Friday, April 17, 2009

The Butterfly Project

I heard about this before and then saw it again on Crafty Crow (love this site)

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

Please send or bring your butterflies to the Museum by June 30, 2011, 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
Butterfly Project
Education Department
5401 Caroline St.
Houston, TX 77004

For questions or additional information, please e-mail


Ann said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday! Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

That's really a great idea. Reminds me of peace cranes.

Adelaide's Mom said...

So cool - we are going to make some. I have passed link onto my friends, teachers, etc.

You still have not told me about your job at Bryn's school!


OccasionalConfusion said...

This is a great idea, specially using butterflies as a symbol. Thanks for posting it.

Carolyn said...

what a neat idea!

Adelaide's Mom said...

Sent Addy's butterfly today:)