Butterfly Made From Tissue Paper

This delightful Butterfly Made From Tissue Paper will make your room a special place. Show the kids photos of real butterflies or just let them create their own masterpiece. This project can be as simple or as complex as the crafter’s capabilities.


There are approximately 750 species of butterflies in the United States. As a comparison, there are some 17,500 species known in the world. Source: Smithsonian – Butterflies in the United States

  • Butterfly Pattern Right and Left
  • Index Paper
  • Tissue Paper in Assorted Colors
  • White Glue
  1. Print patterns on index paper.
  2. Line up left and right patterns, trim and tape together.
  3. Cut tissue paper into 1½” squares. Crumple each piece into a tight ball.
  4. Dip into white glue and place onto pattern. Continue crumpling and gluing down pieces until the entire pattern is filled.
Patterns, Templates and Printables

Click on a pattern to open it in a new window to print in the correct size





2 thoughts on “Butterfly Made From Tissue Paper”

  1. grace fenny says:

    loved this craft it was so muck fun

  2. Grandma Joan says:

    Did this with my granddaughter. Turned out nice. She enjoyed the project. AND it was creative without being complicated

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