Thursday, February 23, 2012

Crafting with Kara - Tissue Paper Butterflies

Kara is my little craft diva.  She is always digging around in my craft room, looking for supplies to make one of her designs.  We  recently came up with the idea to do an ongoing series called "Crafting with Kara".  She will share crafts for kids, made by a kid. 

The first craft she wants to share is a tissue paper butterfly.  

To make a tissue paper butterfly you need the following supplies 

tissue paper 
crepe paper
pipe cleaner 

To make the body of the butterfly, she started  by rolling up the crepe paper 

When it was the size that she liked, she secured it with a small piece of tape 

She then drew a  heart on the folded tissue paper  
Then she carefully cut out the heart shape, leaving the folded side intact 

She opened up the heart, and it was the perfect shape for butterfly wings 
Using small pieces of tape, she secured the wings to the body 

To make the antennae, use a piece of pipe cleaner about 6 inches long, forming  a small curl on each end 

She attached the antennae to the bottom side of the butterfly, and then turned it over

She then  rolled the pipe cleaner 

on both ends 

The finished butterfly 

Maybe if she makes a few more, it will start to feel like spring! 

We are linking this craft up. See where we like to party here on my Linky Party Page


  1. Cute butterfly. I would love if you would share this craft at my linky party.

  2. Aw, so cute! Kiddo crafts are always fun! Thanks for sharing at our Shine on Fridays party!

  3. She loves crafting. We are going to make this a weekly post.

  4. Those are fabulous! My daughter loves butterflies--we'll definitely try this one! Stopping by from TGIF!

  5. How adorable! These would be great to make at my daughter's birthday party! I am hosting my 2nd link party, and would love for you to add this along with anything else you like!

    Jessica @ Mom 4 Real

  6. So cute! My daughter would love doing this! I can totally see making a ton of them and hanging them over her bed. Great idea!

  7. We had much simpler ones for toddlers at a recent party I went to;

    but yours are great fun for older kids!

  8. I love this craft! I have a linky party that focuses on crafts done for and by kids and I'd love to have you (and Kara) post this idea! It's awesome :) I'm following you now, as well.
    Thank you
    Paula at Welcoming Spirit

  9. great craft


    Natasha xx

  10. Hi Kara and Pam! You guys are featured on my post this week as "Best Craft for Kids" Thank you for submitting these super cute butterflies :) Stop by and pick up your button!



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