Tie Dye Tissue Paper Butterflies

Tie Dye Tissue Paper Butterflies

Crafting Time:
  • Under 1 Hour
Skill Level:
  • Beginner
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores

Additional Information

  • White or colored sheets of tissue paper (12"x12" squares (2 sheets for each butterfly)
  • Dye-na-Flow Concentrate – colors of choice
  • One step tie-dye spray
  • 1" wide paintbrush
  • Cup of water
  • Small google eyes (2 for each butterfly)
  • Clothespin of each butterfly
  • White trash bag
  • Wire cutters
  • Pipe cleaners- color of choice
  • White school glue
  • Scissors

  1. Lay two sheets of tissue, one on top of the other, on a flat unopened trash bag on a flat surface.
  2. Using the paintbrush, dip into the cup of water and make butterfly pattern brush strokes on the tissue paper with just water.
  3. Squeeze drops of Dy-na-Flow randomly on the tissue paper to make spots or patterns.
  4. Let the squares of tissue paper dry.
  5. Meanwhile, lay the clothespins on the flat trash bag and spry with the tie-dye any color you desire. Allow them to dry.
  6. Once the tissue is dry, go to the bottom of the square and find the middle. Start accordian folding the tissue, pinching or scrunching the tissue all the way to the top in the middle.
  7. Clamp your clothes at the middle to create the body of the butterfly.
  8. Attach google with school glue on the clothespin.
  9. Make antennas using the wire cutters and pipe cleaners. Attach them by pinching the antennas with the clothespin.
Items in This Collection
Please Note: Some items are out of stock.



Dye-Na-Flow Exciter Pack-9 Colors

Item # 7626203
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$17.99 $11.69

Glue on Wiggle Eyes

Item # prd33030
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Loew-Cornell Mini Spring Clothespins

Item # 3070125
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1 -chip Brush

Item # 2154078
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$1.99 $1.39

Tissue Paper Value Pack 20"X26" 100/Pkg-Assorted Solid Colors

Item # 7686793
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