Clothespin Butterflies

This week on Caitie’s Classroom we learned all about butterflies! Here is the step by step guide on how to make your very own butterfly with tissue paper and a clothespin. We’d love to see your finished crafts, share them on social media using the hashtag #CaitiesClassroom!


  • wooden clothespin
  • tissue paper
  • colored daubers
  • small googly eyes
  • black pipe cleaner


  1. Paint the clothespin black and let dry.
  2. Fold one sheet of tissue paper and cut in half. Take one half and fold again twice ending with a square. Draw a 1/4 section wing shape on the 2 open edge sides. Cut and unfold your butterfly shape. Repeat again with a smaller butterfly shape for a layered look.
  3. Open the cut out butterfly shape and decorate with colored daubers.
  4. Let dry.
  5. Layer tissue paper colours and accordion fold the centre and slide into clothes pin slot (if using hinged clothespins, open and clasp the paper).
  6. Fold pipe cleaner in half and twist around top of the clothespin.  
  7. Glue googly eyes to the top of clothespin.  



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