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Monday, July 1, 2013

DIY Suncatcher Butterflies

Summer is in full swing around our house. Our newest 100 Things To Do This Summer chart is hung, graduation ceremonies and party fun has been had, freckles are showing up on noses, kiddie pools are getting indefinite use, and the "What are we going to do today?" grumbles are settling in.

The twins and I did this butterfly suncatcher project during our days of Pre-K homeschool. It is a great project that can be done by little hands or big!

The materials we used were: 
  • Tissue paper in a variety of colors
  • a pair of scissors 
  • glue sticks
  • a template with open spaces to fill
We also used a couple of little lunch trays. They are great for containing projects to one area for cleanup.

The butterfly template we used was found in this book! I love this series of books and have every one of the months and seasons.  These books have many ideas and projects for homeschooling.

Next, the girls chose the colors they wanted for each empty space in the suncatcher. I helped them cut the pieces to fit but older children will be able to do this by themselves. 

They used their glue sticks around the edges of each cut out space and placed the correct piece of tissue paper where they belonged.

After filling in each empty space with a different color tissue paper, they were done! 

The template we used had a butterfly body to stick on the completed project. Here is one glued and completed! 

They were very proud of their projects and we hung them on our sliding glass doors to let the sun dance through their pretty colored wings! 

This is an easy faux stained glass project to do that is fun and a beautiful decoration! This project can be used to decorate your doors and windows throughout the year with a variety of different shaped stencils! 

Check out another great BUTTERFLY WALL ART CRAFT with FREE templates here!
Happy creating!


  1. going to try this for my Easter party. Thanks for sharing!

  2. What book are you are talking about?

    1. The book is linked in the post. It's where I got the butterfly template. Here is the link again:

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