Butterfly Life Cycle Mobile

Who doesn't love the life cycle of butterflies? They are a great topic to study in elementary, and always have seemed so magical to me. As my first graders have been wrapping up the year, everything has been all about life cycles. So, we made mobiles. We started out talking about Henri Matisse and his wonderful use of color, and applied what we leanred to the mobiles. Each student colored all 4 stages front and back, cut them out, designed the spiral and cut it out, and assembled them. There is something wonderful to me in the spiral, spinning idea of the mobile. Their art is about life, and so we made mobile art. I'll be honest though, after making almost 90 of these things, we were all ready to move on. :)

This is a great shot of the mural in the background:

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