I came across this fabulous project on the Business Support Blog by Dee. What a wonderful idea for an exhibit to remind us of the fragility of life, the remembrance of those that lost their lives, and a way to connect our own lives to the memories of others.
Check this out…
In an effort to remember them, Holocaust Museum Houston is collecting 1.5 million handmade butterflies.
The butterflies will eventually comprise a breath-taking exhibition, currently scheduled for Spring 2013, for all to remember. The Museum has already collected an estimated 600,000 butterflies.
Please facilitate the “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” activity and create as many handmade arts-and-crafts butterflies as possible. This project may be completed by all ages as individuals or groups.
- Butterflies should be no larger than 8 inches by 10 inches.
- Butterflies may be of any medium the artist chooses, but two-dimensional submissions are preferred.
- Glitter and all glitter-related products should not be used.
- Food products (cereal, macaroni, candy, marshmallows or other perishables) also should not be used.
- If possible, e-mail a photograph of your butterflies, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please send or bring your butterflies to the Museum
by June 30, 2012, with the following information included:
- Your name,
- Your organization or school,
- Your address,
- Your e-mail address, and
- The total number of butterflies sent.
Mail or bring your butterflies to: Holocaust Museum Houston
5401 Caroline St.
Houston, TX 77004
For questions or additional information, please e-mail email@example.com.
I plan on getting my kids involved. They are yougner and can’t quite understand, so I will probably focus on some of the key themes discussed within the lessons this website provides:
…and others, of course.
I hope you’ll choose to participate in this project as well!!
What are some ways that you use to teach your children good values?