Tissue Paper Butterflies — by Guest Mom Marie

April 21, 2008

Now that Spring is in season, butterflies are out in full fluttery fashion. To celebrate their beauty, we’re making some fun tissue paper butterflies.

Supplies for Butterflies: tissue paper, pipe cleaner, and scissors.
That’s it for this easy craft.

Collect any tissue paper you have in your house. Mine is all bundled up in my gift wrap area. I let the kids pick 2 colors of tissue paper to make each butterfly. Depending on the size of butterfly you want to make, you can cut your tissue paper in half or in fourths.

Next, pinch your tissue paper together in the middle. Using your pipe cleaner, start in the center and wrap it around the tissue paper once or twice where you pinched. You should have 2 sticking out ends of pipe cleaner. You can keep them straight or curl them with your finger for it’s antenna.

Your done! Now you can attach some string to the center of the butterfly and hang them from your ceiling or on the wall. Ours are going in the playroom for display so we can watch the butterfly’s fly up high.

Here are a few more Crafty sites that are fluttering with Butterflies crafts:
Sea Shell Butterflies
Drink Like a Butterfly
Clever Caterpillars

Butterfly Mobile
Butterfly Punch Collage


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1 beki April 21, 2008 at 11:03 am

How cute! These will be the perfect decoration for my daughter’s birthday party in a few weeks.


2 BlapherMJ April 21, 2008 at 1:21 pm

Hello! I’m looking forward to your wonderful crafts — my kids got the craft gene, but unfortunately I missed it!

My daughter loves butterflies and I’m sure her room will be decorated with these butterflies by the end of the week! Thanks for the other sites as well — she and I will be visiting them this evening.


3 Jenny April 21, 2008 at 8:10 pm

I love these ideas! I’m doing some of them with my kids today and they are so excited.


4 i'm kelly April 22, 2008 at 1:28 am

love this. quick & easy… my kind of craft!


5 Lauren April 22, 2008 at 3:07 am

I look forward to making crepe butterflies at our playgroup’s craft time. Thanks for the great ideas!


6 R-Eight April 22, 2008 at 6:25 am

This is one we do at our house and we love it! (got the idea from another kindergarten teacher we loved) We use clothes pins for the bodies. My kids love this and it makes my house look like springtime.


7 Marie April 22, 2008 at 3:04 pm

I am glad there will be butterflies fluttering around everyone’s houses. This is such a simple craft, super easy for any child to do. I too have seen these done with a clothespin. Another great way to create a butterfly.


8 the collective April 30, 2008 at 10:49 pm

Thanks for passing this along! It would be a great use of all this crepe paper we have left from making (or failing to….) flowers for my wedding seven years ago :/
I wanted to let you know that I linked to it from my blog: librarycollective.blogspot.com


9 Laia May 4, 2010 at 1:41 am

Thanks a lot for this crafty idea.
I teach in a Primary School in Spain and I just told my 4-5 years old students of English this wonderful story to introduce them to new food vocabulary. They simply loved it and I’ll make this art-craft butterfly so they can take it home.
Best wishes,


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