Butterflies and Moths: Camouflage

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In this activity, learners make a camouflaged butterfly to hide outside for others to find. Includes setp by step instructions, a "What's Going On" section about butterfly metamorphosis and biology, and suggested extension activity. Requires some scissor use

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per student

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 8

Resource Type:


Materials List (per student)

  • Paper to draw on
  • Scissors
  • Crayons, markers, colored pencils
  • Tape


  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life

Informal Categories

  • Animals
  • Games
  • Nature and Environment
  • Outdoor Activity


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Access Rights:

  • Free access



  • , Florida Museum of Natural History, 2021