My heart goes out to those parents and kids trapped inside during this awful Irish summer we’ve been having. Keeping kids entertained is a full time job and here’s a great (and cheap) activity that kept my lady occupied for ages, there’s something about gluing and sticking that she just loves.I bought a packet of 50 paper plates in Tesco for €2.45 and it’s up there with the best €2.45 I’ve spent in a long time. You can use whatever crafty items you have at home to create wonderful paper plate crafts – glitter, paint, glue sticks, pompoms, wool, lollipop sticks, markers, my lady even started gluing sheets of kitchen paper to them. Cheap and cheerful and gets their imagination going a little better than a blank sheet of paper.
Here are the instructions to create a simple butterfly.
What you need:
- A paper plate
- A lollipop stick
- Paints and paintbrush
1. Paint the paper plate first and let it dry.
2. Cut the plate in half and then cut out the butterfly wing shape as shown.
3. Stick the two wings onto the lollipop stick and let the glue dry.
4. Then feel free to let your child attack the butterfly again with glitter/stickers/pompoms etc! We also did an umbrella, particularly fitting for this summer!