29 Paper Plate Crafts for Kids


It’s amazing what you can craft with paper plates!  Here are 29 incredible paper plate crafts complete with pictured instructions.  These paper crafts for kids include paper plate dress ups, animals, activities, holiday crafts, paper plate masks, and much more.

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We’ve taken away all the guess work on paper plate crafts with these incredible tutorials. For even more ways to use paper plates Tip Junkie’s Creative Community has over 50 craft ideas.  You can always search there if you’’re looking for more craft ideas with step-by-step instructions. {wink}

Craft With Paper Plates

Heart Dream Catchers

1.  Heart Dream Catchers ~ Keep those bad dreams away with these homemade dream catchers.  Learn how to sew your own with a heart of star center.  So fun!

Flower Suncatcher

2.  Flower Suncatcher ~ Display mother nature in your window with these unique suncatchers using flowers and leaves.  A great project after a nature hike!

Paper Plate Desk Tidy

3.  Paper Plate Desk Tidy ~ Keep your desk neat and tidy with this adorable Paper Plate Desk Tidy.  Two paper plates are hand sewn together to make a handy pouch to store your supplies.

DIY Mini Party Hat

4.  DIY Mini Party Hat ~ Transform paper plates hats into gorgeous party hats fit for a prince or princess with this easy paper craft tutorial.

Paper Plate Crafts for Boys

Paper Plate Balloon Car

5.  Paper Plate Balloon Car ~ If you’’re looking for an easy and inexpensive activity this summer, this paper balloon car kids craft is perfect for you. All you need are some paper plates, paper straws, skewers, a balloon and a little imagination.

Paper Plate Magnet Maze

6.  Paper Plate Magnet Maze ~ Your kids are going to love playing with this magnet maze! Best part is that you can easily make it yourself! All you need are a few simple supplies and you have a great activity for your kids to enjoy.

Flying Saucer

7.  Flying Saucer ~ Kids will go crazy making this flying saucer complete with jewels.  You can even hang it up in their room when their done.

Paper Plate Shark Jaws {Easy Craft}

8.  Paper Plate Shark Jaws {Easy Craft}This cute and clever paper plate craft is an easy craft to make anytime. This craft is perfect for little ones who are obsessed with sharks, or to decorate a shark themed party. Sting a set of shark jaws together for a strikingly unique garland.

Paper Plate Sailboat

9.  Paper Plate Sailboat ~ Set sail with these adorable sailboats using paper plates, craft sticks and craft paper.

Captain America Shield

10.  Captain America Shield ~ This Captain America shield is a fun patriotic craft you can make with your kids.  You’ll need 3 paper plates and paint.

Paper Plate Crafts for Girls

Sunshine Paper Plate Craft

11.  Sunshine Paper Plate Craft ~ This fun sunshine craft is perfect for preschoolers to learn about colors as well as a fun St. Patrick’s Day craft.

Food Plate Purses

12.  Food Plate Purses ~ The girls are going to love this one!  They can paint and decorate their purse to their hearts desire.  It only takes two paper plates and a stapler.

Paper Plate Weaving

13.  Paper Plate Weaving ~ Learn the ever popular technique of weaving.  All you’ll need are some paper plates, yarn and scissors to create beautiful woven art.

Paper Plate Masks

 Paper Plate Frog Mask

14.  Paper Plate Frog Mask ~ This fun frog mask kids craft is cute and is sure to provide hours of fun! Ribbet, Ribbet!

DIY Fox Mask

15.  DIY Fox Mask ~ If you’re looking for a last minute Halloween costume or want to play dress up this adorable fox mask comes together quickly and easily.

Paper Plate Mask

16.  Paper Plate Mask ~ Let your little fairy princesses imagination run wild when designing their own watercolor mask.  Don’t forget to add glitter because everything is better with sparkle!  {{wink}}

Paper Plate Animals

Paper Plate Farm Animals

17.  Paper Plate Farm Animals ~ Here is a great craft for you preschool aged child. With ideas for three different animals you can turn this craft time into a great educational opportunity to learn about the work farms do. A great activity that will look great on your fridge!

Paper Plate Crab

18.  Paper Plate Crab ~ Your little one won’t be crabby about this cute paper plate crab.  You’ll need a paper plate, construction paper, paint, wiggle eyes and pipe cleaners.

Paper Plate Whale

19.  Paper Plate Whale ~ With a few folds and simple cuts your child will have a whale of a good time construction this paper plate craft!

Paper Plate Snake

20.  Paper Plate Snake ~ Bubble wrap and paint makes the perfect snake skin texture.

Pigeon Paper Plate Craft

21.  Pigeon Paper Plate Craft {free template} ~ Inspired by the book, Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, this fun paper plate craft can be made using the free template.

Paper Plate Fish

Paper Plate Fish Craft

22.  Paper Plate Fish Craft ~ This art project is easy to set up for and super fun for your kids to make! Goes perfectly with the book “Ten Little Fish.” An educational yet fun activity perfect for preschool aged children!

Holiday Paper Crafts for Kids

Halloween Paper Plate Crafts

23.  Halloween Paper Plate Crafts ~ Create these sweet + simple Halloween characters using coloured dessert plates from the dollar store along with a short list of easy to find supplies. Perfect for Halloween parties, classroom projects or crafting at home, this cute little pumpkin, bat and Frankenstein are sure to be a hit with the kids!

Paper Plate Heart Card

24.  Paper Plate Heart Card ~ Just in time for Valentine’s Day.  This adorable heart-shaped pocket would be cute hanging on a door knob or filled with Valentine cards and treats.

Paper Plate Leprechaun Mask

25.  Paper Plate Leprechaun Mask ~ This Paper Plate Leprechaun Mask is a great activity for home or school.  Kids can even wear them on St. Patrick’s Day, ensuring none of them get pinched.

Paper Plate Easter Basket

26.  Paper Plate Easter BasketThis easy craft is a versatile craft perfect for a rainy spring day at home, a preschool class party, at Sunday school Easter celebration. Preschoolers will adore their little basket they made by themselves to celebrate this loved holiday.

Patriotic Hat

27.  Patriotic Hat ~ How cute is this Patriotic Hat?! Perfect for your kids to wear on the 4th of July or any other patriotic holiday! Color, cut and wear!

Paper Plate Turkey

28.  Paper Plate Turkey ~ Use a paper plate, construction paper and multiple colors of tissue paper to make this turkey.  Gobble gobble!

Paper Plate Christmas Characters

29.  Paper Plate Christmas Characters ~ Pipe cleaners, cotton balls, scrapbook paper and paper plates are perfect for making these Christmas characters.

29 Paper Plate Crafts for Kids

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