Toilet Roll & Paper Plate Butterflies

If you’ve read a previous post of mine – you will know very well that messy play brings me out with the sweats!!

That said, I’m trying my hardest to overcome my little problem and therefore really trying to push myself out of my comfort zone, especially while I’m home for the next few weeks nursing Ella back to health after her accident and until she can walk properly and hold her own again before sending her back to nursery.


A perfect opportunity one might say!

So, without further ado I give you my latest masterpiece creations: Butterflies!  Made from paper plates and loo rolls!






So do you fancy having a go yourself?  I promise you they’re dead easy. And are quick to put together too.  Just perfect for a rainy day activity indoors.

All the materials can be bought from any craft store or many supermarket – I tend to just pick up a few bits whenever on my weekly shop – just to keep stocked up for such occasions!

If you do fancy a stab at these, here’s what you’ll need….


For the Paper Plate Butterflies:

Paper plates – you can either use plain ones or any number of the pretty ones you’d find out in the shops.  All you need to do is cut two triangles out of either side to make the wings shape

Pipe-cleaners  – for the antenna – I used two per butterfly. I wrapped one around the middle of the card to make the body, and then threaded the second one through the first and fashioned into antenna.

PVA glue – we also used glue spreaders which aren’t shown in the photo

Glitter – for a little added sparkle of course!

Decorations of your choice – the first I grabbed was the little gems, but anything would work just as well.

Lolly sticks – we actually glued these on to the butterflies ourselves with superglue, as I often find that PVA doesn’t stick to some things in the time you have! So I cheated!

For the Toilet Roll Butterflies:

Some Coloured or plain card – I just folded it in two and cut out a wing-shape – which, when you open out the paper become a symmetrical butterfly shape

Toilet rolls – of course! – We coloured these in with crayons first (as I said, I have a thing about paint!)

PVA Glue – for sticking!!

Decorations of your choice – we used fluffy balls and self-adhesive stickers

Pipe Cleaners – again for the antenna – I used one per butterfly – I just bent it in two and fastened it just inside the top of the toilet roll

Some stick on goggly eyes – to make the butterflies come to life!

So – let me know if you give these a go – it would be fab to see how yours turn out too!!

love steph


Running in Lavender


  1. 11th June 2015 / 7:39 pm

    They’re great Steph I may have to have a go at these myself! thanks for sharing on #sundaystars xx

  2. 7th June 2015 / 12:46 pm

    So simple and so fun for the kids!

    I did the toilet roll butterflies with the kids the other day! They loved it!!!

  3. 7th June 2015 / 8:05 am

    Aw these are so cute! I really love the loo roll butterflies. #sundaystars

  4. 3rd June 2015 / 7:15 pm

    Aww! They are adorable! What a fantastic idea. I especially love the Toilet Roll Butterflies! x

Looking for Something?