Celebrate the coming spring season by creating tissue paper butterflies with your children. Hang them all around the house or create a mobile to dance in a light spring breeze.
Supplies (for one butterfly)
- 1 sheet of tissue paper
- 1 12-inch pipe cleaner
Cut two 4x4 inch squares out of the tissue paper. Lay the squares on top of each other and trim two opposing sides to resemble a butterfly’s wings. A simply B shape on each side should work.
Fold the pipe cleaner in half and slide the tissue paper between so one half of the pipe cleaner is on the bottom and the other one is on the top. Scrunch the tissue paper down a little bit and twist the pipe cleaner together to hold them in place. The loose ends of the pipe cleaner will form the antennae, fan them out and curl the ends.
Then fluff out the tissue paper wings until they resemble a butterfly.
Experiment using different colored sheets of tissue paper and different colored pipe cleaners and you’ll get even more colorful and exciting tissue paper butterflies.
This is a fantastic craft for all ages and easy enough that even little fingers can accomplish it.