Butterfly Shape Book
Writing stories and reports becomes fun when using a folded shape book.
Easy-to-make shape books nudge the imagination and make writing more enjoyable.
Motivate creative writing with these simple folded shape books.
Supplies Used: Adhesive, Construction paper, Copy or lined paper, Marker or pen, Stapler
The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.
- To create shape books, some die shapes work better to fold the paper and cut at the top, and other die shapes work better to fold and cut on the side. The Butterfly works better with the fold at the top.
- Align pink construction paper and two pieces of white construction or copy paper or lined paper; fold them all in half together.
- Slide the folded papers up to just below the top of the Butterfly wings, leaving the blade exposed, and cut.
- Open the Butterflies, and align the pages together. Staple on the exposed fold lines to create the shape book.
- Die-cut a Butterfly from red construction paper. Cut the red Butterfly into three pieces horizontally.
- Attach the top of the red Butterfly to the top of the pink Butterfly shape book to cover the folded edge of the wings.
- Attach the bottom of the red Butterfly to the bottom of the pink Butterfly, and add the shape book name with a marker or pen (Main Photo).
English Language Arts Standards - Writing
Text Types and Purposes:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2.3 – Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order and provide a sense of closure.
National Arts-Visual Arts
NA-VA.K-4.1 Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques and Processes
- Students use different media, techniques and processes to communicate ideas, experiences and stories.