Three Easy Paper Plate Crafts

Easy Paper Plate Crafts

One day, while still in my extremely tired and sick pregnancy phase, Pebble was in the mood for making. Needless to say, I wasn’t. I rifled through the craft cupboard and pulled out some paper plates, a stapler, foam stickers, ribbon and dot stickers. Super easy craft: sorted.

Paper Plate Craft #1: Handbag

easy paper plate craft

You will need:

2 paper plates

stapler

decorations, eg. dot stickers, foam stickers and markers

Start making:

Cut a semi circle out of one half of each paper plate, leaving the rim intact.

Line them up and staple together around the edge, with each plate facing inwards, to create a small hollow in the centre.

Decorate with stickers and textas. Done!

Paper Plate Craft #2: Puppet

easy paper plate craft

You will need:

2 paper plates
1 piece of ribbon or coloured paper
markers or dot stickers for eyes
sticky tape

Start making:

Fold one paper plate in half.
Cut the other paper plate in half.
Staple one of the cut halves on top of the top half of the folded paper plate and staple.
Repeat with the second cut half on the bottom half of the folded paper plate.
You should end up with an oven mit kind of puppet, with little pockets to slide your hands into.
Whack on a couple of eyes on top of one half, using the dot stickers (or draw on using markers).
Sticky tape a piece of ribbon inside the fold, as a tongue (or cut a tongue out of coloured paper). Done!

Paper Plate Craft #3: Music shaker/Octopus

easy paper plate craft

You will need:

2 paper plates
stapler
dot stickers or foam stickers
markers
ribbon
sticky tape
rice or dried lentils

Start making:

Decorate the back of each paper plate using the markers and stickers.

Sticky tape or staple some lengths of ribbon on the front edge of the bottom of each plate.

Sandwich the paper plates together so that they create a little hollow in the middle, and staple together, leaving about a two inch gap in one section.

Pour the lentils or rice into the hollow and staple closed. Done!

I called this a shaker, but Pebble thought it was an octopus!

Note: we didn’t have any trouble with the staples, but always be careful when using these for craft with very young children. You can use glue or tape instead, or cover the staples with tape after making.

easy paper plate craft

What’s your favourite craft to make with a paper plate?

11 Replies to “Three Easy Paper Plate Crafts”

  1. Clever! The octopus would be a big hit here!! I must create that with my little miss almost-three. Afraid we’ve only made faces on our paper plates… time to up the ante and get crafty! :) Thanks for the ideas! xx
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