Paper Plate Shark

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Paper Plate Crafts, Shark | Posted on 27-08-2014 | 29,537 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 Cow

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Cow, Paper Plate Crafts | Posted on 30-05-2011 | 15,333 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 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 | 14,708 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 | 10,067 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™‚

Paper plate UFO

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Crafts by Materials, Paper Plate Crafts, Vehicle | Posted on 27-09-2010 | 17,450 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 | 13,268 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 | 10,134 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™‚

Craft Tips – Paper Plate as an alternative to paper

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft Tips and Tricks | Posted on 19-05-2010 | 5,937 views

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Ever tried painting with your toddlers? Remember the mess they can create? How often do they tear the paper when they kept on painting on the same spot and that spot became soggy and weak? When doing a paint project with your toddlers, it’s good to use paper plates instead of drawing paper as paper plate is much thicker to prevent from tear resulting from too much handling.

Paint a paper plate 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 | 26,970 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

Footprint Rabbit

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Art Crafts, Easter, Festive Crafts, Paper Crafts, Paper Plate Crafts, Rabbit | Posted on 07-09-2009 | 16,440 views

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Playing Peek-A-Boo is never this fun! Using your footprint as the ear and handprint as the bush to hide in, let’s create a cute rabbit.

Footprint paper plate rabbit.

Footprint paper plate rabbit.

Draw an outline of your palm. Cut out several handprints. Use different shades of green for better effect.

Draw an outline of your palm. Cut out several handprints. Use different shades of green for better effect.

Draw an outline of both of your feet. Cut. Cut out a smaller version in pink.  Paste on top of the white footprint.

Draw an outline of both of your feet. Cut. Cut out a smaller version in pink. Paste on top of the white footprint.

Paste the handprints as bushes. Add the eyes and your footprint paper plate rabbit is ready to hide and seek!

Paste the handprints as bushes. Add the eyes and your footprint paper plate rabbit is ready to hide and seek!

Footprint paper plate rabbit.

Footprint paper plate rabbit.

Bee

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Bee, Insect crafts, Paper Plate Crafts | Posted on 15-06-2009 | 9,105 views

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This chubby bee is very easy to do and looks so cute, all kids will love it!
You need to paint the back of one paper plate yellow.
And another paper plate black.
* Cut four stripes of black craft foam and paste onto the yellow paper plate.
* Cut the black paper plate into half and paste it at the back of the yellow plate as wings.
* Use pipe cleaner as the antennae and sting.
* Use googly eyes or stone as the eyes and you’re done!
Chub-bee!

Paper Plate Fish

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Fish, Paper Plate Crafts | Posted on 06-06-2009 | 7,327 views

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This is the basic of all paper plate crafts. The simplest to do.
Use a craft scissors to cut out a small triangle. You may also use normal scissors if you do not have any craft scissors.
Stick the small triangle to form a tail.
Now here is the tedious part. I use a craft punch and punch out a thousand ‘hearts’ from old magazine pages and get Ethan to do the pasting.
Half an hour later, he is still pasting! LOL! You may opt to just color the fish instead.
Use a button, stone or anything you wish for the eye and it’s done!

The Owl

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Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Paper Plate Crafts, Quick n Easy | Posted on 05-05-2009 | 19,151 views

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This is a little bit difficult for Ethan’s level. The only thing he managed to do is to hold down the centre section down until the glue dries up. Alternatively, you can just put a clothe peg to hold it down until it dries up.

On one paper plate, fold about a third of the plate over (have the bottom of the plate facing forward). This paper plate will be the owl’s head.

On the folded part, cut two short slits and fold them back up. (These will be the owl’s tufts – although they look like ears, they are only feathers. An owl’s ears are simple holes on the sides of the head).

Glue the center section down.

Glue or staple the head to another paper plate.

Cut another paper plate in half (these will be the wings).

Glue or staple the wings to the body at a slight angle.


Color in the owl, drawing feathers, wings, or other patterns.


I’m a little bit dissapointed with the result of my colouring as the owl looks way too UGLY! If you are going to try this, try colouring it better, just don’t end up like MINE! πŸ˜€