Do you find butterflies fascinating? I've always thought they were pretty, but never really thought too much about them until I started researching to create a study for first graders a few years back. We even planted a butterfly garden. Tomorrow is National Learn About Butterflies Day.
Did you know that butterflies taste with their feet? Good thing they don't wear shoes!
I really love vintage butterfly science prints. They are quite lovely. This one strikes my fancy because of the green butterfly with the pale aqua in its wings.
I cleaned this up a little and enlarged the butterfly to really show it off. If it strikes your fancy, you can download the print and the butterfly below.
The sentiment is included in the download.
Butterfly wings are clear! I know, what??? The colors and patterns we see are reflections created by tiny scales that cover their wings.
Isn't this butterfly and jar pretty?
What makes this card extra cool is the jar on the back.
The jars are glued together at the very top. Running a bone folder along the curve of the bottom ridge helps the card top to lift easily for the recipient to see the inside. I found these pretty jars at Iralamija's shop. You can find the link below.
A group of butterflies is called a flutter. I just got the new Butterfly kit from My Favorite Things in the mail.
I used the stamps to create a circle flutter.
I found it much easier to keep the butterflies where I wanted them by first drawing a guide. I decided where I wanted a butterfly and erased that part of the circle before stamping.
You can download the Green Butterfly Science Print HERE.
Dropbox seems to work differently for different people. Either right click and save when image appears or click the download button in the top right corner. If neither method works, email me and I'll send the files to you.
Have a lovely National Learn About Butterflies Day. It may be too early in your part of the world to see any butterflies yet, but keep an eye out!