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13 Paper Plate Crafts for Kids and Adults


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Paper Plate Toucan Do you remember crafting with paper plates as a child? This wonderful pastime is one that should certainly be passed on to the little ones, and for a variety of reasons! Paper plate crafts for kids are so much fun because they teach kids to work with a specific medium and use their creativity to turn paper plates into animals, toys, decor, and more! This Paper Plate Toucan, for example, is an excellent paper plate craft for kids. Not only will they learn how to turn a paper plate into a toucan, but they will learn how to make the most of this medium by using the leftover white space to craft the tail!

We've put together a collection of 13 Paper Plate Crafts for Kids and Adults. Below you will find a variety of adorable kids' craft ideas with paper plates, and you'll even get inspired to make some paper plate crafts of your own for party decor and even Christmas decorations.


Paper Crafts for Kids: 10 Paper Toys, Printable Paper Dolls, and Other Craft Ideas
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13 Paper Plate Crafts for Kids and Adults

13 Paper Plate Crafts for Kids and Adults

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Paper Plate Crafts for Kids

Paper Plate Crafts for Adults


Paper Plate Crafts for Kids

Vintage Swimmer, Watermelon, and Doughnut Paper Plate Crafts

Using paper plates as craft materials is nothing new, but a lot of these ideas are! Your child will love painting, cutting, folding, and altering these paper plates to create unique crafts they can play with or keep as decorations. Your kids won't believe how cool paper plate crafts can be until they start making some of these fun projects. Once they are done making their paper plate creations, they can take some of them outside to play, such as the frisbee or the wind sock.

  1. Happy Hearts DIY Mobile

  2. Paper Plate Bunny

  3. Paper Plate Frisbee

  4. Paper Plate Polar Bear

  5. Paper Plate Toucan

  6. Peas in a Pod Paper Plate Craft

  7. Precious Paper Plate Penguin

  8. School of Sharks Paper Plate Mobile

  9. Vintage Swimmer, Watermelon, and Doughnut Paper Plate Crafts

  10. Rainbow Wind Sock Paper Plate Craft


21 Easy Paper Crafts for Kids
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Paper Plate Crafts for Adults

Printable Popsicle Sundial

Kids aren't the only ones who can use paper plates to create art. Even though kids will also enjoy these crafts, they are geared more toward adults. Who knew that paper plates could be used to make beautiful home decor? Even better as party decor! The beauty of paper plates is that they can be transformed. They can be colored, glued, hung, and used in incredible ways. Check out some of these paper plate craft ideas.

  1. Paper Plate Ball Decor

  2. Paper Peppermint Ornament

  3. Printable Popsicle Sundial


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People must lay awake nights thinking up most of these. This is so neat. I down loaded it onto my iPad so it's safe for future reference. There are so many great ideas that I can use with the grand kids when they visit. And the best part of all is it won't bankrupt me.thank you!


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