Rings and Wings

January 2005
Rain Forests: Tropical Treasures;2005, p63
This article focuses on making a life-sized morpho butterfly to wear on one's finger. In the rain forests of Central and South America huge, shiny blue butterflies called morphos gracefully flutter, as though in slow motion, through the dim forest understory. Kids can make their own life-sized morphos. They need to color the morpho pattern bright blue and then cut it out. They should color the undersides of the wings brown and the underside of the body black. They should fold the butterfly in half along the body and match the wings together.


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