Tissue Paper Butterfly Sun Catchers

Tissue Paper Butterfly Sun Catchers

Can’t believe this is the first time we’ve made sun catchers! It’s been on my to do list for so long and since we’ve been doing a lot of Hungry Caterpillar themed activities recently, I though it was quite fitting we should make some butterfly sun catchers.

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butterfly sun catchers

This one does require a small amount if preparation to make the butterfly shaped template. I’m by no means a good artist but I did free hand draw these butterfly shapes onto scrap cardboard and used a craft knife to cut around and remove the middle. Then I drew around each template on the paper side of some sticky back plastic, cut around that and stuck it to one side of the cardboard template.

I have a container of scrap pieces of crepe and tissue paper, left over from a flower activity we did a few months ago. This was the perfect time to get that out and fill our butterfly templates.

butterfly sun catchers

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All three of us sat around the table to do this activity. Bet you can guess which one was mine. Ha! Anyway as you can see it’s a pretty easy, hands on craft. Simply ripped pieces of tissue or crepe paper stuck onto the sticky back plastic. Our eldest girl followed suit from our flower craft and scrunched the paper for one of the templates.

Butterfly Sun catchers

I used a hole punch and yarn to tie the butterflies from the curtain rail and they really are quite pretty, especially when the window is open and the breeze catches them, giving them some twirly motion.

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