Paper plates are to eat on, right? Wrong - they are to make crafts with. I'm just kidding...you can use paper plates to eat on, but for the sake of this site, we only use paper plates for arts and crafts projects. They are so useful, they are sturdy, yet easy to cut. They are strong enough to stay together when painted, but bendable enough to mold them into what you want them to if dampened. If we have your interest now, take a look at all of these paper plate based crafts. Happy Crafting!
Make a Play Paper Plate Clock Craft
These are fun to do and—best of all—can really be helpful in teaching the young ones how to tell time. Use any size paper plate that happens to be on hand. Take a pencil and lightly mark the numbers around the face. Then the children have a guide to follow and can put the numbers in in crayon and color a light border around the plate. Cut hands out of cardboard or colored construction paper—cutting one slightly longer than the other. Fasten them to the center of your clock with a metal paper fastener. Fasten them loosely and then the hands can be moved easily. See the picture above. Puncture a small hole at the top and nm a ribbon through it so the clock may be hung on the wall in the child's room.
How to Make Spinning Paper Plate Flowers
This is a great craft for younger kids such as Kindergarteners, Preschoolers, Toddlers, and children in the earlier grades. Child may color a strip of cardboard (about 1" wide x 12" tall) green for the flower's stem. Then fasten a paper plate to the green cardboard stem with a brass paper fastener (see sketch b). Now cut a plate in half so that you have a half-plate. Now cut that half-plate in half again for leaves. Child may paste these to stem. Also, he may paste back of plate to stem to make the flower more sturdy.Now take crayons or markers and color the leaves green and color the flower the colors that you want the flower. Now you can spin the flower and it probably looks so beautiful.
Make a Paper Plate Doily Easter Bonnet Hat
Select a divided paper plate that is 10 1/2 inches in diameter. Cut away a portion of the plate in the manner shown by the heavy dotted lines in Figure 1. Select 3 five-inch lace paper doilies (colored pink). Cut each in half. Use 5 of the halves to trim the hat, as in Figure 2. Use Scotch tape to fasten in place. At the center of the hat brim, fasten a 7 inch doily (colored light green), cutting away the section not needed. Punch 2 holes in the back of the hat, as in Figure 3. Run a ribbon through these holes and tie in a bow. Wear this as your Eater bonnet. Visit Our Easter Bonnet Hats Crafts
Here's an attractive gift the children can make for Mom, Grandma, or a favorite aunt. And it will be appreciated because of its usefulness. All you need are two paper plates, some poster paints, needle, and thread (or ribbon). Cut one plate exactly in half. Turn it upside down and decorate it with poster paint, making a pretty border design around the edge. In the center of this half, print "Potholders" or "Notes"—whichever you wish your gift to be used for. When it is dry, lay the half plate over the whole plate and mark off the area which will be exposed. Decorate this section as you did the other part. If you wish, write the name of the person who is to receive it in the center. See the picture above. When your paint is thoroughly dry, put the two plates together, and using good strong thread, sew them together all around the double edge. If you don't have needle and thread, use a hole puncher and tie it together with ribbons instead. Then cover the whole thing with a coat of clear shellac to make it more durable. If you don't have shellac, instead mix glue with water together (1/2 of each)and use that for the shellac. Attach a paper picture hanger at the top of the back so that the holder can be hung on the kitchen wall.
Select a round or a square paper plate. Paste a picture in the center of it. Cut a square or a circle of colored paper to fit around the picture. Paste in place and attach a hanger. Cut a hole in the center of another plate, paint a band of color around the plate. When dry, paste the picture on from back of plate. Attach a hanger. Cut a series of pictures from magazines. Paste them on individual plates. Fasten hangers on them. Select pictures appropriate to the place you want to use them.
How to Make Feather Fans
If you like the above feather fan and you need something to cool yourself off, then we will show you how to make this feather fan for yourself. Fold a paper plate in half and then unfold back into its normal shape. Now glue craft feathers to inside of rounded edges on 1/2 of the plate. Now you may fold the fan in half again and stple glued edges together. You may paint or color the plate now if you wish. Now take a scissor and cut a slit in the fold of the plate and insert a long stick in there so far that it goes almost all the way to the top of the plate....now attach it in place with two tacks.
