Spring is in the air, the preschoolers are starting to get restless and you need an art project that requires no special supplies or preparation. Enter these creative butterfly sun catchers!
Butterfly Sun Catcher supplies are simple:
The process is simple, too:
- Cut the wax paper into butterfly shapes. (Tear out 10-12 squares of wax paper. Fold them all in half together. Staple around the edges to hold them in place. Trace a 1/2 butterfly shape and then cut them all out. Don’t do them 1 at a time! Wax paper is thin.)
- Provide little squares of tissue paper. (Add aluminum foil, too, if you have it.)
- Students use a glue stick to attach the tissue paper to the butterfly shape.
If you preschoolers are like ours, they need lots of practice with a glue stick! This is a great opportunity for them to use it and not worry about where the tissue squares land or whether they overlap each other. Anything goes with these butterfly sun catchers!
We chose hot pink, aqua, lime green, orange and yellow. Any tissue paper that you have will work.
If you want to finish these off to make them “fridge-worthy” add little pipe cleaner antennae to the top of each one. If you want to really overdo it (like I tend to do when mod podge is available), shellac them with a bit of glossy mod podge to make them much more durable. Hang them on a window or glass door and let the sun shine through!