Scientist and artist Adolphe Millot illustrated many natural wonders, from minerals to birds, from insects to butterflies. As he was an epidemiologist, Millot was accurate in nature illustration. His paintings were used in encyclopedias in France in the late 1800s.
These are Adolphe Millot’s papillons, or, butterflies.
I created hand-drawn coloring pages from Adolphe Millot’s Butterflies
Adolphe Millot is one of my favorite artists, as I love to dabble in nature illustration, as most Charlotte Mason-inspired homeschoolers do. In looking at one of Millot’s encyclopedia pages, as above, a student could study the details for hours.
I hand-traced three of Millot’s butterflies to create a coloring page for children.
Here is a second page of adolphe millot’s papillons AND A FREE COLORING PAGE
It was so much fun, and I was so inspired, that I found another sheet of papillons – butterflies – and made a second coloring page for the kids.
Aren’t they amazing? Here is the coloring page I hand-traced for the butterflies above:
teaching with the coloring pages of Adolphe Millot’s butterflies
I created these coloring pages from Adolphe Millot’s butterflies because I want to introduce children to:
- the details of nature – what we know about, we care about.
- Adolphe Millot and his other works
- to encourage children to look at the art closely
With the 3rd reason in mind, I found three butterflies in each of Millot’s encyclopedia pages and hand-traced them. Children should locate the butterfly among the many that Millot illustrated, and look at his details to color in the butterfly.
If you teach with these coloring pages in another way, let me know!
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