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63 Paper Plate Crafts for Kids

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Because I have created quite a few paper plate crafts with my kids throughout the years, I thought of putting them all together in a big collection. From paper plate Christmas ideas to paper plate crafts for Easter, we have them all under one roof now.

Paper plate crafts kids

They are all easy craft ideas, most of them perfect for preschoolers, kindergartners and older kids. Some even work great for toddlers.

If your kids like to craft with paper plates, grab a few, some paint, maybe yarn and let’s get crafting.

Paper plate crafts for kids

Paper plate crafts kids collage

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To create these paper plate crafts for kids, you will need:

Check out every tutorial for a list of supplies specific to that craft.

To make it easier for you to navigate this big collection of crafts from paper plates, I organized it per season and holiday. This way you can easily look for your favorites. Once you find them, make sure to click on the photos or titles to check out the tutorials.

paper plate seasonal crafts

Let’s start first with some paper plate crafts grouped per season. Find beautiful spring, summer, fall and winter paper plate crafts kids can make.

Paper plate spring crafts

Spring paper plate crafts kids
  • Paper plate veggie garden. If you want to get your kids excited about gardening or try to convert some picky eaters you may have in your family, this garden craft will get little ones the opportunity to plant and harvest some root vegetables without getting dirty.
  • Paper plate carrot garden. This is a variation of the veggie garden above. The dirt is made not with yarn but another paper plate cut in half. This garden is specifically designed for carrots, though you can replace them with other vegetables.
  • Paper plate rain cloud craft. A beautiful craft to go along with the April showers or weather study unit.
  • Paper plate rainbow craft. Skip the rain from the previous craft and let’s just focus only on the rainbow part. And some happy clouds.
Paper plate crafts kids spring
  • Paper plate flower garden craft. One of my favorite spring moment is when I start working on my flower garden. After months of being covered in snow, seeing the green grass and colorful flowers grow makes me so happy.
  • Paper plate ladybugs. My kids love ladybugs and these paper plate ones are so easy to make.
  • Paper plate bees. You can add wings to these adorable bees or keep them super simple for toddlers and preschoolers.
  • Paper plate bunny. We love seeing bunnies hoping around our house all the time, especially now that I discovered how to keep them away from my flower and veggie garden. Spring is the special time we get to see also baby bunnies.

paper plate summer crafts

Paper plate crafts kids summer
  • Paper plate campfire craft. This one is for kids who love campfires and s’mores and I haven’t met one kid so far who isn’t a big fan of both.
  • Paper plate camping craft. One of our favorite summer activities is going camping. This is an interactive craft made out of two paper plates and a free template.
  • Paper plate ocean craft. Summer time and beach go hand in hand. So we have created an interactive craft where a seahorse, a fish, a whale and a star fish can swim in the ocean.
  • Paper plate jellyfish craft. Let’s add more ocean creatures. These colorful jellyfish are a nice addition.
  • Paper plate flowers. Such an easy flower craft idea for preschoolers who will paint and cut a paper plate into petals.
  • Paper plate boat craft. It’s not only the ocean animals that can enjoy the waves. Let’s craft a boat and let it float on the yarn water.
  • Paper plate birdhouse craft. An interactive craft with a little bird who fly towards its birdhouse.

Paper plate fall crafts

Paper plate crafts kids fall

Paper plate apple tree craft. All these apples need an apple tree. And this one is fun to make with yarn and plastic beads.

paper plate winter crafts

Paper plate penguin craft for kids

Paper plate penguin. What a cute little fellow! Use our free template to make it.

paper plate holiday crafts

It’s time now to move on to paper plate crafts kids can make for each holidays, from Valentines’ Day to Christmas.

Paper plate valentine crafts

Paper plate crafts kids Valentine's Day
Easy Valentine cactus craft for kids

Paper plate cactus wreath. Decorate for Valentine’s Day with a cute cactus wreath.

Dr Seuss paper plate crafts

Lorax craft for kids

Paper plate Lorax. Lorax is such a fun Dr Seuss character to make.

st. Patrick’s day paper plate crafts

Paper plate crafts kids St Patrick

paper plate easter crafts

Paper plate yarn cross craft for kids

Paper plate cross craft. A simple Easter religious craft.

Paper plate bunny unicorn. Turn a couple of paper plates into cute sleepy eye unicorns. If you’re not looking for more ideas, please scroll up to the spring crafts for more bunnies.

earth day paper plate crafts

Paper plate crafts kids Earth Day
Yarn and paper plate Earth craft for kids. Easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers. Earth Day craft for kids. | at Non-Toy Gifts

Easy paper plate Earth craft. If your kid is too young to sew the continents, encourage her to glue bits of yarn onto a plate.

mother’s day paper plate crafts

Paper plate crafts kids Mother's Day

paper plate father’s day crafts

Paper plate Father's Day craft for kids

Paper plate Father’s Day craft. Dad, I love you to the moon and back! – A footprint craft kids can make for their dads on Father’s Day.

Paper plate 4th of july crafts

Paper plate patriotic craft. Use yarn and our free template to make this beautiful DIY fourth of July decoration.

Tissue paper patriotic flower. A darling flower wreath made with the help of a paper plate. Make it together with your kids.

paper plate halloween crafts

Paper plate crafts kids Halloween

paper plate thanksgiving crafts

Paper plate crafts kids - Thanksgiving

paper plate christmas crafts

Paper plate crafts kids  - Christmas

More paper plate crafts

Do you need even more paper plate crafts for your kids? Here is a list of evergreen craft ideas.

Paper plate Minion

Paper plate Minion. An easy Minion craft to go along with the Despicable Me 3 movie.

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