We have had lots of butterfly visitors in our yard lately. K would like to take one inside to be her friend, but she thinks we need to lock the dogs in the computer room first so they don't hurt her new friend. K and B spent a very long time looking for their butterfly and stuck their heads in rooms, in drawers, in closets and yelled for her to come out and play. As they were doing this I remembered a pin for bug crafts. This website is just fantastic! I'm now following it on facebook and pinterest because there are just so many good ideas!
The bug craft I picked was to make contact paper butterflies. Fold some construction paper in half and cut out half a butterfly, then cut out the center. Then place it on a piece of clear contact paper and trim that to size:
While the kids were running around the playroom I cut ribbon into about 1.5" pieces. We invited a neighbor over for craft time and they all played with the sticky contact paper for a bit before sticking the ribbons on. Everyone had a great time and they were well entertained for about 30 minutes or so. When they were done I took another piece of contact paper and stuck it on the other side to seal in the ribbons. K made a beautiful butterfly:
B pretty much put a bunch of ribbons on, took them all off, then started chewing on them. What more can you expect from a 19 month old! He had a blast doing it though!