Tissue Paper Butterflies
Tissue paper, scissors, pipe cleaners
Use an assortment of solid color tissue paper or patterned paper. Using half-sheets (or smaller, depending on the size of the butterfly you want to make), lay the number of sheets that you wish to use on top of one another. Then, bunch them up a little in the center. Using a green pipe cleaner for the center of the butterfly, twist the green pipe cleaner around the slightly bunched-up part to create the body of the caterpillar. If you have enough pipe cleaner left over, you can use the two ends for antennae. Use this craft as an opportunity to teach your child about the miracle of caterpillars who emerge from their cocoons as beautiful butterflies.