Posted by Merryn | Posted in Paper Plate Crafts, Shark | Posted on 27-08-2014 | 20,122 views
We 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 instead.
Paper Plate Shark
Paint a paper plate grey.
Paint half of the second paper plate black.
Cut small triangles from the other half of the paper plate.
Paste those small triangles onto the black area and cut.
Cut triangles from grey craft foams, eyes from white and black foams and paste onto the painted paper plate.
Sharks are friends, not food 😀
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 🙂
Paper Plate Penguin
All we need is just ONE piece of white paper plate.
Fold two sides as the wings.
Paint the folded area black.
Add eyes, beak and feet and your penguin is done!
Posted by Merryn | Posted in Halloween, Paper Plate Crafts | Posted on 11-08-2011 | 4,958 views
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!
We are still in the mushroom craze so that is what we’ll be making today 🙂
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 🙂
Mushrooms! We love mushrooms! Today we are going to make a footprint paper plate mushroom 😀
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.. 😀
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! 😀
Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Cow, Paper Plate Crafts | Posted on 30-05-2011 | 13,283 views
We are making a very cute cow today, a paper plate cow 😀
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!
Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Paper Plate Crafts | Posted on 23-05-2011 | 20,528 views
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! 😀
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! 😀
Simple and nice 🙂
We did a paper plate elephant today 🙂
Paper plate elephant
I’m sorry for we did not take pictures during the making this time around. My camera was not with me 🙁
Anyway, you’ll need 4 paper plates; 3 small ones and 1 big one.
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 😀
Feeling a little Oink Oink today so we will be making a paper plate pig! 😀
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 😀 Oink Oink!
Finas of My Learning World did this cute paper plate chick 🙂
She painted 3 paper plates (of different sizes) 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 😀
Thank you My Learning World for sharing this simple craft with us 🙂
Wow.. that’s a pretty long name for the craft we are making today 😀
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.
Draw the outline of your palm and cut out
Glue the handprint cut-outs
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 😀
It’s gonna be another round of ticklish affair 😀
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 😀 Tie a string and hang it on your real Christmas tree 🙂
Let’s make a paper plate angel today 🙂
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 😀
A lovely angel as your Christmas decoration 🙂
Halloween is just around the corner. Let’s make a paper plate pumpkin today 🙂
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 🙂
Halloween is around the corner. Let’s make a spider today 😀
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 😀
Use a hole punch and punch two holes. Tie a string and your spider is done 🙂
Perfect for Halloween 🙂
UFO – Unidentified Flying Object. Let’s make one today 😀
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 😀
Boys will definitely love this craft 🙂
I love sheeps. Let’s make a sheep today 🙂
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 😀
Trumpet please! We are making an elephant today 🙂
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 🙂
Have a paper plate to spare? Let’s do a rabbit 🙂
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
Come Christmas, all I can think of is a wonderful winter wonderland. Let’s get some paper plate and ‘build’ a cute snowman 🙂
Paper Plate Snowman
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 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! 😀
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 😀
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