Hooray for Paper Plates and fun Paper Plate Crafts for Kids… I love our inexpenisve and versatile paper plates are. And as a craft material relatively environmentally friendly too.
They make a great Preschool Craft with lots of wonderful topics and seasons to explore.
If you are a regular reader of Red Ted Art, you will have spotted some Paper Plate crafty explosion recently.. we have been making Paper Plate Spring Nests and have been doing some Paper Plate weaving, as well as making little Easter Baskets/ “handbags” (though these are ostentatiously for Easter, they actually work really well as a handbag party activity or as a favours basket at any other time of year).
In fact, we have a whole section dedicated to Paper Plate Easter Crafts!! I think it is because we inherited a stash of paper plates and thought it was about time to create some paper plate crafts!
As per usual, I got together with some other crafty people and we created another Paper Plate video for you (scroll to the bottom of the post), discussing our favourite paper plate crafts and showing them all to you…. and then add links to full projects and other ideas too!
Paper Plate Crafts
A classic and super easy Paper Plate Spring Nests for kids. Love the little pom pom chicks. So cute!
Paper Plates also make beautiful giant paper flowers to help decorate your home or classroom in spring
Paper plates make AMAZING 3d Paper Plate Masks. We have a fabulous base template, that you can then turn into all sorts of Paper Plate Maskes designs.. e.g. How CUTE are these 3D Paper Plate Pig Masks? Perfect for any 3 Little Pigs school plays or for Year of the Pig celebrations. Simply adorable! Similarly check out the Dog Masks and Frankenstein Paper Plate Masks.
As you can see, we have had LOTS of fun over the years with Paper Plate Purses… lots of great ways to decorate them. You can use glue, tape or staplers.. find out more – e.g. make these Paper Plate Purse for Easter – aren’t they adorable? Or try the Frankenstein Paper Plate Purse, Jack O’Lantern Purse of the cute Rudolph Purse! All so fun!
Whilst briefly on the topic of Rudolph and Christmas.. Paper Plates also make great 3d Paper Plate Angels. So cute!
Use our Paper Plate Tiger Design and either make more “rocking” paper plate crafts OR follow the Paper Plate purse instructions above and combine with this cute tiger design, for a lovely tiger purse that kids will love!
Another fabulous seasonal Paper Plate craft for Preschool – Paper Plate Tambourines (so cute!) love those golden coin shakers!
We have a set of wonderful under the sea themed ROCKING Paper Plate Crafts, this includes the Rocking Paper Plate Mermaids (with free mermaid template), the Rocking Submarine and the Rocking Paper Plate Boat!
Paper Plate Beard Mask for kids – how super fun is this? And much easier to mkae than it looks!
Cute Paper Plate Medals for Dad that Preschoolers will LOVE To make!
Adorable Showering You With Love Paper Plate
And of course this simply fabulous Paper Plate Chick Weaving Craft!
The kids adored making this paper plate dream catcher! Easy and looks fantastic.
And we also have an ADORABLE Paper Plate Christmas Tree Whirligig version too!
FABULOUS Paper Plate Dragon Whirlgigs for Chinese New Year (complete with printable dragons)
This Paper Plate Star Twirler would look great in Baby’s Room or make it as a Toddler New Year’s Eve Activity
Easy Love Bug Twirler for Preschoolers
Cutest Mermaid Paper Plate Twirler
Or how about these wonderful Paper Plate Planets? So easy for kids of all ages to make.
Aren’t these Paper Plate Daffodil clever? So sweet!
Some basic STEAM fun with this Paper Plate CLIMBING Spider
Make your own Paper Plate Mask Bunny!
Clever Diaoramas. Here is a fantastic Paper Plate Ocean craft
Learn how to make these quick and easy Paper Plate Biscuit Basket
Or how about wearing your paper plates? With this fun Paper Plate Flowers Hair piece
More Easter Baskets/ “handbags” (take away the Easter decorations and they work any time of year!
Love these quirky Fun Jelly Fish
How easy is this Paper Plate Crown? Doesn’t it look great too!
And another cute Paper Plate Purse
Happy happy Paper Plate Sunshine Rainbows – love the curling paper rainbow. So cute!
Must see and super cute Paper Plate Dinosaurs (with templates)
Practice Fine Motor Skills & Alphabey Game
Adorable Pre Schooler Flying Saucer Craft
Super cute “woven” Paper Plate Bees – love the handprint wings. By Kids Crafts Room
Create some fabulous Spin Art
Hope this provides you with enough inspiration.. if not…..
… try these amazing OCEAN Paper Plate Crafts here for summer crafting!
Hope you liked these Paper Plate Crafts! Would love to hear in the comments what YOUR favourite paper plate crafts are!