Tissue Paper Butterfly Crafts

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Tissue Paper Butterfly Crafts
Use tissue paper to make butterfly crafts. (tissue paper image by Christopher Hall from Fotolia.com)

Use spare pieces of tissue paper to create beautiful butterflies. Butterfly crafts are good for springtime or any time your house needs brightening up. Tissue paper crafts are simple to make and are a good way to engage kids on a boring day or for a class project.


Cut two pieces of tissue paper into squares measuring 4 inches by 4 inches. Use the scissors to create curvy wing shapes out of the squares. Place the squares on top of one another, and use a pipe cleaner to create antennae by folding it in half lengthwise in the middle of the squares and twisting it at the top (crinkling the paper just a little bit to create a wing shape). Hang them with yarn or thread, or place them around the house for decorations.

Butterfly Mosaic

Download the butterfly mosaic template found in the References section. Cut it out and tape it together. Make 1-inch squares from tissue paper, then roll each square into a crumpled-up ball and glue them onto the pattern to create a butterfly mosaic. Fill the whole pattern with the tissue paper balls and let it dry. Hang it up to display your creation.

Butterfly Sun Catcher

Print out and cut the butterfly sun catcher template in the References section. Lay waxed paper over the template and brush glue onto the waxed paper, using the template underneath as a guide. The glue should be in the outline of the butterfly. Place small scraps of tissue paper squares of various colours onto the glue. Add one more layer of glue and tissue paper, then add more glue, and sprinkle on some glitter. Allow the butterfly to dry overnight. Cut out the butterfly shape and punch a hole in the top. Hang in a window with yarn or ribbon, and admire how your stained glass butterfly looks in the sunlight.

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