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Make a Spring Butterfly from a Paper Plate - hang
A simple craft can turn a paper plate, yarn, pipe cleaners, and paint into a beautiful butterfly. This page is about make a spring butterfly from a paper plate.
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Welcome spring with a fun and pretty butterfly fashioned from a paper plate.

Make a Spring Butterfly from a Paper Plate - hanging butterfly

Supplies:

  • paper plate
  • yarn
  • string
  • paint
  • pipecleaner
  • hole punch
  • paint brush or Q-tip, optional

Steps:

  1. Fold a paper plate in half.
  2. Make a Spring Butterfly from a Paper Plate - fold plate in half
  3. Cut out pieces as shown.
  4. Make a Spring Butterfly from a Paper Plate - cut out pieces as shown
    Make a Spring Butterfly from a Paper Plate - what is left
  5. Unfold and drip paint onto one side of the plate.
  6. Make a Spring Butterfly from a Paper Plate - unfold and drip paint on one side of plate
    Make a Spring Butterfly from a Paper Plate - closeup of paint
  7. Press together plate to reprint the second side.
  8. Make a Spring Butterfly from a Paper Plate - press two sides together to add paint to other side
    Make a Spring Butterfly from a Paper Plate - open plate
  9. Add little dots or splashes of contrasting colors if desired! Punch a whole in top when dry.
  10. Make a Spring Butterfly from a Paper Plate - use brush to add details
    Make a Spring Butterfly from a Paper Plate - punch a hole when the paint is dry
  11. Wrap a pretty yarn around the plate to replicate a butterfly body.
  12. Make a Spring Butterfly from a Paper Plate - wrap yarn around the center fold for the body
  13. Slip a pipe cleaner under the yarn and coil it to look like antenna.
  14. Make a Spring Butterfly from a Paper Plate - add pipe cleaner under yarn and shape for antenna
  15. Tie the yarn together in the back then tie a string to the back of the yarn. You will hang your butterfly with this string!
  16. Make a Spring Butterfly from a Paper Plate - tie yarn together in back
    Make a Spring Butterfly from a Paper Plate - add a string for hanging
  17. Hang your butterfly anywhere!
  18. Make a Spring Butterfly from a Paper Plate - hang
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March 26, 20170 found this helpful

Very Pretty !!

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