Paper Plate Shark

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Paper Plate Crafts, Shark | Posted on 27-08-2014 | 21,113 views

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WeΒ came across a nice paper plate shark craft by Cindy and her son Trevor from My Creative Life. Cindy uses paper plates, coloured card stocks and googly eyes but we don’t have card stock and googly eyes in hand so we improvised and used only paper plates and colored craft foams Β instead.

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Paper Plate Shark

paper plate shark craft for kids

Paint a paper plate grey.

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PaintΒ half of the second paper plate black.

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Cut small triangles from the other half of the paper plate.

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Paste those small triangles onto the black area and cut.

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Cut triangles from grey craft foams, eyes from white and black foams and paste onto the painted paper plate.Β 

Sharks are friends, not food πŸ˜€

 

Paper Plate Penguin

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Paper Crafts, Paper Plate Crafts, Penguin | Posted on 19-08-2014 | 9,724 views

It has been quite some time since we last made a paper plate craft hasn’t it? Let’s make a super simple paper plate craft today. Let’s make a penguin πŸ™‚
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Paper Plate Penguin

Paper plate penguin

All we need is just ONE piece of white paper plate.

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Fold two sides as the wings.

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Paint the folded area black.

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Add eyes, beak and feet and your penguin is done!

 

 

Hungry Ghost

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Halloween, Paper Plate Crafts | Posted on 11-08-2011 | 5,056 views

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The Ghost Festival, also known as the Hungry Ghost Festival is a traditional Chinese festival celebrated by Chinese in many countries. According to the Chinese Calendar, the Hungry Ghost Festival falls on the 15th night of the seventh lunar month. It is believed, ghosts and spirits, including those of the deceased ancestors, come out from the lower realm on this day.

Are you afraid of GHOST? Taken from my Horror in Singapore Night Safari post

Keeping up with the ghostly season, we did a Hungry Ghost craft today.

I cut the edges of a paper plate so that it has sharp teeth all over

Cut a construction paper and paste the paper plate teeth on it.

Add eyes and the ghost is ready! I wanted to add splashes of red paint to make the ghost a very gory one but decided against it as I don’t wanna cause nightmares to the kids!

Paper Plate TP Roll Mushroom

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Cotton, Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Paper Plate Crafts, Toilet Paper Roll | Posted on 10-07-2011 | 21,947 views

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We are still in the mushroom craze so that is what we’ll be making today πŸ™‚

Paper plate toilet paper roll mushroom

Paint the toilet paper roll brown

Cut a line to the middle of the plate and glue as shown above.

Paint the paper plate red.

Varnish the paper plate with PVA Glue.

The paper plate should be sticky. Paste cotton on it and let dry. It will have a nice shine once dried.

Spread glue on the rim of the toilet paper roll

Plate the paper plate on the toilet paper roll

Paper plate mushrooms

The kids and their mushrooms πŸ™‚

Footprint Mushroom

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Cotton, Crafts by Materials, Hand and Footprint Art, Paper Plate Crafts | Posted on 30-06-2011 | 12,769 views

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Mushrooms! We love mushrooms! Today we are going to make a footprint paper plate mushroom πŸ˜€

Footprint paper plate mushroom

Cut a paper plate to the shape of a mushroom top

Paint the paper plate red.

While waiting for the paper plate to dry, paint your foot white or brown.. πŸ˜€

Stamp your painted foot on a piece of coloured construction paper.

Back to the paper plate. Paint a coat of diluted PVA glue all over the plate. This acts as an adhesive to hold the cotton later on and also as a varnish. Read here to learn more about varnishing using PVA glue.

Paste cotton balls

Spread the remaining PVA glue at the back of the paper plate

Paste it onto the footprint and the mushroom is done! Served with a bowl of freshly cooked mushroom soup, YUMMY! πŸ˜€

 

 

Paper Plate Cow

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Cow, Paper Plate Crafts | Posted on 30-05-2011 | 13,483 views

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We are making a very cute cow today, a paper plate cow πŸ˜€

Paper Plate Cow

We’ll need 3 paper plates for this. One for the head, one for the body and another for the legs, ears and all.

Cut out four legs

Cut a small circle for the head

Cut spots out of black construction paper

Glue the spots into place

Draw the eyes

You’ve now got the cutest cow ever!

