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Paper Plate Crab
Sep 22nd, 2014 by Craftylocks

 

Such a simple and cute paper craft, children will have fun making and then playing with this crabby critter.

You can probably tell by looking at the crab exactly how to make it – but I took the photos so just in case it helps here are all the steps anyway.

You need two paper plates – paint them red and punch 10 matching holes around the edge.

Cut 5 red pipe cleaners in half. 8 of the halves will become the legs. Take two of the lengths of pipe cleaners and cut a bit off the end bend it in half and wrap the other end around the fold to make the pincer. Make eyes on stalks with some cardboard. Googly eyes also look good.

Join the plates together using the pipecleaners through the holes. Arrange the feet so it stands, and the pincers ready to nip. Glue the eye stalks on between the pincers.

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Paper Plate Bird Puppet
Mar 30th, 2014 by Craftylocks

One of those nice simple ideas that result in something fun. After the fun of making this one, there is then more fun had in the playing with it.

You need two paper plates, fold them both in half and staple together so that the two plates fit snuggly together to make a nice tight fit for a hand to squeeze into.
Paint and decorate, add feathers and the puppet is done! You could also add a tab to the underside of the bottom beak to slip your fingers in to help open the mouth, but it opens naturally anyway – and makes a very satisfying ‘pecking’ sound as you snap the beak closed.
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Paper Plate Christmas Candy
Dec 8th, 2013 by Craftylocks

I can just see this idea being used in a classroom with each child decorating a paper plate in their own beautiful way, and then them all wrapped in cellophane and covering a wall.

You will need 2 paper dinner plates, a sheet of clear cellophane, red markers or something else to decorate your plates and a glue stick and sticky tape.

Decorate the underside of just one plate to look like candy if it will be displayed on the wall, or two plates if they are used for decorating something like a big tree.

Glue the plates together around the rims.

Wrap the plates in the cellophane to look like a candy wrapper. You may have to cut the cellophane to size.

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Paper Plate Santa
Dec 1st, 2013 by Craftylocks

This is an easy craft for little hands and looks great on the wall!

What you will need;
A Paper Plate
White paper
Rolled Cotton Ball
1 large red pom pom
1 large white pom pom
1 small red pom pom
A small piece of black paper or card
Red card
Glue stick
Pencil
Scissors

Cut a Santa hat shape from the red card checking that it fits the paper plate you are using.

Glue the large white pom pom and the unrolled cotton ball in place on the hat.

Glue the hat to the paper plate along with eyes cut from the black card, pom pom nose and mouth and the eyebrows and mustache cut from the leftover unrolled cotton ball.

Make the paper chain by joining loops from strips of the white paper and glue in place on Santa’s chin. I made each chain six loops long.

Thanks for this great craft Pippi Pipecleaners!

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List of Paper Plate Crafts
Sep 5th, 2013 by Craftylocks

Wow!! Today I have gathered up as many of the Paper Plate crafts I could find on the site and have put together this list of 14!!

Paper plates might have a minor use at parties – making the cleaning up easier, but I think they may really have been invented for use in paper crafts for children. I have never intentionally looked for paper plate crafts, but have just kept finding lots of great ideas.

Paper Plate Easter Basket

A really simple Easter basket.

Paper Plate Easter Bunny Basket
This bunny can carry Easter eggs – how clever!!
Paper Plate Spider and Web
Perfect for those insect studies.
Paper Plate Ladybug Hand Puppet
The perfect critter to make with circles is a ladybug of course!
St Patricks Day Paper Plate Door Hanger
This link is a real pot of gold.
Paper Plate Fish
A perfect follow up craft for any fishy story.
Paper Plate Sunflower
Cheer up any day with this fabulous flower craft.
Paper Plate Chicken
It is a snip to make this cute chick.
Paper Plate Thanksgiving Turkey
Don’t forget to write the Thanksgiving messages on the feathers.
Paper Plate Snappy Dragon
What a colourful character this dragon is.


Paper Plate Animal Masks
Lots of masks to make here, whatever suits your occasion
Paper Plate Dinosaur
What a special looking dinosaur.
Paper Plate Spotty Spider
How many spots are really eyes?
Paper Plate Jack-o-Lantern
Perfect for a Halloween pary.
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Paper Plate Easter Basket
Mar 29th, 2013 by Craftylocks

 

I had fun making this one – I wanted to make something really simple that lots of ages and abilities could enjoy – this one worked for me!

You start by making a really simple basket using two paper plates and a bit of paper for a handle. Cut the top of the paper plates and face them together with a bit of paper folded to make a handle in between them as pictured. Staple the plates together with the ends of the paper handle between them.

You now have a very simple basket that could be decorated in any number of ways. Your young crafter may choose to paint or glitter or collage their basket. I chose to curl it! I curled some strips of paper by rolling them around a pen and then gluing them on to the basket. This is quite a good technique to teach even quite young children to do – they find it quite fun!

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