Colorful Tissue Butterflies

tissuebutterflies This activity is fun to do for spring time, or to show how colors blend.


  • To let children see how colors blend by overlapping different colors of tissue
  • To give children a sense of accomplishment as they do the activity on their own

Before You Start: Collect many different colors and patterened tissue paper. Cut them into small shapes like triangles, squares and rectangles. You will also need construction paper (preferably white) and diluted glue in a bowl with paint brushes.

Let's Get Started! Step 1. Put a container of all the different colors and shapes of tissue paper in the middle of the table, give each child a piece of paper.

Step 2. Have them paint on the glue with a spreader to the tissue paper and place another piece of tissue paper on top of the glue.

Step 3. Encourage them to overlap the different shapes and colors and to cover the entire page with shapes.

Furthermore: This is a fun activity and can be continued by making butterflies and flowers. Have the children cover their page. After it is dry, draw a butterfly or flower on the back. Cut the shape out and you have a beautiful masterpiece! This is great for spring time!

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