As first graders worked on their clay projects we needed a project for kiddos who were done early with the different stages of clay. So since it feels like spring some beautiful butterflies seemed appropriate.
These Butterfiles were made one half at a time. On the first half I had students use oil pastels and think about what kinds of cool patterns and details they could out on their butterfly.
On the second half students used tempra paint. The had to try to mix their colors to match the colors they used with the oil pastels and paint neatly to recreate their patterns. It was a really tough lesson but they did a great job, matching the colors and the patterns to create symmetry is not easy but it was great to see them try.