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Tissue Paper Butterfly

What You Need:
  • 2 wire coat hangers
  • Several pipecleaners (also called chenille sticks)
  • White tissue paper
  • White glue
  • Decorating media such as watercolor paints, markers, and/or glitter
  • Monofilament line (also called fishing line) to hang your completed butterfly

 

What You Do:

1. Begin by bending the “hook” of the coat hanger toward the “shoulder” of the coat hanger, open end down to become the butterfly's antennae. Repeat with the second coat hanger.

2. Attach the two hangers together using a pipe cleaner to be the butterfly's body.

3. Use a fingertip to lightly cover edges of the hanger with white glue.

4. Put one hanger at a time between two sheets of tissue paper, smooth, and trim the extra paper off.

5. Decorate as desired with watercolor paints, markers, and/or glitter.