Schmetterling (”Butterfly”) Op.43 No.1 is a piece for solo piano composed by Edvard Grieg. The piece reflects the movement of a butterfly as it flies from flower to flower, while capturing its elegance. Listen to the piece and jot down your thoughts. What do you notice? What is interesting?
To make this activity more fun, here's how you can create a butterfly using pegs and cupcake liners!
• Cupcake Liners
• Wood Clothespins or Popsicle sticks
• Pom Pots
• Pipe cleaners
• Wiggle Eye Stickers
• Acrylic or Water Colors
1. Starting off with the butterfly wings, fold two cupcake liners into a quarter
2. Make the patterns on the folder cupcake liner using acrylic or any color of your choice and let it dry
3. While your butterfly’s wings are getting dried, take a clothespin or popsicle stick and glue three pom-poms on it
4. Stick wiggle eye stickers
5. Cut approx 4~5 inches of pipe cleaner and fold it in the shape of butterfly’s antenna
6. If you’re using a Popsicle stick, glue the wings and antenna to the popsicle stick. However if you are using a clothespin, you will be able to just insert the wings and antenna in it