More Crafts Using Paper Plates
How to Make a Mini Zip Line Moving Toy with Paper Plates, Poster Board, Bobbins, & Paper Clips - This is a really cool toy idea…one that can be changed for a lot of different variations of moving toys. This is an air ship / space ship zip line moving toy. Find out how to make this zip line toy that zips and moves, by reading the step by step, illustrated instructions below in our crafts project tutorial.
How to Make a Spring Easter Bonnet, Hat, or Flower Crown with Paper Plates - A Spring bonnet is a longstanding tradition for little girls in many families – and calling it a flower crown will make any little boy excited to be the king of spring!
How to Make Abe Lincoln's Hat - Learn how to make Abe Lincoln's hat with an oatmeal container and a paper plate.
Make Paper Plate Pilgrim Men - Learn how to make these pilgrim boys / men with paper plates, yarn, etc.
Milk Carton Sail Boats - Learn how to make these milk carton sail boats...they turn out so pretty.
Gesso Papier Mache Trays - Start off with paper plates and gesso and finish with a beautifully enameled tray to serve goodies on. Perfect for mother's day or a gift for someone else you love.
Make Paper Plate Pilgrim Women / Girls - Learn how to make these pilgrim Women / Girls with paper plates, yarn, etc.
Sunflower with Real Sunflower Seeds - Here is a craft to make a sunflower with real sunflower seeds, construction paper, and a paper plate.
Paper Plate Note and Receipt Holder - Learn how to make paper plate art as well as a note, receipt, or bill holder to organize your kitchen or office.
African Tribesmen Masks - Learn how to make African masks with dampened paper plates.
Uncle Sam's Hat with Paper Plate - A Paper plate and oatmeal container together make for a great American hat.
Family Crest Plates - Make these family crests with plates, ribbon, and paint.
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African Paper Plate Mask Newspaper Craft for Kids - African tribal masks are worn during religious rituals or are put up on walls to protect their owners. There are a wide variety of masks, most of them depicting tribal ancestors, animal spirits, or gods and deities. Craft your own African mask using a paper plate and colored pasta.
Baby Birds in Nest Crafts - - We love this baby birds in nest craft - it turned out so cute and our daughter had a blast making all of the little birds and making their nest "just like a momma bird"!
Paper Plate Toucans - Learn how to make these beautiful toucans from paper plates and other items such as tissue paper and a googlety eye.
Basket Paper Plate Handprint Craft - If you hang it on a wall or the refrigerator you can store notes to the children or that the children write to friends and family.
Bat Treat Cup Crafts - - Find out how to use a tin can and a paper plate to make a treat cup that looks like a bat.
Big Cats - - ROARRR! PURRR! GROWL! Is your big cat on the prowl for prey—or ready to lazily soak up the sun?
Bill, the Big-Mouthed Ducks - - Quack! Quack! Waddle! Waddle! This paper-plate puppet is just ducky for preschoolers.
Bountiful Harvest Wall Hangings - - Your kids can fill this horn of plenty with all of their fall favorites! Hang it from your front door to celebrate autumn's bountiful harvest.
Bunny Easter Basket Crafts - - Follow these instructions and you can make a bunny shaped Easter basket using a paper plate.
Bunny Masks : Masks to Make for Kids - - Use a paper plate and some craft cupboard bits and pieces to make a cute bunny mask - perfect for Easter!
Bunny Masks : Masks to Make for Kids- - In this tutorial you will learn how to make a bunny mask.
Butterfly Life Cycle Mobiles - - Make a mobile that shows the complete metamorphosis of a butterfly from egg to larva (caterpillar) to pupa to adult (the butterfly).
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Cat Faces - - Turn an ordinary paper plate into a pretty kitty cat face! A fun and easy craft for kids.
