Butterflies everywhere. We couldn't keep up with all of the butterflies we saw last week at Washington Oaks State Park. Seriously overwhelmed by all of the color flying around us. And then when I downloaded the April Book of Days it added even more excitement to our butterfly frenzy. We spent most of yesterday stuck inside without electricity and blocked in by a big tree that fell across our street. While searching for food in the pantry that didn't require heating (wish we had a gas range) I discovered a big box of coffee filters. Set them on the table with a box of pastels, our butterfly books and watched these winged beauties emerge:
After creating the wings, we ventured outside to collect twigs for their bodies and attached them with hot glue. And this morning I discovered we are not alone in our butterfly love. Check out today's Crafty Crow which is bursting with butterfly creations and this amazing project. If you are looking for a good butterfly id chart, highly recommend finding one of these for your local area. Very handy and easy to take on any outing (we keep ours in the car).