Simple Paper Plate Butterfly for Kids to Decorate

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Simple Paper Plate Butterfly for Kids to Decorate

Introduction:

Creating a paper plate butterfly can be a fun and easy activity with some help from our instructions. This butterfly project is great for kids to get creative. Once finished building the base,  they can design this beautiful butterfly however they like. Allowing them to express themselves through crafting freely.

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Tools

  • Pencil
  • Hot glue (Please use with adult supervision)

Supplies

  • A paper plate
  • Popsicles tapes
  • Glue or tape
  • Coloring materials (eg. crayon, markers, and paints)
  • pipe cleaner
How To Make a Paper Plate - Materials
How To Make a Paper Plate - Materials
Step 1

Create the wings using paper plates

How To Make a Paper Plate Butterfly - Step 1

Get a piece of a paper plate. Cut the paper plate horizontally and vertically in half.

The piece of the paper plate we’re using has a glossy side which is why for this project, we will use the backside so that we can draw on it.

How To Make a Paper Plate Butterfly - Step 2

It should look like this. You now have 4 pieces of wings for your butterfly

How To Make a Paper Plate Butterfly - Step 3

Make two of your wings smaller by trimming the outer sides off.

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Trim the remaining two wings to an even smaller size than the previous two wings.

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The base of your wings is now done!

Step 2

Assemble the wings of your paper butterfly

How To Make a Paper Plate Butterfly - Step 6

Layout the big and small wings like the right side.

How To Make a Paper Plate Butterfly - Step 7

Join them together using glue or tape.

How To Make a Paper Plate Butterfly - Step 8

Do the same on the remaining wings. The wings of your paper plate butterfly are now done!

Set it aside for now.

Step 3

Create the antenna

How To Make a Paper Plate Butterfly - Step 9

Bend the pipe cleaner in half

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Stick the pipe cleaner to a popsicle stick. Use tape or hot glue to secure them in place.

How To Make a Paper Plate Butterfly - Step 11

How you place the antenna should look like the picture above. Flip the popsicle stick to the other side.

How To Make a Paper Plate Butterfly - Step 12

Twirl one of the antenna of the butterfly.

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Do the same for the other end of the pipe cleaner.

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The antenna of your butterfly is now done!

Step 4

Create the face of your butterfly.

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Stick some googly eyes to the popsicle stick.

If normal glue doesn’t stick them in place, use hot glue.

How To Make a Paper Plate Butterfly - Step 16

Give the butterfly an expression by drawing him a mouth.

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Ain’t our little friend adorable! Let’s assemble the wings to the body!

Step 5

Assemble the paper plate butterfly

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Glue the wings to the back of the butterfly. Use hot glue or tape to stick it to the popsicle.

How To Make a Paper Plate Butterfly - Step 19

When assembled, it should look like this.

How To Make a Paper Plate Butterfly - Step 20

Flip it over and grab your coloring materials!

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Time to decorate!!!

Get creative and design your butterfly, friend

How To Make a Paper Plate Butterfly - Step 22

Your paper plate butterfly is now done!

For this project, we used both crayons and markers to design the wings. Get creative by decorating it however you want your little friend to be.

Extra Tips

  • Please let an adult supervise a child when using the glue gun.
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5 COMMENTS

  1. Creating your own designs makes this craft a thousand times better 💞

  2. I added mine with reflective paper and glitters. I bet mine would be the prettiest ;p

  3. Thankss for the instructions

  4. Straight forward and easy to understand – me likeey

  5. I think we can make other creatures aside from butterflies – need ideas tough?? Anyone?

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