CD Daisy Puppet Crafts - - Learn how to make a flower using an old cd, a paper plate, a sock, and a few other supplies.
Cereal Rainbows - - Encourage your kids to play with their food while making colorful rainbow pictures.
Clock and Mouse Crafts - - This is a great craft for kids just learning to tell time.
Clock Crafts - - In this day and age it is a little harder to teach kids about telling time and reading a clock simply because digital clocks are more commonly found in many homes that clocks. Use this fun craft to help them learn how to read a clock and about different times of day.
Colorful streamers : How to Make Streamers Crafts Activity for Children - Make your very own cloud and rainbow out of a paper plate, cotton balls and colorful streamers!
Crawling Caterpillars - - Create a colorful creeper with paper plates. Will it be a hairy woolly bear? Or a caterpillar that’s knobby, tufty, or horned?
Canteen Paper Plate Project - Make a canteen out of paper plates
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Dangling Spiders : Paper Plate Crafts Ideas for Children- - Make your own cobwebs to hang in the corners! This cute critter is a Halloween decoration that could dangle in any room all year long.
Dazzling Peacocks : Paper Plate Crafts Ideas for Children - - A peacock’s spectacular tail feathers are sure to catch your eye! This dazzling bird is easy to craft with coffee filters and paper plates!
Decorative Chinese Plates : Paper Plate Crafts Ideas for Children - - These decorative "china" plates brighten any wall or shelf—and they never break. Who do you know that would love a gift of pretty, personalized plates?
Duck Paper Plate Crafts : Paper Plate Crafts Ideas for Children - - This easy-to-make duck is a cute craft that is made from a single paper plate and construction paper.
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Easy Bird Feeders – Using recycled materials such as paper plates and non-toxic coloring paints, you can easily make this colorful bird feeder and hang it out on the nearest tree branch on your home. This is a great way to watch a bird feeding frenzy!
Easy Pumpkin Crafts : Paper Plate Crafts Ideas for Children - - I've had a lot of requests for more paper plate crafts. This Pumpkin is made with a paper plate. I've provided templates for dinner sized and snack sized plates.
Eels – They’re Electric : Paper Plate Crafts Ideas for Children - - Shock your friends and family! Craft an "electrifying" eel with Crayola Twistables® and a paper plate.
Elephant Puppet Crafts : Paper Plate Crafts Ideas for Children - - Make this Elephant Puppet out of a paper plate and construction paper.
Easy Easter Bunny- For this craft you'll need a printer, piece of paper (I prefer using construction paper), scissors, glue and something to colour with. See Alternative Decorating Ideas for other possible materials.
Easy Lamb Craft - This cute little lamb is a great March (in like a lion out like a lamb), farm animal or Bible craft project.
Easy Paper Plate Lion Craft - This king of the jungle is made with a paper plate.
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Fish Paper Plate Craft - This easy-to-make fish is a cute craft that is made from a single paper plate
Family Faces Totem Poles : Paper Plate Crafts Ideas for Children - - Like a friendly welcome sign, these smiling paper plates offer greetings to fellow campers and help kids remember whose tent is whose.
Fall Scarecrow Decorations : Paper Plate Crafts Ideas for Children - - Mary Lou explains how to make an adorable scarecrow using a hanger, paper bag, paper plate, and more recyclables.
Fish Bowl Crafts : Paper Plate Crafts Ideas for Children - - Create a fun fish bowl picture using a paper plate and a few other supplies.
Fish Paper Plate Crafts : Paper Plate Crafts Ideas for Children - - This easy-to-make fish is a cute craft that is made from a single paper plate.
Floating Hot-Air Balloons - - Imagine floating through the air in the basket of a hot-air balloon. You’ll have almost as much fun as a real ride when you craft this colorful mobile!
Flower Crowns : Paper Plate Crafts Ideas for Children - - Make a pretty flowery crown from a paper plate and paper flowers. These are fun to make for Spring or Easter.
Flying Saucers : Paper Plate Crafts Ideas for Children - - These instructions will show you how to make a home-made flying saucer from 2 paper plates.
