Stained Glass Butterfly


contact paper

black construction paper

butterfly template

tissue paper


yarn or twine


  1. Draw a butterfly shape onto a piece of black construction paper and cut it out.

  2. Fold the butterfly shape in half and cut around it, leaving half an inch to an inch from the outside following the outline of the shape. This will create the stained glass frame.

  3. Cut a piece of contact paper slightly larger than the butterfly. Peel the backing off and stick the stained glass frame to the sticky side.

  4. Cut or tear a variety of colors of tissue paper into small squares and place on the contact paper, overlapping a little to cover completely.

  5. Take a second piece of contact paper, peel off the backing, and place it sticky side down on top of the butterfly. Trim the excess contact paper off around it.

  6. Finally, snip a little hole into one of the butterfly wings, string the yarn through and tie in a knot. That’s it.

(via Typically Simple)

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