Paper Plate Oyster

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Paper Plate Crafts | Posted on 23-05-2011 | 21,033 views

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My sister has been requesting for an oyster craft for a long time. Today, we are going to make an oyster out of paper plate for her! πŸ˜€

Paper plate oyster

Paint the top session of a paper plate pink

Paint the other side grey

Glue a cotton ball in the middle as the ‘pearl’ and the oyster is done! πŸ˜€

Simple and nice πŸ™‚

Paper Plate Elephant Door Hanger

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Elephant, Paper Plate Crafts | Posted on 07-04-2011 | 16,683 views

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We did a paper plate elephant today πŸ™‚

Paper plate elephant

I’m sorry for we did not take pictures during the making this time around. My camera was not with me πŸ™

Anyway, you’ll need 4 paper plates; 3 small ones and 1 big one.

Paint them.

Glue a small paper plate to a big plate.

Cut another small paper plate half and glue as the ears.

Cut legs and tail from the last paper plate and paste.

Cut a strip of paper and fold accordion style and paste as the trunk.

Paste the eyes and you are done πŸ˜€

Paper Plate Pig

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Egg Carton, Paper Plate Crafts, Pig, Toilet Paper Roll | Posted on 20-03-2011 | 12,921 views

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Feeling a little Oink Oink today so we will be making a paper plate pig! πŸ˜€

Paper plate pig

You’ll need a paper plate, two cups from the egg carton and a ring cut out of toilet paper roll

Paste a piece of paper on one side of the toilet paper roll ring and cut out the excess

Glue the egg carton and toilet paper roll ring onto the paper plate. Let dry.

Paint the entire surface pink

Leave it to dry

Paste eyes and nose. I used hole punch and punch out black construction paper for the nose.

Your pig is done πŸ˜€ Oink Oink!

Paper Plate Chick

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Crafty Crafted Friends, Paper Plate Crafts | Posted on 10-03-2011 | 9,122 views

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Finas of My Learning World did this cute paper plate chick πŸ™‚

She painted 3 paper plates (of different sizes)Β yellow.

Glue the small plate to the bigger plate.

Cut the beak, wings and feet from the remaining paper plate and glue.

Shred tissue paper and paste as the feathers.

Paste eyes and cottons and there you have it, a cute paper plate chick πŸ˜€

Thank you My Learning World for sharing this simple craft with us πŸ™‚

Handprint Paper Plate Reindeer Card Holder

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Christmas Ideas, Festive Crafts, Hand and Footprint Art, Paper Plate Crafts, Reindeer | Posted on 06-12-2010 | 10,625 views

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Wow.. that’s a pretty long name for the craft we are making today πŸ˜€

Handprint Paper Plate Reindeer Card Holder

Paint 2 paper plates brown

Cut one plate in half

Glue the circular edge

Fold the other paper plate and cut both edges. Do not throw away the edges as you’ll need it for the ears, legs and tail.

Like this

Draw the outline of your palm and cut out

Glue the handprint cut-outs

Like this

Cut out ears, legs and tail and paste. Paste eyes and nose and glue the head to the body.

The kids with their handprint paper plate reindeer card holder

The reindeer will make a very cute card holder for your favourite greeting cards πŸ˜€

Footprint Christmas Tree

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Christmas Ideas, Christmas tree ornaments, Festive Crafts, Hand and Footprint Art, Paper Plate Crafts | Posted on 03-12-2010 | 14,692 views

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It’s gonna be another round of ticklish affair πŸ˜€

Footprint Christmas Tree

Paint your foot green

Stamp your painted foot onto a paper plate

Use craft punch and punch out various shapes using different coloured papers

Paste and decorate the tree as you wish

The footprint Christmas tree is done πŸ˜€ Tie a string and hang it on your real Christmas tree πŸ™‚

Paper Plate Angel

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Christmas Ideas, Christmas tree ornaments, Festive Crafts, Paper Plate Crafts | Posted on 30-11-2010 | 10,954 views

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Let’s make a paper plate angel today πŸ™‚

Paper plate angel

Cut a paper plate half

Take one half and seal the ends together to form a cone

Cut hands and wings out of the other half of the plate

Paste it onto the ‘cone’

Cut a semi circle for the face and hair from coloured paper and paste together

Draw eyes on the face and glue to the body. We glued toothpick at the back to keep the head up πŸ˜€

A lovely angel as your Christmas decoration πŸ™‚

Paper Plate Pumpkin

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Festive Crafts, Halloween, Paper Plate Crafts | Posted on 25-10-2010 | 5,457 views

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Halloween is just around the corner. Let’s make a paper plate pumpkin today πŸ™‚

Paper Plate Pumpkin

Paint a paper plate orange

Cut the pumpkin’s eyes, nose and mouth out of black construction paper and paste onto the paper plate.