Foot and Hand Turkey Crafts : Paper Plate Crafts Ideas for Children - - Find out how to create this cute turkey craft using a footprint, a few handprints, and a paper plate.
Frog Pouch Craft Idea for Kids - I've had a lot of requests for more paper plate crafts. This Frog Pouch is made with a paper plate and a half. I've provided templates for dinner sized and snack sized plates.
Football Player Crafts : Paper Plate Crafts Ideas for Children - - Instructions for making a football player craft out of a paper plate.
Fun-in-the-Sun Visors - - You’ll be made in the shade when you wear a colorful sun visor! Turn paper plates into cool, colorful hats to match your sport or clothes.
Fun Kids Crafts Activities - - Using plastic plates are a good idea if you want them to be sturdy and are happy to stick on the pieces that you want. However you will be unable to use felt pen or crayon because it will generally rub off plastic plates.
Fuzzy, Fun Finger Puppets - - Add zest and imagination to story time. Create these easy-to-make finger puppets to tell classic fairytales or create original puppet shows!
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Garden of Weavin' - - Can't wait for your plants to bloom? Make a bouquet of big, bold sunflowers out of yarn and paper plates.
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Hanging Wall Pocket - Make this hanging wall pocket from a paper plate. This is a great project for elementary school age children who want to organize their room!
Halloween Paper Plate Crafts (Black Cat and Spider) - - These are so simple, but yet so cute. I know I always say that.
Hand Print Sun - - Enjoy this fun hand print craft. This is great for a Summer project or use it to brighten your spirits on a gloomy day!
Hand Print Wall Hangings - - Follow these instructions to make a unique hand print wall hanging gift for someone special.
Happy Earth Crafts - - Instructions to make a happy earth picture using a paper plate and a few other supplies.
Hanging Wall Pockets - - Make this hanging wall pocket from a paper plate. This is a great project for elementary school age children who want to organize their room!
How to Make an Easy Fish Craft for Preschoolers Using a Paper Plate - This is an easy three-step process than can easily become more advanced for older children by having them be more involved in each stop. Great for “Under the Sea” themed activities.
How to Make a Paper Plate Butterfly - - Instructions for making a butterfly using a paper plate, a toilet tissue roll, and a few other supplies.
How to Make a Paper Plate Hat Crown - - Here is a super easy, inexpensive craft to try. All you need is a paper plate, crayons, and simple decorations such as stickers or pom poms.
How to Make a Paper Plate Halo - Angels are quite commonly seen around Christmas. Schools and churches are busy preparing plays and making costumes. There are several ways to make a halo for an angel costume. Some are very elaborate and take quite some time to make but this halo craft is for when you are in a pinch and need a halo in a matter of minutes. It is also a simple craft for a younger child to make for fun. They can make the halo and pretend they are an angel for the day.
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If I Were An Octopus - This is a simple paper plate craft.
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Jack-O'-Lantern Mask - This scary Halloween mask is simple to make from a paper plate.
Jack o' Lantern Mask - Turn a paper plate and some scraps of paper into a spooky Jack-o-Lantern mask this Halloween.
Jonah & the Whale Craft Paper Plates Ideas for Kids - The story of Jonah and the Whale fascinates children. This colorful tale combines adventure, ocean life, and Biblical concepts such as repentance and obedience. Using craft projects to further illustrate the points of the story is a great way to round out a successful lesson plan.
Kids Jellyfish Crafts - - We came up with this jellyfish craft after a trip to our local aquarium. The jellyfish displays were lit up and beautiful and our daughter was hooked. This kids jellyfish craft is made to either hang from the ceiling or to be carried around by your favorite animal loving child!
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LadyBug Paper Plates - Make a ladybug out of a paper plate
Lamb Arts & Crafts Project - Make this cute lamb / sheep with paper plate, cotton balls, etc.
Lamb's Face Crafts - - Follow these instructions and make an adorable lamb's face using a paper plate.
Lion's Face Paper Plate Crafts Project - Follow these instructions and make an adorable lion's face using a paper plate.
