Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Pop Up Book

Here is the outside of the card. The green side is the front. The brown side is the chrysalis in the back.
It opens and the butterfly pops out on the inside.

You can leave the inside white and add a poem or note or you can paint a background.
My sister found this cute butterfly saying:
If nothing ever changed, there’d be no butterflies.
Start by folding a piece of construction paper in half. Add pieces of green tissue paper to the right side. and brown strips of paper to the left side. Fold it back in half and cut out the leaf shape. Add the's just 1x3 inch strips, of paper made into circle.
Trace one side of the butterfly on a piece of folded white construction paper.

When it's opened it should look like this from the inside.

Put a piece of paper under the butterfly and paint it, color it or whatever you want to do to the butterfly. I added small pieces of tissue paper, but that adds another step of trimming the edges.

When it's dry push the butterfly to the inside and glue the butterfly paper to the inside of the leaf shape.

Trim the edges and you're done.
Leaf Pattern

Here they are in our hall with our Eric Carle Display.