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Dracula needs a haircut! This paper plate vampire is a fun Halloween craft that will turn a scary vampire into a silly looking one. It is also a simple, hands on activity for preschoolers, kindergartners and older kids.

Paper plate vampire - vampire haircut

This paper plate Halloween craft will help little ones work on their fine motor skills, while threading yarn through holes, as well as develop scissors cutting skills. For young kids who don’t have the patience to make the vampire’s hair, an adult can do it instead. The kid can move on directly to the haircut part. They will love trimming Dracula’s haircut. That’s for sure.

While we used yarn before for our Halloween crafts to make Frankenstein’s hair, our technique today is different. 

The vampire paper plate craft leaves a lot of room to creativity and personal variations.

Vampire haircut. Paper plate vampire craft

Vampire Paper Plate craft variations:

  • Skip the painting step and leave the paper plate white or start with a purple or beige paper plate
  • Make the vampire’s eyes from construction paper
  • Use glow in the dark googly eyes for a spooky look
  • Use red construction paper to make the bow tie

Vampire haircut craft - yarn and paper plate vampire craft
My preschooler loved this craft and I think I might turn it into a Halloween haircut series, just like we did with our paper cup Halloween series. I’ll just have to figure out what other Halloween character needs a haircut. Frankenstein? What about a witch? This will be so much fun! Let me know if you can think of someone else who needs a haircut.

Paper plate vampire craft

Paper plate vampire craft for preschoolers and older kids

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Supplies:


Step 1: Start by painting the paper plate purple and let it dry. You can also paint it beige or just let it white. Or you can start with a purple or beige paper plate.

Eyes

Step 2: Glue on the googly eyes on the paper plate.

fangs

Step 3: Cut out three little triangles from white paper and glue them on the paper plate. You can also use a black marker to draw a little straight line just above the fangs.

bow tie

Step 4: Fold a cupcake liner into a triangle shape and staple it at the bottom of the paper plate. Do the same with a second cupcake liner and you have now a nice bow tie. Feel free to use red construction paper instead.

holes

Step 5: Punch holes along the top edge of the paper plate.

yarn paper

Step 6: Cut strands of black yarn, thread them through the holes and secure them with a knot.

Paper plate vampire Halloween craft

Have fun giving Dracula a nice haircut! The shorter the hair the sillier he will look.

Paper plate vampire craft

Paper plate vampire craft

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Make a paper plate vampire craft and give Dracula yarn hair. Kids will have fun using scissors and giving the vampire a haircut.

Materials

  • paper plate
  • purple acrylic paint
  • big googly eyes
  • glue
  • white construction paper
  • black marker
  • black yarn
  • red cupcake liners

Tools

  • paint brush
  • scissors
  • hole punch
  • stapler

Instructions

    1. Start by painting the paper plate purple and let it dry. You can also paint it beige or just let it white. Or you can start with a purple or beige paper plate.
    2. Glue on the googly eyes on the paper plate.
    3. Cut out three little triangles from white paper and glue them on the paper plate. You can also use a black marker to draw a little straight line just above the fangs.
    4. Fold a cupcake liner into a triangle shape and staple it at the bottom of the paper plate. Do the same with a second cupcake liner and you have now a nice bow tie. Feel free to use red construction paper instead.
    5. Punch holes along the top edge of the paper plate.
    6. Cut several strands of black yarn, thread them through the holes and secure them with a knot.

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