With all of the rain and cold weather we’ve been getting, it’s hard to be able to enjoy spring. But with today’s craft, you can bring a hint of May inside to brighten up your Memorial Day weekend! And what says spring more than butterflies?
Here are the steps to create a stain-glass butterfly, and let you and your child bring the beauty of the outdoors inside:
- Design your butterfly wings! Fold the paper in half to create a symmetrical look. We used a white crayon on black construction paper. Or, you can use a template like this one from Mini Eco. Use the side that you drew on as the back of your butterfly. Don’t worry about mess-ups or changing your design – it won’t show in the final product!
- Carefully cut out the butterfly design using scissors or, for parents, an X-Acto knife to cut out the wing design.
- Cut strips of tissue paper.
- Apply some glue (glue stick works best) to the back of your butterfly and start placing the tissue paper across the wings. Don’t worry if the paper overlaps!
- After the back of the butterfly is covered, flip it over and trim the tissue paper.
- Hang your butterfly up in a window and turn a rainy or cold day into a colorful spring afternoon!