To begin, we looked at several images of butterflies and discussed symmetry. I showed them pictures of different things and the class had to say whether the item was 'symmetrical' or 'asymmetrical'. This helped the concept sink in for a lot of kids.
Step One: Draw the head, body and antennea. Wings come next...if they started the wings too small, I just had them echo the wings a second time to reach out to the edge of the paper.
|This is a Kindergarten student...I did this with K also....we used those large tongue depressors for the body so they would draw LARGE! Got this whole project idea from deepspacesparkle.com by the way!|
|Step 2: Outline all pencil lines with a bold, black oil pastel.|
|Step 3: Begin painting with tempera. I set out trays with 6 colors and I created some shades in those paints....just to make them bolder. They turned out great!|