Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Houston Holocaust Museum Butterfly Project

1,500,000 innocent children perished in the Holocaust. 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 2012, for all to remember.

As of Summer 2008, we have already collected an estimated 400,000 butterflies.

Please visit the website for more details. Here is a great project to particpate in.

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 should not be used.
Food products (cereal, macaroni, candy, marshmallows or other perishables) also should not be used.

Also, here are detailed instructions on one example of how to make these butterflies from Tammy Powley on About.com 
http://jewelrymaking.about.com/od/easterjewelryprojects/ss/beadwirebutterfly.htm

Thursday, September 17, 2009