Collage Butterflies

Collage Butterflies

You'll Need

clear contact paper,permanent black marker,assorted tissue paper,scissors
Draw a butterfly shape onto the front of the contact paper. Children may use a pattern, but it is more fun to let them create their own shape. It can be big or small. Do not cut out the shape yet. Peel off the back of the contact paper and lay sticky side up. The image drawn will show through. Using the tissue paper, cut, tear, crumple etc. small pieces and press onto contact paper. My students especially liked pastels, and the gold and silver mylar "tissue" paper. Students may choose to cover the whole thing or leave much clear space. Remember, this is their project. After the student feels he has enough tissue paper on the butterfly, lay another piece of contact paper on top--sticky sides together so the tissue is "sandwiched" between. A helper may choose to do this as the contact may get unruly for some. Cut out along your predetermined lines. I used the book, "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" with this activity as it addresses butterflies as well as collage...just be careful to call the "cocoon" a "chrysalis" as it is the more correct term! This activity is also suited well for students with physical disabilities as the tearing of the tissue and pressing can be accomplished without much hand over hand intervention by a teacher. These also look beautiful hanging on windows as sun catchers and lend themselves to discussions of light, shadow, transparency, translucency, opaqueness, and color. Have fun, explore.
 
 
 
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