Tonight 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
- 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.