Tissue papers can be used for much more than to just wipe off your nose – specially in craft. So while studying insects and creepy crawlies, we decided to make tissue paper butterflies in our class.
They are simple, fun, and need very little material.
- Tissue Papers
- Liquefied paints – Just take some paint in a separate container and mix some water in it so that it can be lifted with a dropper.
- Pipe Cleaners
What we did:
- I made stations on each table with 4 different colored liquified paints. Each child had one tissue paper leaf and a dropper.
- The kids made patterns on the tissue paper with the paint and dropper.
- Once the tissue paper had dried, I taught the kids to make a paper fan from it.
- Finally, I took a pipe cleaner and tied in the center of the paper fan, by giving it a couple of twists.Then I rolled the ends of the pipe cleaner to make the antennas of the butterfly.
Here are my class’ butterflies: