Tissue Paper Suncatcher Butterfly

This butterfly craft is perfect for younger children but can be enjoyed by all ages: older kids can design their butterfly while younger children will be happy to tear shapes and arrange them haphazardly. You can see examples of both types of butterfly below. Either way the results are very pretty and the butterfly looks lovely up against a window or hanging in the breeze.

Tissue Paper Suncatcher Butterfly

You will need:

Tissue paper
Laminating pouch and laminator
Green foam or card for body (optional)
Wiggle eyes (optional)

Fold a piece of tissue paper in half and cut out a butterfly wing. Use our butterfly templates if you wish. Unfold.

Lay the butterfly carefully in your laminating pouch. Cut or tear shapes from different colours of tissue paper and place them on top. Carefully lay the top layer of the pouch over the butterfly and feed through the laminator. Remember, laminators get very hot so young children will need an adult to do this part for them.

Cut around your butterfly. To hang it up you will need to punch a tiny hole near the top - use a sharp needle or a small hole punch. Or attach to a window with small pieces of sticky tape.

Here's another butterfly done by an older child, with a design idea in mind. For this butterfly we cut out a body shape and added wiggly eyes.

Tissue paper suncatcher butterfly by older child

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