como Town Gazette - March 2013

Como Town Job Fair

Looking for some place exciting to work this summer? Why not work at Como Town! We are holding our annual job fair on March 8, 15 and 22 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Zobota Cafe in the Como Zoo Visitor Center. We will be accepting applications for Ride Operators, Concession Workers, Managers, Kitchen Staff, Catering Servers and many other great positions.

We offer competitive pay and flexible scheduling. We have both full-time and part-time position available. If you have any further question please visit our website at or call 651.487.2121.

Craft Project - Coffee Filter Butterfly

Ages preschooler
Using craft sticks and fabric scraps, kids can create this fun and pretty flower garden activity with recycled materials – perfect for Earth Day.

  • ½ Black Chenille Stem
  • Paper Coffee Filter
  • Water Color Paints
  • Paint Brush
  • Water




Helpful Tip:

For a more vibrant butterfly, be sure to paint all white areas with paint. Tie a piece of fishing line around the "neck" and suspend from the ceiling. They will look like they are flying! Instead of using all the colors on one filter, make some with warm colors (red, yellow, orange) and some with cool colors (blue, green, purple).


  1. Flatten the coffee filter and place it on a plate or newspaper then paint. (Water will soak through) After painting set aside on paper towels to dry.

  2. Fold the chenille stem in half. Remember, you are only using half of a chenille stem to begin with.

  3. Fold the coffee filter accordion style, in about ½" pleats.

  4. Twist the chenille stem around the filter to secure it in place.

  5. Bend the tips of the chenille stems over about ¼" to create the antennae.

  6. Fan out the butterfly wings.

  7. If desired, hang with yarn or fishing line.

For more information and tips, check out this craft and more at

February Contest Winners:

Thank you to everyone who helped us reach 4,000 fans! We awarded six winners prizes for helping us reach our goal! Thank you again we couldn't have done it without you!

Thanks to all of our past coloring contest winners. January was our last coloring contest. Check out our Facebook page for new and exciting contests!

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