Can you help?
The Holocaust Museum in Houston is planning a major exhibition to commemorate the 1.5 million children who died during the Holocaust.
And that's where you and I come in - the exhibition will take the form of a breathtaking display of 1.5 million butterflies, 1 for each child that died needlessly. The museum is asking for our help. They want crafters/scrapbookers/stampers like us to create the butterflies for them and send them to the museum. This is a wonderful opportunity to be a part of something that is so worthwhile and meaningful!
There are no rules other than your butterflies can be no larger than 8" x 10" and must NOT have glitter on them. The examples I've shown here have been stamped, but you can use patterned papers and embellishments, paint and inks, whatever is your style. The submission deadline is June 30, 2013.
You can find more information about the project here:
You can draw your own butterfly shapes, or if you don't want to do that, I'm including 2 butterfly templates which you can cut if you wish. Unlike my usual templates, these will stay available here indefinitely. Feel free to pass the link on to others who might be interested in taking part. Please consider cutting out several and giving them out at your local crop or see if your child's teacher would be interested in doing it as a class activity in school (there are educational guidelines for a lesson based around the activity on the museum's web site).
There are 2 files , so I have put them into a zip file to make downloading easier. After saving it, open in the usual way, and drag the template out onto your desktop or wherever you wish to save them.
There are 3 versions of each template:
- A printable version (PNG files) that you can import into a program like Word, then resize, print, cut out and use like any other paper template (these are NOT Word files, so don't use File/Open in Word! Use Insert/Picture to bring them into a Word document).
- An SVG version which can be imported into the Sure Cuts a Lot program and then cut out on your Cricut.
- A DXF version which is Craft Robo friendly, and ready to be imported into your Robomaster software (I'm not a Robo user, so if there are any problems with this, please let me know!)
Please feel free to post links to your completed butterflies, I'm sure that others who want to take part would welcome the inspiration, and it might help to persuade others to join in!
I also want to thank my friend Annette, who brought this to my attention on her wonderful blog.
7 Feb '10 - Edited to add this amazing picture sent by Eileen on the UKScrappers forum of the butterflies made by the children at the school she is involved with. Thanks Eileen!
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