Create Your Own Wings

The St. Albert Cultivates the Arts Society is back with a craft that’s a little twist on the butterfly crafts we’ve been making all month long. However, this time, instead of butterflies, we are drawing inspiration from moths by making your very own costume-sized moth wings! 

These magical natural wing patterns and colours are made life-sized using cardboard and tissue paper. 


2 large pieces of cardboard 21" to 24" long and approximately 12" wide 

White, black and red paint 

Paint brushes 

Paper towel 

Glue gun 


Water jar,  

White glue 

Scissors and/or exacto knife 

Tissue paper (white and one or two other colours) 

Ribbon or stretchy string or regular string

Now that you have your materials, follow along with these step-by-step instructions on how to make large moth wings that are not only great for dress up, but are also beautiful works of art.      

The City of St. Albert has worked with content developers to provide creative prompts that align with provincial public health measures, and guidance to protect the health system and the community by slowing the spread of COVID-19.

Don’t forget to take a picture of your participation in today’s activity and share it with us online! Use the hashtag #40DaysofPLAY to be entered to win a prize from one of our Festival partners.
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St. Albert Cultivates the Arts is a not-for-profit society that organizes events for Alberta Culture Days within St. Albert.  They connect local artists to our residents. Events, workshops, performances and classes will be offered this September for the full month free to the public. Find us on Facebook and Instagram. 

Follow all provincial public health measures when participating in 40 Days of Play activities.

Last edited: August 26, 2021