One of my first graders came in a few weeks ago and said, "OUR BUTTERFLY CAME OUT OF ITS PUPA!!!" Apparently, they have a little butterfly that recently broke free and was drying its wings during art. I remember seeing that myself as a kid, and it was truly fascinating!
(At this time, I saw this lesson: Da Vinci's Wings - Fish)
I spoke with the teachers and got a list of their vocabulary words from their butterfly unit. They traced 3 lines onto their paper and then added their favorite vocab words in oil pastel (on construction paper). They then used a watered-down paint and covered the whole thing for a nice visual affect.
Then, they folded a white paper in half, and drew HALF of their butterfly with oil pastel. We then folded it and burnished it so that it would make a "ghost" image on the other half. They added designs and then finished it off with colors of their choosing.
We cut out the butterflies and then glued them to their background!