Paper Plate Butterfly Craft

My husband says I’m the paper plate craft queen. He always comes home and finds some sort of craft done with the kids using a paper plate.

I find paper plates are easy to be creative with and they are so cheap to have on hand for craft or offering some food with bit of glad wrap to a friend who you don’t want to inconvenience with returning a container. But I mainly keep my paper plates for craft.

Today I have another easy craft that can be done with toddlers. It’s easy in that it allows toddlers to use their fine motor skills in putting stickers on the paper plate wings of their butterfly.

paper plate butterfly craft

Fun for

  • Fine Motor Skills Play
  • Imaginative Play
  • Creativity Building
  • Toddlers and Little Hands
  • A craft that’s not too hard to clean up
  • School Holidays
  • Just Because


  • 1 Cardboard roll
  • 1 pipe cleaner
  • 2 googly eyes (I got ones with lashes from my local craft store)
  • 1 Paper Plate
  • Round Stickers
  • Sticky Tape
  • Scissors
paper plate butterfly craft


  1. Cut a trapeze shape from each end of the paper plate to create the butterfly wings.
  2. Use sticky tape to attach cardboard roll to the middle of the paper plate.
  3. Fold the pipe cleaner in half and roll each end inwards to create the antenna. Use sticky tape to stick this to the inside of the cardboard roll.
  4. Glue on the eyes and draw on a face.
  5. Add stickers to the butterfly wings.
  6. Butterfly is ready to be played with.
paper plate butterfly craft
paper plate butterfly craft
paper plate butterfly craft
paper plate butterfly craft
paper plate butterfly craft

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Bec is a plumber and stylist, believing a girl can be both practical and stylish – at the same time. At present she is a stay-at-home mum and jokes that she changes more nappies than washers these days. She is a mum to three little girls (5, 2, 1) who she styles on a daily basis. Rebecca loves to read (when she can), shop for clothes (when she has spare cash) and simultaneously scroll through Facebook and watch Netflix (when she has time). Bec writes two blogs: The Plumbette ( , which is her foot in the construction pie, sharing plumbing tips and lifestyle memoirs and Styled by Bec ( , which offers fashion advice for busy mums that need budget friendly tips.

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