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Paper Plate Grinch’s Heart Craft

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Make an easy paper plate Grinch’s heart craft using a paper plate, yarn and our free printable template.

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This paper plate Grinch craft doesn’t focus on Grinch’s adorable face but on his big heart.

The Grinch is a fun character to turn into a craft. He’s green and funny looking with his big mischievous smile and yellow eyes.

We have created a paper Grinch a while back and today we’re using a different craft material: a paper plate. We’re going to make a paper plate Grinch’s heart craft.

RELATED: This handprint Grinch card is simple to make with kids at home or in the classroom. 

Paper plate Grinch craft for kids

Our Grinch is a combination between yarn crafts and paper plate crafts. We sure like how these two go together. You will find a yarn and paper plate gnome and a Christmas tree in our collection of Christmas crafts.

And if you’re looking for more ideas for paper plate yarn weaving crafts, you can check out our  entire collection of easy crafts for kids.

Paper plate Grinch's heart craft for kids

The paper plate Grinch’s heart craft is a great opportunity for preschoolers and kindergartners to practice their fine motor skills. What makes this sewing project easier for kids is the use of a plastic yarn needle. This way they will find it more fun and will probably ask for more yarn crafts.

You can pair this craft with fun facts about heart. Like the blue whale has the largest heart in the world. Or if you want to focus only on humans:

  • The heart is about the size of your fist
  • Newborn babies have the fastest heart beats
  • Women’s hearts beat a bit faster than men’s hearts
  • Laughing is good for your heart

These facts may spark curiosity in kids and if they are asking to learn even more cool facts about the heart, be prepared to answer their questions.

Paper plate Grinch’s heart craft

Easy paper plate Grinch craft with free printable template for preschoolers, kindergartners and older kids

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Supplies:

Find the printable instructions at the end of the post.

Green paper plates

Let’s start by painting the paper plate green. Kids can use a paint brush, sponge paint brush or even their fingers (this is really fun for young kids).

TIP: You can start with a green paper plate and skip the painting step.

Heart on paper plate

Once the paint has dried completely, turn the paper plate face down and draw the heart shape onto the back of the paper plate. Cut the heart out.

Paper plate hearts

Use a hole punch to make holes along the heart.

Heart and yarn

Cut a big strand of yarn, thread it through the plastic yarn needle and tie one end to the needle. Secure the other end of the yarn to the back of the paper plate with tape.

You can now start threading the red yarn through the holes in the paper plate. Continue until you reach the end of your yarn.

If you haven’t threaded through all the holes, you can cut another strand of yarn and do the same as with the first. (Tie one end to the needle and secure the other hand to the paper plate).

Yarn hearts

This is how the back of the paper plates will look like.

Grinch heart craft

And this is the front. Aren’t they beautiful?

Paper plate Grinch's heart craft collage

Paper plate Grinch's heart craft

Paper Plate Grinch's Heart Craft

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: easy

A beautiful and easy paper plate Grinch craft kids can make for Christmas. This can be a first sewing project for young kids. Great for fine motors skills.

Materials

  • Grinch printable - find it at the end of the post
  • paper plate
  • green craft paint
  • red yarn
  • tape

Tools

  • paint brush or sponge paint brush
  • plastic yarn needle
  • scissors
  • hole punch
  • pencil

Instructions

  1. Let start by painting the paper plate green. Kids can use a paint brush, sponge paint brush or even their fingers (this is really fun for young kids).
  2. Once the paint has dried completely, turn the paper plate face down and draw the heart shape onto the back of the paper plate. Cut the heart out.
  3. Use a hole punch to make holes along the heart.
  4. Cut a big strand of yarn, thread it through the plastic yarn needle and tie one end to the needle. Secure the other end of the yarn to the back of the paper plate with tape. You can now start threading the red yarn through the holes in the paper plate. Continue until you reach the end of your yarn. If you haven’t threaded through all the holes, you can cut another strand of yarn and do the same as with the first. (Tie one end to the needle and secure the other hand to the paper plate).

Notes

TIP: You can start with a green paper plate and skip the painting step.

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