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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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Trick or Treat Pumpkin Basket
Oct 29th, 2013 by Craftylocks

This is a great little basket to carry all your Halloween treats.

You will need;

2 paper bowls

Orange paint

Black card

2 green Chenille Sitcks (Pipecleaners)

Cut a wide circle out of the bottom of one of the bowls.

Paint the bowls orange. Make sure you paint under the rim so you won’t see any white when the
bowls are put together. Leave to dry.

Glue the bowls together and stick the mouth and eyes cut from the black card to them.

Make a small hole either side of the basket with a nail. Thread a chenille stick through and twist to secure. Repeat on the other side. Join the chenille sticks to make a handle, twisting to secure. Wrap the excess around a pencil to make a twirl to represent the leaves of the pumpkin.
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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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Paper Plate Easter Bunny Basket
Mar 26th, 2013 by Craftylocks

 

Finding a craft that is fun to do is great – pulling your own idea together is even better!

Pippi Pipecleaners had this one pop into her head whilst sorting through easter supplies. When she showed it to me I thought that this would be a really good one for the children to make just before Easter and then sit it beside their bed ready for something to be left in it from Easter Bunny.

It is made with 2 paper plates and some white card. You could decorate it with paint or felts, but this one uses crepe paper for the pink feet and ear bits, and also to make the ‘nest’

Cut a circle from the base of one of the plates. Save the circle as you will use this for the face.

Glue the plates together so they are facing each other.

Cut two feet shapes out of the white card and glue the crepe paper toe pads in place.

Trim the circle, from the plate, to size for the bunny’s face. Cut a pair of ears and draw the face on with the black marker. Miss Pipecleaners reckons that she can’t draw at all, so a trick she uses is to google image something she need to draw – in this case a bunny face. Then she picks the one that fits her needs and confidence.

Glue the ears to the head and leave to dry.

Cut strips from the crepe paper and then pull the strips apart. Although this may seem really obvious, I had not thought of cutting crepe paper like this to make shredded style paper – I really like it!

Place in the tummy of the bunny and glue the feet in place.

Glue the head in place and fill the tummy with treats.

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