The paper plate pumpkin is done πŸ™‚

Paper plate spider

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Halloween, Paper Plate Crafts, Party Craft | Posted on 18-10-2010 | 18,663 views

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Halloween is around the corner. Let’s make a spider today πŸ˜€

Paper Plate Spider

Paint a paper plate black on both sides. Once dry, cut it into two.

Cut legs out of black construction paper. Dot some glue on them.

Paste onto the paper plate.

Spread some glue on the other half of the paper plate.

Paste them together.

Cut two circles out of white construction paper and paste.

Use marker and draw the eyeballs πŸ˜€

Use a hole punch and punch two holes. Tie a string and your spider is done πŸ™‚

Perfect for Halloween πŸ™‚

Paper plate UFO

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Crafts by Materials, Paper Plate Crafts, Vehicle | Posted on 27-09-2010 | 15,405 views

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UFO – Unidentified Flying Object. Let’s make one today πŸ˜€

Paper plate UFO

You’ll need to paint two pieces of paper plates.

Decorate the paper plate with glitter paper.

Cut an alien out of green paper and paste.

Glue an empty plastic container over the alien.

Glue the two pieces of paper plates together.

We had a ‘Project UFO’ in the studio last Saturday.

And the kids loved it. These are some of their UFOs πŸ˜€

Boys will definitely love this craft πŸ™‚

Paper Plate Cotton Sheep

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Cotton, Crafts by Materials, Fingerprint Art, Paper Plate Crafts, Sheep | Posted on 27-08-2010 | 11,777 views

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I love sheeps. Let’s make a sheep today πŸ™‚

Paper Plate Cotton Sheep

Paint a paper plate grey

Cut the sides and paste

Paint your thumb white

Dot as the eyes and paint the nose

Cut a pair of ears from white and pink paper

The face is done

Paste cotton balls on an empty paper plate

Paste the face to the body

Your paper plate cotton sheep is done πŸ˜€

Paper Plate Elephant

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Crafts by Materials, Elephant, Felt, Paper Crafts, Paper Plate Crafts | Posted on 28-06-2010 | 9,002 views

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Trumpet please! We are making an elephant today πŸ™‚

Plate Elephant

Draw a circle on a felt, any colour of your choice. Draw a line in the middle and cut so you will have two semi-circles.

Glue the semi-circles as the ears.

Cut a strip of paper and fold accordion style.

Click here to learn what is accordion fold.

Glue the strip of paper as the trunk.

Glue two googly eyes and you are done πŸ™‚

Paper Plate Rabbit

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Cotton, Crafts by Materials, Easter, Festive Crafts, Paper Plate Crafts, Rabbit | Posted on 14-05-2010 | 25,472 views

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Have a paper plate to spare? Let’s do a rabbit πŸ™‚

Paper Plate Rabbit

Cut a paper plate half. Cut two ears out of white paper and two smaller ears out of pink paper. Paste the pink on the white ears.

Paste the ears on the plate.

Paste a cotton ball as the tail.

Paste several strands of thread as the whiskers and draw the eye and nose.

Paper Plate Rabbit

Paper Plate Snowman

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Christmas Ideas, Craft Foam, Crafts by Materials, Felt, Paper Plate Crafts, Party Craft, Ribbon, Snowman | Posted on 14-12-2009 | 20,389 views

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Come Christmas, all I can think of is a wonderful winter wonderland. Let’s get some paper plate and ‘build’ a cute snowman πŸ™‚

Paper Plate Snowman

Paper Plate Snowman

Glue two paper plates together. Put cloth pegs to secure it until the glue dries up.

Glue two paper plates together. Put cloth pegs to secure it until the glue dries up.

I cut a carrot out of an orange foam for the nose. Glue it onto the snowman.

I cut a carrot out of an orange foam for the nose. Glue it onto the snowman.

I cut circles out of green foam for the button. See my boy trying to photograph him pasting the buttons here. He's learning to take over my job! :D

I cut circles out of green foam for the buttons. See my boy trying to photograph himself pasting the buttons here. He's learning to take over my job! πŸ˜€

Use a hole punch to punch out tiny dots for the mouth.

Use a hole punch to punch out tiny dots for the mouth.

I use felt for the scarf, pipe cleaner for the hands and foam and ribbon for the ear muffs. The snowman is ready to cheer up your wall. If you wish to convert it into a mobile, just do two of it and paste it back to back. Tie a string over it and hang. Nice :D

I use felt for the scarf, pipe cleaner for the hands and foam and ribbon for the ear muffs. The snowman is ready to cheer up your wall. If you wish to convert it into a mobile, just do two of it and paste it back to back. Tie a string over it and hang. Nice πŸ˜€

Share with us your Christmas craft ideas by submitting them here and we’ll link it back to you πŸ™‚