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TISSUE BUTTERFLIES

Place a butterfly pattern on a flat surface and cover with a piece of wax paper.

Use colored tissue paper cut in two or three inch squares. Paint them onto the wax paper with liquid starch. Follow the outline of the butterfly and fill in completely. Make two to three layers of tissue; dry overnight.

Carefully peel away the wax paper.

Thread a length of string through the top of the butterfly and hang from the ceiling. Or, tape the butterflies to a window for a stained glass effect.

CROSSED FEET BUTTERFLIES

Organize the children into pairs and give each pair two pieces of black 9 x 12 construction paper. The first student stands on one piece of paper with legs crossed and sides of shoes touching. The second student traces around the shoes. Then they trade places to create another butterfly. After cutting them out, students may use brushes to spatter multicolored tempera paint designs on their butterflies.

CLOTHESPIN BUTTERFLIES

Open a spring-type clothespin, insert a rectangular-shaped piece of tissue paper. Add a pipe cleaner to make antennae.

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