Are you looking for a fun and easy craft activity to do with your kids? Look no further than this DIY butterfly window hanging! This project is perfect for kids of all ages, and it is a great way to spend some quality time together while also creating something beautiful to brighten up your home. The best part is that you don’t need any special skills or materials to get started – all you need is some colorful tissue paper, scissors, and string. In just a few simple steps, you’ll have a gorgeous butterfly window hanging that will add a touch of whimsy to any room in your home. So why not gather up the kids and get started on this fun and creative project today?
What you need
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- Wax paper
- Crayons (shaved with scissors by adult)
- Hole punch
You can easily find these materials at any craft store or online. Colored tissue paper is an essential element for this craft activity as it will give the butterfly wings a beautiful and vibrant look. Pipe cleaners should be in a contrasting color to the tissue paper so that they stand out and give the butterfly its shape.
Scissors will be used to cut the tissue paper and pipe cleaners to the desired size. Glue is used to stick the tissue paper onto the pipe cleaners. A pencil and ruler are used to measure and draw lines on the white paper, which will serve as the base for the butterfly wings. Finally, a black marker will be used to draw the butterfly’s body and antennae.
Make sure that you have all the materials ready before starting the craft activity as this will save you time and ensure that the process runs smoothly. With all the materials in place, you can now begin creating your beautiful DIY butterfly window hanging.
What to do
Fold the wax paper in 2. Draw half of a butterfly on the fold. Flip the paper over and draw the other half of the butterfly Open the wax paper and place crayon shavings inside the butterfly drawing. Cover with wax paper Have an adult iron the butterfly on low. (cover the wax paper with a towel) Cut out the butterfly and hang in the window.
Tips for making the butterfly window hanging stand out
Making the butterfly window hanging stand out is all about adding your own personal touch to it. Here are a few tips that can help you make your craft activity unique and visually appealing:
- Experiment with different colors: You can use a wide variety of colors to make your butterfly window hanging stand out. Try using bright and bold colors to make a statement or pastel shades for a more subtle look. You can also mix and match colors to create a unique color scheme.
- Use different materials: While tissue paper is a popular choice for making butterfly wings, you can use other materials like fabric, cellophane paper, or even recycled materials like old magazine pages or gift wrapping paper. This will give your butterfly window hanging a unique and interesting texture.
- Add embellishments: You can add extra details to your butterfly window hanging to make it stand out. Some ideas include glitter, sequins, beads, and even feathers. These embellishments will add some sparkle and shine to your butterfly window hanging.
- Vary the sizes: Making different sizes of butterflies will add an interesting visual element to your window hanging. You can make small butterflies to sit alongside large ones, or create a pattern of different-sized butterflies hanging from a mobile.
Additional ideas for variations to the project
If you want to add a little twist to this fun butterfly window hanging project, there are a few variations you can try out. For instance, you can use different colors of tissue paper to create a multicolored butterfly. You can also experiment with different sizes of tissue paper squares, which will give you different-sized butterflies.
If you don’t have tissue paper, you can use other materials like construction paper or even fabric to make your butterfly window hang. To make it more interesting, you can add glitter or sequins to your butterfly to give it a more sparkly and vibrant look.
Another idea is to create a mobile from your butterfly window hangings. Simply attach a few butterflies to a string or ribbon and hang them from a dowel or a wooden hoop. The butterflies will gently sway in the breeze and create a beautiful and mesmerizing display.
Finally, you can use this same technique to create other shapes like flowers, birds, or even geometric shapes. The possibilities are endless, and it’s a great way to keep your kids entertained and creative.
How to display the finished butterfly window hanging
After you and your kids have completed the butterfly window hanging, it’s time to display it for all to see! The beautiful colors and delicate wings of the butterflies will add a touch of whimsy and fun to any room in your house.
One great way to display the hanging is to attach it to a suction cup and hang it directly on your window. This will allow the sun to shine through the wings and create a stunning visual effect. You can also attach the hanging to a string or ribbon and hang it from the ceiling or a hook on the wall.
Another fun idea is to create a mobile with multiple butterfly hangings. To do this, you can attach each butterfly to a separate string or ribbon and then hang them from a branch or dowel. This will create a beautiful and unique piece of art that your kids will be proud to have created.
No matter how you choose to display your butterfly window hanging, be sure to find a prominent spot where it can be admired by all who enter the room. Your kids will love seeing their creation on display and you’ll love the memories it brings every time you catch a glimpse of it.