Lucky Duck Paper Plate Craft - Make yoour own lucky duck plate project.
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Magazine Mosaics - - What's a mosaic? It's a picture crafted with lots of small tiles -- or in this case, paper squares.
Make a Snowman - - Make a cute snowman decoration using two paper plates. This makes a nice decoration to put on a door or hang in a window.
Make Plastic-Plate Ghoulies for Halloween - - With colorful plates and papers, even the youngest artists will take home a Halloween character for their rooms.
Mardi Gras Windsocks - - Join in the fun of Madi Gras with this original Mardi Gras Windsock from the Free Kids Crafts Team.
May Day Basket Paper Plate Handprint Craft - An interesting Easter craft.
Miniature Beach Diorama Craft Activity - - Construct a miniature beach scene on a paper plate with dough, sand, and a jelly ocean! Add other elements that you love about the beach like beach umbrellas, fishes, sea creatures and sand castles.
Monkey Paper Plate Face or Mask- Materials you will need for the monkey are a printer, glue, scissors, something to colour with and a piece of paper (I prefer construction paper).
Moonlight Mobiles - - This Moonlight Mobile adds ghoulish delight to Halloween decor! Kids can create their own moon-theme twists for other seasons, too.
Moses in the Baskets - - Where is Baby Moses? He's in his basket! Create a paper-plate puppet prop to retell captivating stories.
Mother's Day Handprint Poems - - This FreeKidsCrafts original child's handprint and our poem make this a very special gift for Mom. This is an encore craft where we bring you the best crafts from previous years.
Mother's Day Flower Pot Hanging - Very adorable flower pot hanger from a paper plate and cup..great for Mother's Day.
My Ocean Treasures Holder Crafts : Kids Paper Plates Crafts - - This is a very easy craft to help children put away their "ocean treasures" if they have gone to the beach/seashore or they can pretend they have been there.
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Noah's Ark : Bible Story Craft Ideas for Children - Materials you will need are a printer, paper (I prefer white construction paper or another heavier paper), scissors, glue, brown paint or markers and a dinner sized paper plate.
Owl Paper Plate Crafts - - This simple-to-make owl is a cute craft that is made from three paper plates.
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Paper Plate Angel - Turn a paper plate into a beautiful angel.
Paper Plate Butterfly Puppet Craft - A simple-to-make paper plate butterfly puppet. Each butterfly is made from two paper plates taped together.
Paper Plate Crab - If you don't have a paper plate, trace a regular plate on a piece of cardboard (old cereal box) or use a margarine container lid.
Paper Plate Soccer Plaque - Learn how to make a soccer plaque or award with a paper plate and streamers.
Paper Plate Flower Basket : How to Make Easy Baskets Crafts Tutorials for Kids - Roll up an ordinary paper plate, and you've got a flower basket craft that's easy for kids to make and is just the thing for springtime occasions like Easter and Mother's Day.
Paper Plate Pig - Adorable pig craft
Paper Plate Starfish Craft- We loved the starfish activity
Paper Plate Painted Starfish - This starfish looks really beautiful and it is made out of a disposable paper plate and some paint.
Paper Plate Bird Masks : Mask Making Tutorials - Costumes can be as simple as adapting a paper plate to a fun mask. Phee McFaddell also has other great mask ideas that are perfect for Halloween or other fun activities.
Paper Plate Cornucopias - - Cornucopias are a traditional symbol of harvest and abundance, and our homemade horn of plenty is no different.
Paper Plate Fish Craft : Fish Crafts Ideas for Kids - This cute little paper plate craft takes the triangular chunk you cut out for the mouth and turns it into the tail!
Paper Crabs - - Make your very own paper crab buddy in this fun and simple kids craft.
Paper Dove Crafts - - You won't mind this critter invading your next picnic: a high-flying dove made from paper plates and plastic spoons.
Paper Frog Puppets - - He may not be a prince, but this paper puppet is certainly charming.
