Tissue Paper Butterflies

20160429_150534Tonight I have a super easy project for you! You can do this project at home with your own kids, or in your classroom. You only need a few supplies that you probably already have on hand:

  • Tissue paper
  • Contact paper
  • Scissors
  • Construction paper (I used black)

I do this project a few times throughout the year using different shapes for different themes – raindrop shapes for weather, butterflies for spring, or acorns for fall. I just change the colors of tissue paper used to fit the project. This project is great because it really focuses on having the kiddos use their fine motor skills. I try to have them pick up one piece of tissue paper at a time, and encourage them to lay it flat on the contact paper. It is also a great sensory experience as the contact paper is sticky to the touch.

Now onto the project:

  • Cut various colored tissue paper into smallish squares.
  • Cut out a simple butterfly outline shape using construction paper.
  • Cut out squares of contact paper slightly larger than butterfly shape.
  • Peel backing off of contact paper and place the butterfly outline on the paper.
  • Have your child place tissue paper pieces onto the contact paper inside the shape.
  • Once they are finished, cover the tissue paper with another piece of contact paper.
  • Cut out around butterfly outline.

These look great hung on windows or doors where the sun can shine through the beautiful tissue paper colors.

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