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Tissue Paper Butterfly Crafts for Preschool

Today we are sharing a beautiful tissue paper butterfly project for kids to make to celebrate the arrival of spring or summer break!  This easy butterfly craft is such a fun butterfly craft idea to make with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first graders as it is super simple to make with stunning results!  Print our free printable butterfly printable template to make this  butterfly craft for kids.

Today we are sharing a beautiful tissue paper butterfly project for kids to make to celebrate the arrival of spring or summer break!  This easy butterfly craft is such a fun butterfly craft idea to make with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first graders as it is super simple to make with stunning results! Print our free printable butterfly printable template to make this  butterfly craft for kids.

Tissue paper butterfly craft

My kids love butterflies and have been spotting them around everywhere now that it’s warm outside. We recently went a nature walk looking for butterflies and other pollinators. We were surprised to see several different kinds of butterflies with different colors and designs. I love doing tissue paper crafts; there are so many ways to use it! This pretty¬†tissue paper butterfly is a fun¬†butterfly craft¬†to make with toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and grade 1 students. This simple¬†butterfly craft for preschoolers is sure to be a hit with kids. Plus this¬†summer craft for preschool or¬† spring craft for kids will brighten your windows with cheerful, happy, colorful¬† butterflies!

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Butterfly Crafts for Preschool

Tissue paper butterfly

All you need to make this butterfly craft are a few simple materials you probably already have on hand.

Materials:

  • butterfly printable template (outline I used or various templates at bottom of post)
  • black crayon
  • tissue paper in different colors
  • scissors
  • school glue (and a bit of water)
  • small bowl or plate
  • paint brush

Butterfly tissue paper craft

Print the butterfly template then cut out tissue paper in a few different shapes: rectangle, square, oval, circle, and triangle.

HINT: Stack the tissue paper to cut many shapes at a time.

use black crayons to make designs on the butterfly wings

Butterfly tissue paper craft

First, use a black crayon to make designs on your butterfly wings.

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Tissue Paper Butterflies

Next, spread some glue across the top of the butterfly

Begin to lay tissue paper on top of the glue to fill in the butterfly shape. Don’t worry if the tissue paper goes over the black lines you drew, they will be revealed later more in a later step.

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Tissue paper butterflies for kids’

Continue until the wings are deigned to your liking. It’s OK if the edges aren’t stuck down at this point, because that comes next.

use a glue water wash over the top to blend the colors

tissue paper butterflies

After the wings are filled in, it is time to use the thinner glue in the bowl. Use a paint brush with the glue to smooth the tissue paper pieces pieces and edges down.

HINT: I also put some glue in a shallow bowl and added just a little bit of water to make it more spreadable for use with a paintbrush.

You’ll see that as you paint the watery glue over the tissue paper, the black lines that were drawn earlier are seen again and has a really neat effect.

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Let dry completely, and then cut the butterfly out.

Isn’t it pretty!?

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Butterfly Activities for Kids

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Butterfly Printables

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Butterfly Crafts

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Butterfly Crafts for Preschoolers

Nothing says summer like a big juicy watermelon! We whipped up a bath of this gorgeous watermelon playdough for our upcoming watermelon theme! This homemade playdoh recipe is super easy-to-make, soft, and such a fun watermelon activity! Use this summer activities for preschoolers, toddlers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3 students. Are your kids as crazy about slime as mine are? My kids love playing with slime and trying different types of slime. In our experimenting, we came up with this cool baking soda slime. This slime uses baking soda as the activator for a wonderful sheen and flow without being sticky at all! And with the first day fo sCome see how to make slime with baking soda and get playing with your preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders. Ready? Set. GO! This really fun car activity for kids is sure to be a hit. Whether you race your cars outside as a summer activity or indoors as a rainy day activity for kids - this is EPIC! This pool noodle activity is fun for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd graders, and up. Just grab a pool noodle, duct tape, and our free printable to create a cool hot wheels race tarck in just 5 minutes! You are going to love this simple-to-make and creative art project for kids. You can create abstract art or art projects based on famous artists. We opted to make a starry night for kids tin foil project. I love the dimmension this technique gave to our van gogh art project. This aluminum foil art makes a great summer activity for kids of all ages from preschool, pre-k, kinderagrten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, 6th graders, and up!

Kids Activities

Looking for more fun kids activities and other ideas to keep kids engaged, learning, and having fun? Check out these:

You will love this outrageously fun painting with cars activity where kids will make a cheery rainbow painting using hotwheel vehicles. This rainbow painting for kids is a silly rainbow painting ideas that your kids will LOVE! Use this for a rainbow theme, car theme, spring theme, or just a fun play ativity with kids. Try this car activities for kids with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students.  Fun summer activity for bucket list Making a DIY foosball table is a really fun STEM project for kids of all ages to make together and loads of fun to play with too! The diy games for kids is the project for a rainy day or as a summer bucket list idea.  Try this homemade games for kids with preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th graders too. This EPIC kids activity is sure to be a hit with your kids. Looking for a fun summer activity for kids? You are going to love blowing colorful snake bubble. This sock bubbles activity is super simple and such an easy summer activity idea for toddlder, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders too. It takes blowing bakcyard bubles to a new level making long, colorful snakes with a simple technique using a sock and a plastic bottle. You've got to try this bubble snake experiment.

Things to Do with Kids

This vinegar and baking soda rocket is an out-of-this-world fun AND educational summer activity for kids! Preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students will enjoy making the baking soda rocket. This how to make a bottle rocket project is one of those really cool science projects your kids will remember forever! Have you ever heard of a lemon volcano? Kids are going to love this fun, creative,volcano experiment that screams summer! This simple lemon volcano experiment is perfect for curious kids from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders too. All you need are a few simple materials to make some amazing erupting lemon volcanos! The goal of an amazing science experiment for kids is to grab kids attention and make them wonder why did that happen, how could that work, and I want to try that! This leak proof bag is such a simple science experiment for kids that explores polymers. What's best is this amazing science experiment with everyday materials! Try this water experiment with kids of all ages from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th graders too. Kids are going to love this really fun Frozen Rainbow Eruptions science activity where kids will make beautiful rainbows as they create a chemical reaction! This baking soda and vinegar experiment! This rainbow activities for preschoolers usese a couple simple materials for a mesmerizing, colorful preschool summer activity! Use this rainbow science with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders.

Summer Science

There are so many fun ways to play and teach kids about chemical reactions using a baking soda and vinegar reaction. Here are some of our favorite baking soda and vinegar activities.

 

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