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Puffy Tissue Paper Butterfly

Butterfly crafts are very popular with kids during springtime. This butterfly craft uses tissue paper or crepe paper and looks so pretty when it's all done!
Age Group: Kids Crafts


  • White paper
  • Black marker
  • White craft glue
  • Tissue paper and/or crepe paper: orange, white, blue, green, yellow
  • Pencil


  • Cut tissue paper or crepe paper into 1-inch squares.
  • Draw a simple butterfly shape onto a white piece of paper. Color the body and head with black marker.
  • Use tip of glue bottle to draw and color in a circle of glue in the top section of each wing (see photo).
  • Place the eraser end of the pencil in the center of an orange tissue paper square and twist the paper around the eraser. Using the pencil as a handle, place the tissue paper onto the glue circle and lift the pencil up. The tissue paper should remain standing in the glue. Repeat this process with the orange squares until each glue circle is covered.
  • use quite tissue paper squares to create a border around the orange circles.
  • Draw two larger circles with glue at the bottom of each wing and cover those in a mixture of green and blue tissue paper squares.
  • Cover the remaining butterfly wings with yellow tissue paper.


Crepe paper streamers are a great alternative to tissue paper and is easier to cut into squares!