Perfect for a preschool plant unit, this Venus Fly Trap craft is made from paper plates and a paper towel tube!

Start with:

  • Paper Plates
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Glue
  • Paper Towel Tube
  • Scissors

Create it!

Step 1: Fold a paper plate in half and paint the inside circle (non-textured portion) green. Allow it to dry.

Step 2: Paint the other side of the paper plate inside circle pink and allow it to dry.

Step 3: Cut spikey shapes around the textured edges of the paper plate. (Create another one or two plant blooms, if you'd like.)

Step 4: Paint a paper towel tube  and allow it to dry.

Step 5: Paint a paper plate green. Allow it to dry.

Step 6: Cut leaves from the painted paper plate.

Step 7: Glue the paper plate blooms to the paper towel tube.

Step 8: Glue the leaves to the paper towel tube.

Step 9: Add eyes cut from another paper plate, paper or cardstock.

Venus Fly Traps are so interesting and this is such an easy craft to do as part of a lesson or just for fun!