAFT PROJECTS
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1) Life Cycle of a Lepidoptera Recycle Craft
A "lepidoptera" is also called a butterfly or moth.
This craft helps children explore the amazing life-cycles of butterflies and moths. From tiny patterned egg, to caterpillar, to chrysalis, to beautiful winged adult, the life of a butterfly is an incredible journey.
Materials: You will need a toilet paper roll, construction paper (brown for cocoon/moth, green for chrysalis/butterfly), a 4-1/2" craft stick (AKA a popsicle stick), two 2-inch paper clips, a size 30 rubber band, a glue stick, scissors, crayons (water color markers or colored pencils will also work) the Moth Life Cycle Template and the Butterfly & Color Block Template.
The life cycle of a lepidoptera begins with an egg that hatches becoming a caterpillar that goes into a chrysalis/cocoon which undergoes metamorphosis to emerge as a butterfly.
Directions: Cut the piece of construction paper to fit toilet paper roll leaving enough length to permit a small over flap for gluing. Put glue on construction paper and place construction paper around the tolilet paper roll. Secure the ends along the overlap with the paper clip. Place rubber band around the middle of the toilet paper roll. Hold the paper clips and rubber band in place until glue is dry. Color moth/butterfly, leaf/egg and larva (caterpillar). Cut around the above. Dab glue stick on back of leaf/egg and larva and place on front of the toilet paper roll. Dab glue on reverse side of the butterfly/moth body section and press craft stick over this so the top of the stick is at top of the butterfly/moth head and press down. Hold this in place until glue is secured to craft stick. When butterfly/moth is dry, roll the wings back around the craft stick so that the butterfly/moth will fit into the chrysalis/cocoon. Now the life cycle of the lepidopterais is complete.