Butterfly Suncatcher Craft Made with Tissue Paper & Bubble Wrap!

I love how this  cheerful butterfly suncatcher craft brightens up my home’s windows.

It’s fun and easy for kids of any age to make at home, school, or camp. This craft would also be great to add to your letter b learning activities for preschool and kindergarten to help your child learn their alphabet as well.

Aren’t the butterfly suncatchers colorful and pretty?

Butterfly Suncatcher Craft for Kids - colorful butterfly suncatcher hanging on a window with words: Butterfly Craft for Kids
Let’s make a butterfly suncatcher!

Butterfly Suncatcher Craft

The black painted craft stick contrasts perfectly with the vibrant rainbow colored tissue paper. Make several of these butterflies and cluster them together varying the colors of each butterfly.

They will bring a smile to your face and brightens up your entire room even if the sun isn’t shining.  This craft is inspired by my rainbow heart craft suncatcher that is one of my favorite kids craft ideas.

To Make a Butterfly Suncatcher, You Will Need:

  • Black twine
  • Black paint
  • Bubble wrap
  • Wide craft sticks
  • Tissue paper of various colors, cut into 1 inch squares
  • Mod Podge
  • Paint Brush
  • Hot Glue and hot glue gun
Butterfly Suncatcher Craft for Kids supplies needed - shown twine, bubble wrap, tissue paper and black painted craft stick
Just a few supplies and you will be crafting a butterfly suncatcher!

How to Make a Butterfly Tissue Paper Suncatcher

Step 1

After gathering supplies, instruct kids to decoupage the tissue paper onto the bubble wrap with Mod Podge and a brush, like this:

How to make a butterfly suncatcher with tissue paper and bubble wrap
Use mod podge to add tissue paper squares to the bubble wrap!

Kids get a kick out of decoupaging bubble wrap and probably won’t be able to resist popping a small bit!

Step 2

While the bubble wrap is drying, invite your child to paint their craft sticks black.

Step 3

When the bubble wrap is dry, cut it into the shape of a butterfly’s wings, then put a small fold in it and secure with hot glue.

Glue the colorful bubble wrap wings to the back of the craft stick.

Butterfly Suncatcher Craft for Kids step 3 - attaching the wings to the back of the craft stick butterfly body
Add a fold in the wings so your butterfly looks more realistic.

Step 4

Using hot glue (or other type of glue) add black twine or yarn  antennae to the back of the craft stick.

Hang the butterfly suncatchers in your window and enjoy!

Butterfly Suncatcher Craft for Kids hanging in the window after the craft is complete
Our finished butterfly suncatchers look so pretty in the window!
Yield: 3 rainbow butterflies

Make a Butterfly Suncatcher

butterfly suncatcher craft for kids

Transform tissue paper, bubble wrap and a craft stick into these colorful and lovely Rainbow Butterfly Suncatchers

Active Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost under $5


  • Black twine
  • Black paint
  • Bubble wrap
  • Wide craft sticks
  • Tissue paper, cut into 1 inch squares
  • Glue


  • Scissors
  • Mod Podge
  • Paint Brush
  • Hot Glue Gun


  1. Gather supplies together.
  2. Give kids the tissue paper squares and a sheet of bubble wrap.
  3. Have them paint the mod podge on the bubble wrap and then lay the colorful squares on top creating a colorful rainbow collage.
  4. Set aside to dry.
  5. Paint the craft stick black.
  6. Once dried, cut the tissue paper bubble wrap into wings and glue to the back of the craft stick folding the winds slightly at the body.
  7. Add black twine antennae to the butterfly.
  8. Hang in the window!

Butterfly Suncatcher Craft for Kids

More Butterfly Crafts & Fun for Kids

Love butterflies? Then you will want to check out these great butterfly crafts and activities for kids:

Did your kids have fun making this tissue paper Butterfly suncatcher?