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How to Make a Paper Plate Butterfly

Difficulty Beginner
Budget < £10
Time < 1 hour

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How to make

Top Tip!…Wait for your paint to dry completely before decorating your butterfly, as the paper plate gets very flimsy when it’s wet.


Ask an adult to help you draw a butterfly onto your plate. Cut it out and paint it whatever colour you like.


Take two pipe cleaners and twist them around each other until about two thirds of the way up. Then bend the ends so they look like antennae. Use the tacky glue to stick your body onto the plate – hold it down for a few moments to make it stick.


Cut two round circles from the coloured paper and stick one on each wing, Use the flower stickers to decorate your butterfly.


To make the glittery edges, paint little semi-circles of glue along the edges of your wings. Pour glitter all over the glue and shake it off. Leave it to dry for a couple of hours.

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