Butterfly crafts are very popular with kids during springtime. They are beautiful, full of life, and fun to watch. This butterfly craft uses tissue paper or crepe paper and looks so pretty when it’s all done! It takes a little patience, but could even be done in stages if you are crafting with younger kids.
Puffy tissue paper crafts have been popular for many years! In fact, moms that read this blog probably remember making them as a child. They can be done like this butterfly craft, by cutting the tissue paper into squares, wrapping it around the eraser end of a pencil, and touching it to wet glue on the paper.
For even smaller children, they can simply wad the tissue paper up with their fingers and press it in place. Either way works, and both of fun!
Start off by drawing a simple butterfly on a piece of paper. Color in the body and the head with black marker or crayon.
Use the glue bottle to “draw” circles on the wings. Wrap the tissue paper around the pencil and press it into the glue. Do small sections at a time so that the glue doesn’t dry before you are finished.
Full printable instructions are below!
Other Butterfly Crafts
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Dotty Butterfly – How Stuff Works
Chicken and Chips Butterfly - Hungry Happenings
Spring Bug Cupcakes – Tami’s Kitchen Table Talk
More animal and insect crafts – Fun Family Crafts