Tissue Paper ButterflyAugust 8, 2012 4:55 am Crafts, Kid's Crafts, Paper Crafts
By Kid’s Craft Contributor Tracey, from the blog We Made That.
This is a great craft no matter your child’s age (although if they are very young you may want to cut the paper for them). Since this project has a few steps it is great for those days when they can’t get out too play because it is raining, snowing, or well just too hot which seems to be the case this summer. This should keep them busy for a little while.
My daughter just loves butterflies so we tend to do a lot of butterfly crafts but no worries if your kids are not into butterflies that is fine, we used a cardboard cutout as the base for this craft and you can buy them in many different shapes so if you want an airplane you can do that too!
While we were putting our butterfly together I got to thinking that this would also be great for her next birthday party or sleep over. To set that up all I would do different is get the paper cut up ahead of time and put in different color piles so the kids could all pick and choose what colors they want their cutouts to be. I love a project that has so many possibilities!
- Butterfly cardboard cutout (or other shape if you like)
- Glue Stick
- Tissue Paper (any colors you want)
Cut your tissue paper in long strips.
Have the kids cut the strips into square pieces.
Glue each square piece of tissue paper onto your cardboard cutout; just glue the middle down so the paper sticks up off the cutout. Note: Do not glue any on head if you wish to use the glitter.
Once the cutout is covered except for the head, use your glue stick to cover the head with glue then sprinkle with glitter (we used red and silver glitter). Let sit for a minute then shake off extra glitter.