Paper Plate Butterfly Craft

  • 01 of 09

    How to Make a Paper Plate Butterfly

    Paper Plate Butterfly Craft
    Paper Plate Butterfly Craft.

    I hope you enjoy these instructions for making a butterfly using a paper plate, a toilet tissue roll, and a few other supplies.

    • Age Guideline: 5 Years and Up
    • Time Required: 30 minutes (Does not include drying time)

    The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.

    Let's begin.

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  • 02 of 09

    Gathering The Supplies

    Gathering The Supplies to Make a Paper Plate Butterfly
    Gathering The Supplies to Make a Paper Plate Butterfly.

    Before you start any project it is easiest to gather together all of the supplies. For this project you will need:

    • Paper Plate
    • Toilet Paper Roll
    • Paint
    • Wiggle Eyes
    • Chenille Stem
    • Craft Glue
    • Paint Brush
    • Scissors

    Now we can begin.

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  • 03 of 09

    Paint the Paper Plate

    Paint the Paper Plate
    Paint the Paper Plate.

    Start out by painting the top side of the paper plate. Use whatever colors and designs you would like. This will be the butterfly's wings.

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  • 04 of 09

    Paint the Toilet Paper Roll

    Paint the Toilet Paper Roll
    Paint the Toilet Paper Roll.

    The toilet paper roll will be the butterfly's body. I painted mine black, but you can paint yours whatever color you like.

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  • 05 of 09

    Cut the Paper Plate

    Cut the Paper Plate
    Cut the Paper Plate.

    Cut the paper plate in half to make the butterfly's wings. I cut mine so it looked wavy!

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  • 06 of 09

    Glue on the Wings

    Glue on the Butterfly Wings
    Glue on the Butterfly Wings.

    Glue the wings onto the toilet paper roll like shown in the picture.

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  • 07 of 09

    Add the Eyes

    Add the Eyes to the Paper Plate Butterfly
    Add the Eyes to the Paper Plate Butterfly.
    Glue the two wiggle eyes onto the toilet paper roll.
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  • 08 of 09

    Make the Antenna

    Make the Antenna
    Make the Antenna.
    Cut two pieces of chenille stem, about 2-inches long.
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  • 09 of 09

    Finishing Your Butterfly

    Finishing Your Paper Plate Butterfly
    Finishing Your Paper Plate Butterfly.
    Finally, glue the chenille stem antenna onto the toilet paper roll just above the eyes. Now your butterfly is done. Display it on a table or attach it to a piece of string and hang it in a window!