Have fun learning all about butterflies with this fun tissue paper butterfly craft! Toddlers and preschoolers will love making and playing with butterflies!
Learning about butterflies is such a fun stage as you watch your toddler and preschooler be amazed by the life cycle. If you’re looking for a fun butterfly project, I’ve got the perfect tissue paper craft for you.
This tissue paper butterfly craft is the perfect addition to a unit all about butterflies.
Engage your toddlers and preschoolers while you talk all about the lifecycle of a butterfly. You can even buy a cool habitat kit that you can use along with this for even more learning fun in your classroom or homeschool! Or buy some fun butterfly books, too.
Supplies for your tissue paper butterfly
- Colored tissue paper
- Yarn or string
- Craft paper
Directions to make your tissue paper butterfly
1. gather your supplies
Before you get started, gather up all the supplies you will need as listed above. We like to have this rounded up first because I know for one – I sure as hell don’t want to run around all over the place looking for my damn supplies LOL!!
2. fold the tissue papers
To get started with your butterfly craft, have your toddler or preschooler pick out 3-4 colored tissue papers to use. This would be a great time to practice repeating patterns! You can also use 3-4 sheets of their favorite color, instead.
Then, line them all up and trim them down to the size that you would like and start folding like an accordion until you reach the end of the papers.
3. trim the butterfly wings
Next, it’s time to start turning it into a butterfly! Tie your string in the very middle and use your scissors to create a “pointy” end as shown below. You can also create a rounded tip or even a small zig zag. Let your toddler or preschooler have some fun with different patterns!
4. fluff out the butterfly wings
Once you’ve trimmed the wings for your butterfly, next you need to start making it look like the gorgeous butterfly it is!! Unfold the open ends and spread out the sides. Then, separate each layer and fluff it out like you see below.
5. finish off your butterfly
To finish off your butterfly, cut a small oval out of craft paper and draw a face and body for your butterfly. This is a great chance for toddlers and preschoolers to practice fine motor skills – with some help of course since it’s so small!
Then, glue it to the center of your butterfly as you see below! Continue making as many as you like playing with different colors and patterns.
We hope you enjoyed this super fun butterfly craft – it’s a lot of fun for toddlers and preschoolers who enjoy tissue paper crafts. Keep an eye out for our butterfly kids snack coming soon too!
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