Paper towel butterflies are an easy and beautiful craft! You probably have most everything you need right in your kitchen.
And not only is the process fun…….playing with them afterward is thrilling!
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Paper Butterfly Supplies
To make your own butterflies, gather…
- plain white paper towels
- food coloring
- pipe cleaners
How to Make a Paper Butterfly
Follow these step by step instructions to create beautiful butterflies!
Mix your food coloring with water in separate bowls.
Now, fold your paper towel in half, in half again, another time, then one more time…….into sixteenths. Allow your child (assisted if necessary……thanks daddy!) to dip each corner tip of the folded paper towel into the colored water of their choosing.
(Don’t dip the paper towel in too deep or for too long. Leaving part of the paper towel white in some spots also helps with the coloring and outcome. Let the kids experiment.)
Let the excess water drip back into the bowls after dipping each color, then open up the paper towel and lay flat to dry.
Once each paper towel is dry…….accordion fold or gather along the center of each paper towel to make the butterfly shape. Wrap a pipe cleaner around the center, twist it off, even out the wings, flatten the body, and then curl the antennas.
Nice and simple.
Now, hang from the ceiling with some string, pin to the wall, perch on a desk………. Kids will be so proud to decorate with their new paper craft butterflies.
………or just allow them to flit around the room.
Such a simple paper butterfly craft to help keep those little fingers and minds busy this summer.
More Butterfly Crafts
- Coffee Filter Butterflies
- Origami Paper Butterflies
- Paper Plate Butterfly
- Yarn Butterflies
- Butterfly Costume
Post by Ashley from Make It and Love It; a blog of DIY sewing, crafting, decorating, gift giving ideas, etc. You know, all the fun stuff. I have 3 kids and they randomly inspire me to create projects around them……such as this one today, which is perfect for even those little fingers.