Tissue Paper Preschool Butterfly Craft

Are you looking for a fun, creative activity to do with your preschoolers? Look no further than this tissue paper preschool butterfly craft!

Not only is it easy enough even for toddlers to make, but it also provides an opportunity to teach little ones about different colors and beautiful butterflies.

All you need are some simple supplies like sheets of tissue paper, scissors, and glue and you’ll be ready to go!

We’ll provide step-by-step instructions on how to make this fun craft as well as additional butterfly activities you can do with your preschoolers.

So gather up your materials and let’s get started!

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This tissue paper preschool butterfly craft is a fun way to be creative and learn at the same time!

It’s so easy that even toddlers can do it. You just need some supplies like tissue paper, scissors, and glue.

Follow our simple instructions to make it with your young kids.

Tissue Paper Preschool Butterfly Craft

To make this butterfly craft for preschoolers, you’ll need just a few supplies you’ve likely got on hand already.

If necessary, you can pre-cut the paper for your little ones. However, this is a great time for kids to practice cutting paper.

What You’ll Need


What You’ll Do

Gather your craft papers. I like to use tissue paper, but you could use scraps of colorful wrapping paper. Cut your paper into small squares.

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Take one square at a time, and crumple it into a small ball. Continue crumpling the paper squares into balls.

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The printable butterfly template ( click here ) includes three different sizes of butterflies. Trace any size you want onto a piece of cardstock, and cut it out with scissors.

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Start to glue the crumpled paper balls onto the cut out butterfly pattern. Mix and match the colors to give the butterfly a festive look.

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Continue to glue the paper balls on the butterfly until the butterfly pattern is filled. Once you are done gluing the crumpled paper balls on the butterfly, let the glue dry for a while.

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Take the round cut out and glue the two strips (antenna) on any one side of it. Draw the face of the butterfly on the round paper and attach it on the butterfly.

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What age is this craft appropriate for?

A tissue paper butterfly craft is generally appropriate for preschoolers and kindergarten-aged children.

Children as young as 3 years old can participate in this craft with some assistance from a teacher or caregiver.

However, it’s important to keep in mind individual abilities and ensure that the craft is developmentally appropriate for each child.

Some children may need more or less support to complete the craft depending on their fine motor skills and attention span.

How can the tissue paper butterfly craft be incorporated into a lesson plan about butterflies?

The tissue paper butterfly craft can be used as a fun and creative way to incorporate the concept of metamorphosis into a lesson plan about butterflies.

Teachers can encourage students to talk about the colors and patterns they see on the butterfly’s wings, and use this as an opportunity to discuss how butterflies use their wings for camouflage and protection from predators.

The finished tissue paper butterfly craft can be used to decorate the classroom or hung up in a “butterfly garden” display.

Can the tissue paper butterfly craft be adapted for children with limited fine motor skills?

Yes, the tissue paper butterfly craft can be adapted to accommodate preschoolers with limited fine motor skills.

One way to do this is by pre-cutting tissue paper squares or circles to make it easier for the child to handle and manipulate. The child can then crumple or twist the pre-cut tissue paper pieces before gluing them onto the butterfly outline.

Additionally, larger butterfly outlines can be provided to make it easier for the child to work with. For children who have difficulty using glue or scissors, pre-glued tissue paper shapes or self-adhesive shapes can be used instead.

By making these modifications, children with limited fine motor skills can still participate in the craft and enjoy the sensory experience of working with tissue paper.

PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT BUTTERFLIES

Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about butterflies. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.

If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.

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Butterflies – Curious kids ages 3 to 7 will be excited to learn about the magical world of butterflies: their beauty, their importance to plant life, and their incredible metamorphosis and migration.

Pinkalicious and the Little Butterfly – Pinkalicious is so excited when Miss Penny brings monarch caterpillars to class. She makes friends with one and watches as it turns into a pinkamazing butterfly!

Butterfly Butterfly: A Book of Colors – Lucy sees a beautiful butterfly in the garden, along with a bright green beetle, a brilliant blue dragonfly, some red ladybugs, and many more flying and crawling things. But when will the radiant butterfly appear again? 

RESOURCES I LOVE

This wooden butterfly puzzle brain game will promote hand-eye coordination, develop problem-solving skills and improve matching skills. In addition, it can stimulate a child’s imagination and creativity.

This beautiful butterfly lacing toy is great for practicing the sewing motion. It’s made of solid cherry wood, and finished with my homemade organic beeswax polish. The “needle” is attached to the natural cotton “thread” to make it easy to poke through the holes.

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Crumpled Paper Butterfly Craft

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The crumpled paper butterfly craft for preschoolers involves crumpling tissue or construction paper to make butterfly wings and then attaching them to a clothespin body, providing a fun sensory experience and promoting fine motor skills.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • Cardstock
  • Tissue paper
  • Marker

Tools

  • Glue
  • Scissors

Instructions

    Gather your craft papers. I like to use tissue paper, but you could use scraps of colorful wrapping paper. Cut your paper into small squares.

    Take one square at a time, and crumple it into a small ball. Continue crumpling the paper squares into balls.

    The printable butterfly template includes three different sizes of butterflies. Trace any size you want onto a piece of cardstock, and cut it out with scissors.

    Start to glue the crumpled paper balls onto the cut out butterfly pattern. Mix and match the colors to give the butterfly a festive look.

    Continue to glue the paper balls on the butterfly until the butterfly pattern is filled. Once you are done gluing the crumpled paper balls on the butterfly. Let the glue dry for a while.

    Take the round cut out and glue the two strips (antenna) on any one side of it. Draw the face of the butterfly on the round paper and attach it on the butterfly.


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