Posted by Merryn | Posted in Paper Plate Crafts, Shark | Posted on 27-08-2014 | 22,947 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 😀
Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Cow, Paper Plate Crafts | Posted on 30-05-2011 | 13,878 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!
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 🙂
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 🙂
Posted by Merryn | Posted in Craft Tips and Tricks | Posted on 19-05-2010 | 5,225 views
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 🙂
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
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.
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.
Paste the handprints as bushes. Add the eyes and your footprint paper plate rabbit is ready to hide and seek!
Footprint paper plate rabbit.
Posted by Merryn | Posted in Bee, Insect crafts, Paper Plate Crafts | Posted on 15-06-2009 | 8,420 views
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!
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! 😀