Paper Plate Shark Craft - Use a paper plate, construction paper, scissors, and paste to make this awesome shark eating a fish with his huge, sharp teeth.
Paper-Plate Angels - - In this tutorial you will learn how to make angels out of paper plates.
Paper Plate Bird Crafts - - Create an entire flock of unique birds using paper plates and a few other supplies.
Paper Plate Bird Craft for Kids : Making Birds Arts and Crafts for Kids This paper plate bird is a rocking bird using just a simple paper plate. We used a parakeet as our bird craft but you can choose any bird or even a different animal for this kids craft idea.
Paper Plate Bull Frog Arts and Crafts Activity Ideas - This Paper Plate Frog is a great preschool or kindergarten craft that uses a paper plate, paint, hand prints, pipe cleaner, and a little bit of paper!
Paper Plate Bumblebee Crafts - - Materials you will need for the paper plate bee are a paper plate, waxed paper, scissors, tape, small triangle of black paper (or white paper coloring black), yellow paint and black paint or marker.
Paper Plate Butterfly Puppet Crafts - - A simple-to-make paper plate butterfly puppet. Each butterfly is made from two paper plates taped together.
Paper-Plate Code Makers - - What fun to share secret messages with friends! Design your code maker together. Write each other notes that no one else can read.
Paper Plate Fish - - Here's a fish that you can make very easily using a paper plate.
Paper Plate Fish Crafts - - Our paper plate fish craft is a fun, easy craft made with materials you most likely already have. All you need is a couple paper plates, some paint and glue and a great imagination and you have a great animal craft that is easy enough for a toddler to do.
Peacock Paper Plate Craft : Crafts Ideas with Birds for Children Fun and easy craft to make!
Porcupine Fish Paper Plate Craft - Puffer fish, porcupine fish and balloon fish all blow themselves up with air or water to double their size and intimidate enemies. Porcupine fish further intimidate with the sharp spines all over their bodies whereas puffer fish are extremely poisonous.
Paper Plate Flower Baskets - - Roll up an ordinary paper plate, and you've got a flower basket craft that's easy for kids to make and is just the thing for springtime occasions like Easter and Mother's Day.
Paper Plate Flower Crafts - - This simple-to-make flower is made from a paper plate and a child's handprint cut outs.
Paper Plate Easter Baskets Arts and Crafts Ideas - This Easter Basket is Just the right size for holding eggs or some candy.
Paper Plate Easter Bunny Crafts Activity - Your child can make his own Easter bunny this spring, in just a couple of easy steps.
Paper Plate Easter Bunny Craft for Kids - Young crafters will delight in this easy to make Easter Bunny. Kinderplans has a suggested lesson plan to go with this craft. This is an encore craft where we bring you the best crafts from previous years.
Paper Plate Frog Crafts - - Instructions for making a Frog using two paper plates and a few other supplies.
Paper Plate Flog Crafts Activity - This paper plate frog is not only an adorable paper plate craft for kids, but you can turn this cute little guy into a fun pull toy for the little ones.
Paper Plate Frog Craft for Kids - Learn how to make this cute paper plate frog craft.
Paper Plate Ghosts - Make lots of these Paper Plate Ghosts designed by the FreeKidsCrafts team to hang in your trees and bushes for All Hallows Eve. Just scary enough to be fun.
Paper Plate Heart Pockets - - Find out how to create a heart-shaped pocket using a few paper plates. This is perfect for collecting Saint Valentine's Day cards and/or holding treats.
Paper Plate Jack o' Lantern Mask - What could be simpler than a Paper Plate Jack-O-Lantern mask for Halloween trick or treating!
Paper Plate Joey Craft for Children - This cute little joey is made from a snack-sized paper plate and card stock, children paint the paper plate and glue on the tail, legs, arms and head.
Paper Plate Ladybug Crafts - - Our paper plate ladybug craft for kids turns out really cute everytime. This little bug makes the perpect insect craft for toddlers or preschoolers as it has just enough steps that overlap to keep their interest (ie: while one plate dries you can start on the next step).
