How to Make a Paper Butterfly

Now that you have all those tie dyed pieces of paper, what can you do with them?


  • A pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Tie dyed paper (or scraps of wrapping paper, newspaper, magazines)
  • String (we used the type for cooking).
  • Something square and something round to trace (to make a square and circle shape). We used a book and a lid to a container.

    Step 1: Trace a square and a circle onto the paper, then cut it out.

Step 2: Fold both the square and circle in a fan fold (back and forth).

Step 3: Put a line of glue along the first fold of the circle and stack the square on top.

Step 4: Tie a piece of string in the middle of glued together pieces (the knot should be made at the top of the stack).

Step 5: Spread the wings of your butterfly out and you're done!

We tied ours to a popsicle stick to make a butterfly mobile

Per la versione italiana, clicca qui.

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