This is a Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle Mini Quadrama educational paper toy model that you print and assemble yourself.
This model includes factual information about the Monarch Butterfly and its amazing metamorphosis.
The mini quadrama acts as a unique visual aid through which the stages of the life cycle can be better understood.
The individual illustrations of the eggs, larva, pupa, and adult are as close to life size as possible.
Eggs - a bit under 1/16”
Larva - approximately 1 1/2” in length
Pupa - approximately 1 3/4” in length
Adult - approximately 4 3/4” from wingtip to wingtip
When assembled, the mini quadrama measures approximately 6” at its widest points, and 2 1/4” tall. The life cycle pieces will make the finished model taller than 6”.
Be prepared to print extra adult butterflies, they are fun to play with!
This is an INSTANT DOWNLOAD, no physical item will be shipped.
The files are in PDF format, some may be zipped for faster download.
Designs can be printed on any weight paper or card stock. This model works well with paper, but the colors seem to print brighter on cardstock.
All models/toys are designed to print on standard letter size 8.5” x 11” paper.
Always print pages at full size, 100% scale. Resizing can negatively effect construction. (If printing at a commercial printer, make a point of informing them of the scaling. I have had many that automatically resized my prints without asking.)
Colors may vary depending upon screen/printer.
Any glue formulated for paper can be used to assemble this model, I use white glue. I also recommend using a toothpick to apply the glue, as it is easier to keep the glue on the desired areas that way.
A craft knife is the best tool for cutting out the designs, but scissors are also acceptable. Adult supervision is necessary if young children are involved in the assembly.
Scoring along the fold lines before cutting is recommended for smoother edges and easier assembly. I use a bone tool for scoring.