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A simple-to-make paper plate butterfly puppet. Each butterfly is made from two paper plates taped together.

Supplies needed:
  • Two paper plates
  • Scissors
  • Tape (colored tape looks really nice but is not necessary)
  • Paint, markers or crayons
  • Pipe cleaner
  • Hole punch
  • Optional - googly eyes, glue

Fold a paper plate in half (fold it so that the back side of the plate is touching itself).
Using another paper plate, cut out a strip of the plate from the middle (discard the middle strip).
Tape each of the half-round pieces you just cut onto the folded plate (or you can staple them together). Position them so that the eating surfaces of the plates are facing each other - tape along the round edges only.

This will form two pockets where you will later put your fingers and control the puppet.

Draw a butterfly on your puppet. Punch two holes towards the top for the antennae, and loop a pipe cleaner through the holes (to be the antennae).

Optional: Glue on googly eyes.

Back
You now have a great butterfly puppet that flaps its wings (with a little help from your hand).

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