Tissue Paper Butterfly Hunt
Ah, springtime...a time of warm sunny days, when flowers start to bloom and butterflies flit across the blue sky. To add a little "spring" to your step, try this fun butterfly activity.
Make a net that you can use to catch some beautiful tissue paper butterflies. It's easy enough for your child to do, and it makes a great indoor or outdoor activity.
What You Need:
- Small wooden embroidery hoop (found at craft stores)
- Net bags (often used to hold onions)
- Hot glue gun
- Wooden dowel
- Tissue paper
What to Do:
- Open the embroidery hoop and place the net bag over the inner-hoop. Return the outer-hoop over the bag and inner-hoop and tighten the screw until the net is secure between the two hoops.
- Attach the top of the wooden dowel to the hoop using the hot glue gun. Let dry.
- Use different colors of tissue paper and help your child cut out butterfly shapes. This can be easily done by cutting out a rounded rectangle and twisting the middle, or you can cut out more intricate designs.
- Invite your child to throw the butterflies into the air and catch them in his new net!
Not only is tossing and netting fun, but your child will be working his eye-hand coordination at the same time.