Grab some paper plates and set the kids up for a fun afternoon of creating with these super simple paper plate crafts for kids.
Paper plates continue to be one of the most popular items to use for kid’s crafts. They are inexpensive, easy for little hands to create with, and there are so many things that can be made with them.
We’ve rounded up 31 of the best paper plate crafts for kids, including dinosaurs, Baby Yoda, book favorites, and more
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Paper Plate Crafts For Kids For Kids Of All Ages
All you need are paper plates to get the kids started on a fun afternoon of creative and imaginative play. There are ideas from favorite kids books, movies and more. Set up the table with paper plates and simple craft supplies and let them create!
Super Simple Rainbow Wand Craft
Easy to make crafts like this super simple rainbow wand craft are absolutely the best!
They can be made by your kiddos (with adult supervision) for hours of play time!
Monsters Inc. Paper Plate Craft
Show your kids how to create Mike Wazkowski, Sulley, and Celia from the super popular movie Monsters, Inc. This is a perfect snow day craft!
Easy Paper Plate Animal Masks
These paper plate animal masks are a fun craft project to do with your toddler. They will become a favorite craft project for sure!
DIY Paper Plate Caterpillars
The kiddos will be so excited to make these paper plate caterpillars. They are super cute and would be fun to make after reading Hungry, hungry caterpillar!
Growing Sunflower – Easy Paper Plate Craft
This adorable paper plate craft is so fun and easy easy for preschoolers. Plus, it teaches them how a sunflower grows! And, there are free printable sunflowers at the end!
Unicorn Paper Plate Craft
How adorable are these DIY unicorn paper plate craft? The best part is they take less than 10 minutes to make one!
Easy Paper Plate Boomer Craft
Let the kids have fun making this easy Paper Plate Craft of Boomer, from the movie Wonderpark. The movie is all about using your imagination, so this is perfect for a kids craft.
DIY Paper Plate Frisbee
The kids can make their own paper plate frisbees with this super simple tutorial. What a great craft to make on a nice day and then go out and play frisbee with their friends!
The Lorax Truffula DIY Trees Craft
Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with this fun Dr. Seuss craft. The kids can read the book, or watch the movie and then make this fun craft.
This DIY ocean paper plate craft is pretty easy to m for most age groups.
My World Paper Plate Craft
Attach several paper plates together to make this educational “my world” paper plate craft with the kids. It is an educational craft as well.
Unicorn Paper Plate Craft
Your kids are going to love to create this sweet Unicorn and dragon paper plate craft! Download the included templates first to get started.
Blue Whale Paper Plate Craft
Make a super cute blue whale kids craft from a paper plate. Paper plate crafts are a favorite because they are inexpensive, and the kids can use their imagination to really make the craft their own!
DIY Watermelon Craft for Toddlers
How cute is this DIY paper plate watermelon craft? This would be a fun summer party activity with watermelon served after! it's easy enough for toddlers to create too.
How rainbows build teamwork
Rainbow unicorn paper plate crafts are not only fun for the kiddos to make, but this tutorial teaches them about teamwork too!
Creative Footprint Parrot And Hand Print Duck – Paper Plate Bird Crafts
Hand print and foot print crafts are a favorite with parents. But, have you tried a hand print duck with tissue paper, or a footprint parrot with feathers and fake leaves? Well, now is the time!
Paper Plate Pineapple Craft for Kids - Perfect for Preschool
This paper plate pineapple craft is colorful, fun, and easy to make using craft felt and a paper plate.
Paper Plate Fish Craft for Kids
If you are looking for a fun summer craft idea you will love this cute paper plate fish. It's made with simple craft supplies you probably already have in your home.
Paper Plate Cat Craft: Book-Inspired Activity for Kids
Read the book Have You Seen My Cat?, with the kids, then make this adorable Paper Plate Cat Craft. All you need to do before creating this paper plate craft is read the book first!
Simple, Cute Paper Plate Teddy Bear Craft for Valentine’s Day
This easy to make paper plate teddy bear craft is great for Valentine's Day, but really for any time of year. The kids will have fun making this and displaying it in their room, or on the refrigerator.
An Easy Paper Plate Sea Gull Craft
This DIY kids craft is a simple paper plate sea gull that is easy enough for toddlers too. It is just adorable and they will be so proud displaying this little guy.
Color Blending Paper Plate Lion
Paper plate crafts are a go to craft for moms. The main reason is because they are inexpensive and so versatile. This adorable DIY paper plate lion is the perfect example. Isn't it just the cutest?
Paper Plate Dinosaur Craft for Kids
Kids never seem to tire of dinosaur crafts, so this fun dinosaur paper plate craft is going to bring a huge smile to their faces. Making paper plate dinosaurs is so unbelievably easy!
How to Make a Paper Plate Sloth Craft -Free Template!
This DIY sloth is way too cute and you won’t believe how simple it is to make! All you need are two paper plates, cardboard and some simple craft materials. This will be a favorite with the kids for sure
Baby Yoda Face Paper Plate Craft Idea for Kids with Template
This Baby Yoda paper plate craft is such a fun and easy craft for the kids. And when it comes to Baby Yoda, who isn’t a fan?
Paper Plate Fantastic Mr. Fox Craft
Read the Fantastic Mr. Fox book with the kids and then they can make their own Fantastic Mr. Fox paper plate craft.
Paper Plate Snow Globes Kids Craft
Do you want to build a snowman? This darling little snowman is so fun and easy to make using paper plates. The kids can decorate it however they like with their favorite colors.
DIY Pirate Paper Plate Craft
Your favorite little pirates can make their own pirate paper plate craft with just a few simple supplies. Add a magnet to the back to hang on the refrigerator.
How To Make A Candy Corn Banner
Kids will get such a kick out of this candy corn banner that they can make from paper plates. They can hang it across their headboard, or on their bulletin board. So many fun ideas to display this cutie!
Tissue Paper Plate Apple Craft
This fun Tissue Paper Plate Apple Craft is perfect for kids to make. It's an inexpensive craft and simple enough for even toddlers to create.
Octonauts and the Immortal Jellyfish Craft
This one is for all the Octonauts fans! Not only is this jellyfish paper plate craft fun for them to make, but it will also help teach them about ocean creatures and being caring to other sea creatures.
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