What are butterfly wings?

Butterfly wings are made up of two chitonous layers (membranes). These wing scales are tiny overlapping pieces of chitin on a butterfly or moth wing. They are outgrowths of the body wall and are modified, plate-like setae (hairs). Most butterflies have different patterns on the front and back of their wings.

How do you make a bee costume?


  1. Cut strips of Black Duck Tape® to fit on the front and back of the tee shirt.
  2. Carefully place the stripes onto the shirt.
  3. Cover a piece of cardboard with White Duck Tape® and cut out wing shapes.
  4. Attach the wings and cone to the finished tee shirt, and you’re ready to for a fun night of trick-or-treating!

How to make a butterfly costume easy no sew?

Now copy this shape, so there are two symmetrical wing shapes. To make coloring the fabric easier, iron the fabric wing to the shiny side of freezer paper. The freezer paper will stabilize the fabric, creating a coloring surface more like paper than cloth, and it can be easily peeled away when finished.

What’s the best way to dress up butterflies?

Turn your butterfly wings right side out and press with a hot iron if necessary. Top stitch around the edges, making sure to sew the hole closed. Take a 3 inch piece of elastic and tie it around the middle of the butterfly wings. This step is optional but I loved how it looked gathered slightly in the middle.

How are the wings of a butterfly made?

The girls can run around and expand their wings and flap around in nature, just like real butterflies! There’s a wooden dowel partway along the top of each wing that extends out to the very tip of each wing, so they can grab it and extend outward, making their wings SO MUCH BIGGER than most costume wings!

What do you use to make a butterfly headpiece?

To create the butterfly headpiece, just twist pipe cleaners onto a standard headband, and hot glue them to secure them in place. Then hot glue a pom pom to each end of pipe cleaner, and you’re all set with some springy, bouncy butterfly antennae! How easy was that?