Paper Plate Ladybug Puppet Crafts - - A simple-to-make paper plate ladybug puppet. Each ladybug is made from two paper plates, paint, and construction paper.
Paper Plate Leprechaun Hat Craft - Search for your pot of gold this St. Patty's day in your very own homemade black leprechaun hat. All you need is a paper plate, black paper, and glue or tape to make this magical leprechaun hat for kids. Every irishman needs a black hat with a four leaf clover to make his St. Patrick's Day holiday complete!
Paper Plate Leprechauns - - Lucky for you this smiling Paper Plate Leprechaun is easy and fun to make.
Paper Plate Lion Crafts - - In this tutorial you will learn how to make a lion out a paper plate.
Paper Plate Lion Crafts Project - This adorable paper plate lion is a great, inexpensive Lion craft for kids!
Paper Plate Maracas Crafts - - A maraca is a Latin American and Tupi rattle. The original maracas were made from hollow gourds filled with pebbles or seeds.
Paper Plate Maraca : Cinco de Mayo Crafts Projects - - This Paper Plate Maraca is an easy homemade instrument. Fill it with what ever you have around the house and you're ready to make some music! These also make great noise makers for special occasions!
Paper Plate May Baskets - - Let the children decide how to decorate the outside of the paper plates. The children can make their own flowers from construction paper to put inside. Any mother would love this, and so would a grandmother!
Paper Plate Noise Makers - - This fun paper plate noise maker craft is a perfect addition to any marching band and makes for a fun craft for a birthday or holiday party.
Paper Plate Noise Makers - - Get into the New Year’s celebration with this fun and festive noise maker. Easy to make and fun to decorate!
Paper Plate Patterns - - Looking for easy art ideas? Try a plain paper plate and Crayola® Large Washable Crayons. Young designers dish up this project!
Paper Plate Penguins - - Penguins are one of my kids’ favorite animals. Whenever we go to the zoo, going to the penguin house is a MUST! Here’s a really cute Christmas craft of a paper plate penguin that is easy enough for preschoolers to make.
Paper Plate Pig Crafts Idea for Kids - Have the kids try this Paper Plate Pig craft. Precut the shapes for Preschoolers, and they can paint and glue it all together!
Paper Plate Pilgrims - - Kids can make Miles and Priscilla out of paper plates. Add a ribbon to hang on the front door!
Paper Plate Portholes - - This project, adapted from the well known Paper Plate Aquarium, is a unique and fun way for kids to create their own world under the sea. If making this as a classroom project, line the wall with gray paper and line up your portholes for all to see.
Paper Plate Reindeer Crafts - - Our paper plate reindeer craft is a great Christmas craft made with items you most likely already have on hand. With handprint antlers and a simple paper plate head it's a great craft to do on a cold winter afternoon. Enjoy!
Paper Plate Rooster Craft for Children - This Paper Plate Rooster will have the kids Cock-a-doodle-do-ing. A quick and easy Rooster or farm craft for preschoolers on up!
Paper Plate Shamrock Crafts - - Make a giant shamrock out of paper plates to celebrate St. Patrick's day. Legend says that each leaf on a shamrock stands for something special. One leaf is for hope, one is for faith and one is for love. The fourth leaf is for luck.
Paper Plate Snowman - - Make a jumbo snowman for your front door or a smaller one for your room. Either way you will really enjoy this craft.
Paper Plate Spiders - - This original creepy crawly Paper Plate Spider from the FreeKidsCrafts team is sure to elicit squeels of delight from little crafters.
Paper Plate Spider Web Craft - - This paper plate spider web craft is a fun twist on your typical spider craft for kids. Instead of just the spider, your children get to make the whole web, which is a fun craft, an addition to a good spider book, or a simple science lesson for a younger child.
Paper Plate Stegosaurus - - A simple dinosaur craft for younger children to make and paint.
Paper Plate Sunflowers - - Make a pretty sunflower to display in your kitchen or in a child’s window. Make several and place them in a coffee can filled with floral foam to make a fun bouquet!
