Paper plate crafts are some of the schools favorites! They’re easy and inexpensive to boot. Here’s one for a cute rabbit. Use the Kraftykid paper plate bunny template and glue on the arms, ears, and feet, or for a bigger challenge, children can draw and make their own arms, legs, ect. and will make a good open ended art project.
• Kraftykid Bunny Paper Plate template
• Chenille Stems
1. Lay your project pieces on a clean flat work area.
2. Take one large paper plate and one small paper plate and glue them together on the edges (see illustrations). Let dry.
3. Print the Kraftykid Bunny Paper Plate template and cut out all pieces.
4. Follow the illustrations for placement. Glue down the construction paper shapes and let dry.
5. Take three pompons and two chenille stems and decorate your critter. Glue them in place and let dry.
6. Use scrap construction paper to create other accessories for your critter.
7. HELPFUL HINTS: When gluing down parts you may want to use a heavy book as a weight.
Bunnies have big ears and can hear lots of things. How good are our ears? What experiment can we try? How about an old fashioned walkie-talkie!
Supplies: 2 plastic disposable cups and a long piece of string
• Put the kids in partners
• Make a split in each cup and have the string through each one then knot.
• The kids should spread apart and talk to each other through their new walkie-talkie. While one is taking in the cup the other is listening!
Children love music. Here’s a template for a fun to make tambourine with dancing pigs that says “Listen to the Music.” Color the three little pigs yellow to celebrate Yellow Pig Day. It’s a great way to be silly and kids of course love being silly even more than they love music!
• Paper plates
• Kraftykid Dancing Pig template
• Yellow crayons, paint or markers
• Beans or macaroni
1. Print out the Kraftykid Dancing Pig template.
2. Cut out the pigs and “Listen to the Music” saying.
3. Glue to the front of the backside of the first paper plate (the opposite side of where you would place food).
4. Color the pigs yellow.
5. Have the children take a handful of beans or macaroni and place on the second paper plate.
6. Insert the first paper plate that you finished decorating on top.
7. Staple together.
8. Play the tambourine to your favorite music.
These sugar cookies are fun to make without the bowls of batter and other mess, plus they are a a great craft idea to celebrate National Sugar Cookie Day! But at our house, we celebrate Sugar Cookie Day much more often than once a year.
To make this craft, simply print, cut and add glitter or real sprinkles if you desire! For additional fun, have the kids glue them onto small paper plates.
• Kraftykid Sugar Cookie template
• Glitter or sprinkles
• Paper plate, if desired
1. Print the Kraftykid Sugar Cookie template.
2. Cut out the cookies.
3. Glue sprinkles or glitter to the cookies.
4. Glue to a paper plate, if desired.
No Seder is complete without a special plate highlighting all of the Passover symbols:
Charoset, a delicious mixture of apples, walnuts, red wine, cinnamon and sugar, symbolizing the mortar used to build Pyramids in ancient Egypt Bitter herbs, usually horseradish, reminding us of the difficulties endured by our ancestors Greens (can be parsley, lettuce or celery), representing spring and a time of new beginnings an Egg, symbolizing the circle of life a Shankbone or neck of poultry, reminding us of the mighty arm of God.
- One round plastic or sturdy paper plate
- Five paper muffin cups
- Craft glue
- Glitter and stickers if desired
- Print the Kraftykid Seder template and cut out the circles to be used inside your muffins cups: Charoset, Bitter herbs, Greens, Egg and Shankbone.
- Glue the five cups around the perimeter of your plate using a small dab of white craft glue.
- Once the glue has set and the cups are securely fastened to the plate, glue your five circles inside the cups.
- Use glitter and stickers for decoration, if desired.
- If your plate is small, glue the cups onto the rim of the plate to spread things out and leave you more surface to decorate.
- When you’re done with the glitter, shake the excess directly into the garbage can to avoid a big, sparkly mess
This craft uses lots of different crafting techniques for children. Made from two different sized paper plates and decorated using bubble wrap dipped in black paint, the kids are sure to enjoy this fun craft. The Kraftykid template makes it easy to decorate and turn their project into an adorable dalmation puppy to celebrate National Puppy Day.
Sesame Street is an old time favorite. Here’s our version of Miss Piggy as a brunette made from two paper plates and can be used as a piggy bank.
Little Chicks in a Basket Craft is Too Cute!
These are the cutest chicks in a basket craft that your preschoolers will enjoy making and hanging up in their home. This is a real “parent pleaser’ craft that is sure to get those coveted ‘oohs and ahhs’ and make your preschoolers, oh so proud!
These panda bear music shakers made from paper plates are a fun project to make for Kung Fu Panda lovers everywhere!
This paper plate lion template is a cute, little printable that you can use for March to tie in with the “Out Like a Lion – In Like a Lamb” theme and is great way to teach and reinforce shapes with your kids. We used the smaller dessert plates since it makes it easier to work with and is a perfect size for the little ones. And best yet, it’s a fun and easy kid’s craft to make.
This paper plate lamb template is a cute, little printable that you can use for March to tie in with the “Out Like a Lion – In Like a Lamb” theme and is great way to teach and reinforce shapes with your kids. We used the smaller dessert plates since it makes it easier to work with and is a perfect size for the little ones. And best yet, it’s a fun and easy kid’s craft to make.