Metamorphosis Woven Booklet

Lesson #5421
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Like magic, this booklet opens to reveal a picture or story. Refold and open from the center to reveal a follow-up picture or story ending.



Grade Level:
3-5, 6-8

This interactive booklet allows students to manipulate pages and visualize stages of butterfly metamorphosis. Specifically, students fold and unfold the booklet to find facts and illustrations regarding two stages of insect development. Students see the butterfly transform before them and explore characteristics at stages of the life cycle. Add other shapes from the Metamorphosis Die Set for further detail.

Challenge students to create the life cycle of a human using the Woven Booklet. Students can use baby, childhood, adolescent and adult images to demonstrate the human life cycle and share with the class.

Create a two-part report to relate and illustrate basic butterfly metamorphosis.

15155-XL-Ellison SureCut Die - 3 Part Tree, Bare (3 Die Design) - XL 21326-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Leaves #4 - Large 22656-XL-Ellison SureCut Die - Booklet, Woven (2 Die Design) - XL 26844-LG-Ellison SureCut Die Set - Metamorphosis (4 Die Set) - Large A10732-Sizzix Bigz Die Set - Metamorphosis (4 Die Set)

Supplies Used: Construction Paper, Crayons, Glue, Paper Cutter, Pencils (Colored), Pens (Marking), Scissors, Tape (Double-Sided)

The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.

  1. Using white or light colored cardstock or construction paper die-cut the XL Woven Booklet and the two strips.
  2. Lay the Booklet lengthwise so the slits are running horizontally and the perforated lines run vertically. Weave one of the strips OVER the first section of the Booklet, UNDER the center section, and OVER the third section. Push this to one side (Figure A).
  3. Weave the second strip UNDER the first section of the Booklet, OVER the center, and UNDER the third section in the remaining space.
  4. Accordion fold the Booklet page, creating a front and back cover with the Woven pages in the center (Figure B).
  5. Pull the cover and the back in opposite directions to create a full page with areas for writing on both sides and use the Woven center for the first picture. Using the Booklet to explain Metamorphosis, the open Woven section would depict the Cocoon or Chrysalis (Figure C).
  6. Accordion fold the Booklet again. Reach inside and separate the two woven strips (Figure D) and open to reveal the second picture area (Figure E). Using the Booklet to explain Metamorphosis, the second section would depict the adult Butterfly.
  7. Students may draw one picture on the open center and then separate the Woven strips to draw a second hidden picture. Students may also use die-cuts to create the pictures.

If using die-cuts to create the Cocoon or Butterfly picture, cut the center section of the Woven Booklet from blue construction paper for the picture background and follow instructions below (Figure F).

Cocoon Picture

  1. Die-cut the right side of the XL 3-Part Bare Tree using brown construction paper. Lay the branch over the Booklet and trim at the picture edge perforation lines (Figure G). Adhere Branch to light blue background (Figure C).
  2. Die-cut the Cocoon from two shades of gray paper. Leave one color whole and cut pieces along the perforated lines from the second color to create highlights. Hang the Cocoon from a Branch (Figure C).
  3. Die-cut two Leaves using green paper. Adhere them to the top of the page (see Main Photo). Trim off overlapping edges and highlight with colored pens, if desired. Any Leaf die-cut can be used.
  4. Use a paper cutter or scissors to cut inside the perforated lines on either side of the finished Cocoon picture. Also cut along both sides of the center perforation (Figure H). This will make the strips just a little thinner and will enable the Booklet to open and close easily.
  5. Take the two center sections and adhere them to the appropriate center sections on the fully opened Booklet (Figure I). Open and close the Booklet to make sure they are placed correctly. Cut off any excess paper that is impeding the folding and opening. Now attach the remaining four sections. Again, make sure the Booklet is opening and folding easily. Align the areas touching the center section and cut off any excess at the top or bottom.


Butterfly Picture

  1. Die-cut a second center section of the XL Woven Booklet from light blue construction paper (Figure F). Use this as a base for the Butterfly picture.
  2. Die-cut the right side of the XL 3-Part Bare Tree using brown construction paper. Lay the branch over the Booklet and trim at the picture edge perforation lines (Figure G). Adhere Branch to light blue background (Figure E).
  3. Die-cut Butterfly from yellow and black construction paper. Leave the black Butterfly whole. Cut the body off the yellow Butterfly. Adhere the yellow Butterfly over the black Butterfly (Figure J).
  4. Die-cut two Leaves. Adhere them to the top of the page (Figure E). Any Leaf die-cut can be used.
  5. Use a paper cutter or scissors to cut inside the perforated lines on either side of the finished Butterfly picture. Also cut along both sides of the center perforation (Figure H). This will make the strips just a little thinner and will enable the Booklet to open and close easily.
  6. Take the two center sections and adhere them to the appropriate center sections on the center-opened Booklet, the hidden illustration (Figure I). Open and close the Booklet to make sure they are placed correctly. Cut off any excess paper that is impeding the folding and opening. Now attach the remaining four sections. Again, make sure the Booklet is opening and folding easily. Align the areas touching the center section and cut off any excess at the top.

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Science: Life Science

As a result of the activities in grades K-4, all students should develop an understanding of the life cycle of organisms.

As a result of the activities in grades 5-8, all students should develop an understanding of:

  • the structure and function in living things.
  • reproduction and heredity.
  • regulation and behavior.
  • diversity and adaptations of organisms.

Source:National Science Education Standards

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