This is a cute and very easy preschool or toddler craft for spring. I saw this at my son’s school and wanted to share it. It requires paper egg cartons (our teacher solicited the parents to gather everyone’s used ones), some Tempera paint, a marker for the eyes (or pre-made googly eyes) and pipe cleaners.
Cut the egg cartons and have the children use the Tempera paint to color them. Draw on the eyes and help them poke in the pipe cleaners. Super easy. They can help with the wall display too, if you choose to have one!
You can include this activity along with lesson plans to learn about the morphing stages of butterflies.