Taking flight, these butterflies ride on the breeze of summer. A simple and fun project to do with your little ones. You could make a few of these butterflies to hang from a mobile, or scatter them in the trees for a mid-summer’s eve party.
At least three sheets of tissue paper in assorted colors
White school glue
First, paint your clothespin so that it will have time to dry.
While this is drying, cut the three sheets of tissue paper to 3 x 7 inches.
Scrunch each piece of paper separately in the center so that they resemble bow ties. Set them aside
When the pin is dry, cut a pipe cleaner in half.
Wrap it around a pom pom in the center to make the antenna.
Attach the head to the top of the front of the pin with glue ( a glue gun will work too).
Stack the three sheets of tissue paper on top of each other and insert them into the clip of the pin.
Tie a long piece of yarn or string around the belly of the butterfly to hang the butterfly.
Julia Daby is a Registered Nurse who lives happily with her husband and little boy in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. She enjoys crafts of all kinds, eating good food, reading, and being outdoors. Most important of all….she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She has a small store on etsy and she blogs about life, family and creativity at Adirondack Mama.