Paper Plate Turtles - - Here's another FreeKidsCrafts.com original craft! Make a friendly turtle to decorate your walls and bulletin board. This is an encore craft where we bring you the best crafts from previous years.
Paper Plate Santa Windsock : Santa Clause Crafts for Christmas - This fun and easy Paper Plate Snowman will dance merrily in the wind.
Patriotic Tissue Paper Wreaths - - For Memorial Day, 4th of July or Flag Day, this FreeKidsCrafts.com original project is made from crumpled tissue paper. This is an encore craft where we bring you the best crafts from previous years.
Perky Paper Plate Pigs - - Oink! Oink! Oink! Remember your trip to a farm—or a book or favorite nursery rhyme—with your own Perky Pig!
Picnic Plate Paddle Games - - Life's a picnic when there are fun things to make and play with kids. Make two sets of these paddles, crumple up paper for a ball, and everyone can get up to the plate.
Pilgrim Hats - - Bring out your inner pilgrim with this fun Thanksgiving pilgrim hat craft for kids.
Poinsettia Paper Plate : Christmas Poinsettias Crafts Idesa for Children- Fun craft using paper plates.
Pot O Gold Windsocks - - You'll find your pot-o-gold flying in the breeze with this fun and easy Pot-O-Gold Windsock from the Free Kids Crafts Team.
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Rainbow Streamers - - Make a handheld rainbow that you can use while putting on your own St. Patrick's Day parade or while dancing a jig.
Ripply Snow Scuptures - - Warm chilly hearts with this friendly snow figure. Kids can create a winter wonderland of Ripply Snow Sculptures.
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Sparkling African Collar Necklaces - - Transform an ordinary paper plate into stylish ethnic jewelry! Similar necklaces are worn by many groups of people in central Africa.
Star Wreaths - - Make a patriotic star wreath decoration from paper stars and a paper plate. If you're making this project with a group of children, they can cut out the stars and write their names on them.
Spirals on Paper Plates - - Let your eyes revel in the intricacies of Islamic art! Try your own ornamental designs with Crayola® Gel Markers.
Spirograph Paper Plate Picture Frame Arts and Crafts Project - This project ends up looking remarkably like the spirograph pictures we used to make when I was young. It makes a nice gift for mom or grandma.
Star of David Paper Plate Craft - A very easy craft to make.
Sunflower Crafts - - These giant sunflowers are made from small paper plates, a paper towel tube, sunflower seeds, and construction paper. You can make an entire bouquet of them for a great gift for summer decoration.
Sunflower Paper Plate Craft- This is a very cute sunflower project - petals can be replaced with paper hands.
Sun Paper Plate Craft - This is a simple craft made from a paper plate and a child's handprint cutouts.
KID'S PAPER PLATES ARTS AND CRAFTS PROJECTS - T-V
Thanksgiving Dinner Collage Craft Instructions to make a Thanksgiving collage using a paper plate and pictures of food.
Thanksgiving Craft Paper Plate Cornucopia - - Thanksgiving brings the thought of cornucopias and family gatherings. You can make a Thanksgiving cornucopia to add to your table decorations. It’s also a fun Thanksgiving craft for home schooling. You can use this Thanksgiving craft on a rainy day with your kids. Share this Thanksgiving craft with a teacher to use in the classroom. The Thanksgiving cornucopia craft should take about 30 minutes to make and is an inexpensive Thanksgiving craft to enjoy.
"The Cow Jumped Over the Moon" Paper Plate Craft - "The Cow Jumped Over the Moon" Paper Plate Craft
Turkey Paper Plate Craft : Crafts Ideas with Birds for Children Make this cute bird craft by yourself or in group.
Under the Aztec Sun - - Use paper plates and colorful Crayola® Paint and Markers to design your own sun.
Under the sea crafts – Paper plate Octopus - Need ideas for under the sea crafts ideas? Here is an octopus paper plate craft you can make with your kids.
Valentine Heart Crowns - - Make a pretty Valentine's crown from a paper plate and paper hearts. These are fun to make on Valentine's Day.