Saturday, June 23, 2012

The Butterfly Project: One Butterfly = One Child

We have been making some butterflies lately to send out for The Butterfly Project (info below). Patricia (4 years old) calls them butterfly babies. We used watercolors and pipe cleaners to create these:

and tempera and stencil to create these:

And I additionally made few more zentangled butterflies like these:

Details about The Butterfly Project (excerpt from website):

In an effort to remember them, Holocaust Museum Houston is collecting 1.5 million handmade butterflies. The butterflies will eventually comprise a breath-taking exhibition, currently scheduled for Spring 2014, for all to remember. The Museum has already collected an estimated 900,000 butterflies. 

Please facilitate the “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” activity and create as many handmade arts-and-crafts  butterflies as possible. This project may be completed by all ages as individuals or groups.
  • Butterflies should be no larger than 8 inches by 10 inches. 
  • Butterflies may be of any medium the artist chooses, but two-dimensional submissions are preferred.
  • Glitter and all glitter-related products should not be used.
  • Food products (cereal, macaroni, candy, marshmallows or other perishables) also should not be used.
  • If possible, e-mail a photograph of your butterflies, to
Please send or bring your butterflies to the Museum by Dec. 31, 2012, with the following information included:
  • Your name,
  • Your organization or school,
  • Your address,
  • Your e-mail address, and
  • The total number of butterflies sent.

Mail or bring your butterflies to: 

            Holocaust Museum Houston
            Butterfly Project

            Education Department
            5401 Caroline St.
            Houston, TX 77004

We would love others to participate too! So, if this project is new to you, please consider making a little art / craft session with your kids or your preschool class and make as many butterflies as possible! Then, come back here and share them with us! We'll set up linky specially to show off all the butterflies created for this project! It will stay open until December 1st!


  1. I love these they are beautiful!

  2. HOORAY!!! YOU ARE BACK!!! How wonderful. and I LOVE LOVE LOVE your butterflies. Welcome back. :-)

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy & Alissa

  3. Great butterflies and thanks so much for the reminder to participate in this great project, I'll feature yours on craft schooling Sunday, and pass the info along to my readers, all the best!


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