DIY "Stained Glass" Butterfly
With summer in full swing, many more species of butterflies and moths are appearing in the landscape around us. Evoke those bold summertime colors and create your own prismatic butterfly with this fun activity!
Gather Your Supplies:
- Butterfly outline, preferably printed on cardstock: Download it here.
- Tissue paper in various colors
- Laminating sheets or contact paper
- Scissors and/or X-Acto knife
Cut out the butterfly outline. Hint: it’s easier to cut into the black line a bit than to go back and trim off any white edges.
Cut bits of tissue paper in random shapes, enough to fill the voids in the wings and body.
Expose the sticky side of the laminating sheet and press the butterfly outline onto it with the black print down.
Fill the wings and body by pressing the tissue paper pieces onto the laminating sheet. Be sure not to leave any gaps!
Enclose your creation by placing another laminating sheet overtop of it. Cut out your butterfly and place it in the window! Make more than one and consider resizing the print to make different sized butterflies. Have fun!