This tissue paper butterfly 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 too hot. This should keep them busy for a little while. I found the butterfly cutouts at the craft store, but I was thinking that you could also just print out a picture of a butterfly and use that.
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. Too 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!
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Butterfly cardboard cutout (could also just print one out to use)
Tissue Paper (any colors you want)
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 the antennae 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.
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