Butterflies, and a surprise! (coloring page)


It’s the beginning of the month again, and time for another coloring page—along with a surprise!



Originally, for this picture, I wanted to draw a butterfly with an ice cream sundae. They like to sip nectar, after all!


As I played with image, though, I realized that the proportions were off, and the butterfly was too small. After that, I started a second version—a butterfly sitting on a log with a bottle of soda.

I added a straw for the soda, of course, but a butterfly wouldn’t actually need one! They use their tongues as straws to reach inside flowers for the nectar, as you can see in the video.



You can download the coloring page from Dropbox, here—along with the original version

Let me know what you think!

And now, for the surprise…


When I posted my ladybug coloring page, it wasn’t meant to be part of a series. But, having started, I’ve enjoyed the challenge of creating coloring pages.

And so…I’m creating a coloring book—all about slugs, bugs, and other cuddly critters! The ladybug and the cricket will be in the book, along a grasshopper jump-roping, an inchworm off for a stroll, and a parachuting slug!



Most of the pictures done now. 

Over the next couple of weeks, I’ll be cleaning them up and adding some cool science facts about the insects. The book might be ready in a month or two. When it is, I’ll have a small launch party on my blog to celebrate.



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