I had fun making this tissue paper butterfly garland this last week. I found the idea here.
All you need is :
and of course lots of colorful tissue paper:
I got this bunch at Costco a few years ago and it has been AWESOME!
STEP 1 :CUTTING
Fold the construction paper in half and cut out a butterfly shape. I had to draw mine first, and I did two different shapes.
If you are interested in using my shapes, leave a comment and I will make a pdf of them… ( oops – sorry! I’ts been so long I don’t have the shapes any more! I originally just freehand cut it out, you don’t have to be perfect, just real basic, you can do it! – I have every confidence in you!!)
Take a stack of tissue paper that you want to use and fold it in half, and put it in the butterfly template, taco style -so everything is folded in half. Now cut out the butterflies. You can seriously cut a large amount of these at once.
Now using the pliers cut the pipe cleaners in half
STEP 2 – ASSEMBLY:
stack up three pieces of tissue – I used three different colors for each one, just do what you like. Take a pipe cleaner and bend it in half.
Take the tissue papers and scrunch them up in the middle, then slide the pipe cleaner over the tissue, and twist the ends to make the antennae.
now separate and “fluff” out the wings
Now make more, lots, lots more…
to attach them to the string, simply twist the antennae a time or two more around the string.
EASY PEASY! Now hang them up and enjoy. I hung mine in Chloe’s room, but Paige now wants some too…