I was visiting another blog tonight and not only did I come across an amazing blog, but I became aware of the following project. Won't you help?
"Children were neither just the mute and traumatized witnesses to this war, nor merely its innocent victims; the war invaded their imaginations and the war raged inside them." — Nicholas Stargardt in "Witnesses of War: Children's Lives Under the Nazis"
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 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.
If possible, e-mail a photograph of your butterflies, to email@example.com.
Please send or bring your butterflies to the Museum by June 30, 2011, with the following information included:
Your organization or school,
Your e-mail address, and
The total number of butterflies sent.
Mail or bring your butterflies to:
Holocaust Museum HoustonButterfly ProjectEducation Department 5401 Caroline St.Houston, TX 77004 USA
For questions or additional information, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please click here for a butterfly template.
UPDATE. If you have a Quickutz, click here