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This guide is about making a paper plater snow globe. A simple, inexpensive craft that can be customized to display a favorite holiday scene.
This is a guide about making a paper plate sea aquarium. An easy, creative project for youngsters to make in a short time using simple craft materials.
This is a guide about making a paper plate caterpillar. A simple paper craft for kids to make a cute caterpillar.
This is a guide about making a child's paper plate shoulder bag. Paper plates are a staple supply for making kid crafts.
This is a guide about making a paper plate black cat. Inexpensive spooky cat decorations can be made for Halloween out of paper plates.
This is a guide about making a paper plate Jack-o-lantern. Plan on making this cute kids' Halloween craft. It would make a nice alternative to carving a pumpkin for your little ones.
This is a guide about making a rainy day flying disc. Finding indoor activities for a rainy day can be a challenge. This flying disc can be enjoyed inside without the risk of broken windows.
This is a guide about making a paper plate dream catcher. Native American dream catchers are created using a circular frame, with webbing in the middle. It is then adorned with feathers and beads. It is a craft, regularly made by non-native people, for use as a decoration.
This is a guide about making a paper plate Christmas tree wreath. Here is yet another cute craft that begins with the humble paper plate. You and the kids can make this fun decoration for the holidays.
This is a guide about making a paper plate candy corn garland. A candy corn garland is a really cute Halloween decoration for your home.
A fun paper craft to make with the kids. This guide is about making paper plate flower baskets.
This is a guide about making paper plate suncatchers. A delightful craft to try with your children is to make some beautiful paper plate suncatchers.
This guide is about making a paper plate Christmas collage. Kids of all ages love to decorate paper plates. Create unique, artistic expressions of your holiday cheer.
Holidays are the perfect time to set your kids to making simple decorations. This paper plate bunny is a good example. This is a guide about making a paper plate bunny.
This is a guide about making paper plate angels. Paper plates are great to use for many children's crafts.
Your young crafters will enjoy making this pumpkin tambourine from painted paper plates. This is a guide about paper plate pumpkin tambourine.
A simple paper plate, coloring and sticker craft for young hands to create a cooling fan. This is a guide about how to make a paper plate fan.
The humble paper plate once again finds itself the star of this cute cookie basket craft. This is a guide about how to make a paper plate cookie gift basket.
This simple padding game can be made using paint stir sticks and paper plates. This tutorial will show you how to make a balloon and paddle game.
Make a simple Valentine card holder by decorating one made using two paper plates. This is a guide about paper plate Valentine card holder.
This project is a fun activity for a pirate or ship themed party. This is a guide about making a paper plate treasure ship scene.
Paper plates are a favorite craft supply for toddler and preschool craft projects. This is a guide about making a paper plate lady bug.
This kids craft is a great project to do at a birthday party. This guide will teach you how to make a paper plate smiley face.
This is a guide about making a paper plate wind twirler. Try this easy kids' craft, made out of a simple paper plate.
This is a cute Saint Patrick's Day craft for the kids. This is a guide about making a paper plate leprechaun.
This is a guide about making a recycled Christmas wrapping paper wreath. Recycle your Christmas wrapping paper into a pretty holiday wreath.
This is a guide about making paper plate frogs. Paper plates are excellent materials for a huge number of crafts for children.
This is a guide about making a paper plate clown face. Young children love making all sorts of paper plate crafts. This is a guide about making a paper plate clown face.
This is a guide about making a paper plate crab hat. This creative crab hat is as much to make, as it is to wear.
This is a guide about paper plate puzzles. Making paper plate puzzles for your young children is quick, easy, and fun. Plus they will love matching up these large easy to connect pieces.
This guide is about making a paper plate ghost. Inexpensive, simple Halloween decoration you can make with youngsters.
This is a guide about making a paper plate snowman. Paper plate snowman are a great kids craft. Using a few simple supplies, you can easily make these adorable decorations at home.
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This little project is a simple way to trace a coloring page onto a paper plate, and outline the picture with glue. After the picture is outlined with glue, it is painted with water colors. After it is dry, it is cut out and placed where all can admire.
As a plus, the picture appears magically on a piece of paper when the side of a crayon is rubbed over the paper, due to the glue having hardened into an outline of the picture. So there is actually a second craft possibility with this process.
Total Time: 30 minutes plus glue drying time
Yield: 1 picture
Crafting Time: 20 minutes
1. Choose a decorative plate (the sample was a 7 inch plate). Flip the plate to the back and draw a square over the center (on the sample, the square was a two and three quarters inches). This square will be the basket bottom.
2. Make four cuts, each from the edge of the plate to one of the corners of the square. Now fold the plate up at each of the lines. This creates the sides of your basket. The plate decoration will be on the outside. Staple the sides to secure them and form the basket. Glue ribbon bows to the outside of the basket to cover the staples.
3. Use decorative shears to cut a strip of cardstock or construction paper for the handle (the sample handle measures three quarters of an inch by 11 inches). Straight edge shears will also work, naturally. Cut a piece of ribbon to match your plate and glue it to the handle strip. Glue the ends of the handle to the inside of the basket.
4. Place a little glue inside the basket, set a paper doily into the glue.
By Marie E. Cecchini from West Dundee, IL
The kids will think they're still at the beach after making these easy sand dollars.
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This is a simple idea, but a great one to keep kids busy while preparing a meal. Invest in a few clear glass plates (an easy and inexpensive find in a thrift store). Have the child draw a picture on the paper plate.
Then, when they are done, place it under the glass plate for them to see while eating. You could have them make one for each member of the family to keep them busy even longer.
The photo shows a 6 inch paper plate, but this can be done on the larger paper plates also.
By NoRulesArt from Sunny FL
Just because it's raining doesn't mean you can't take the kids outside to play. Slap on a raincoat and boots and head outside. Put some food coloring or paint on a paper plate and hold it in the rain. Watch how the wet splatter mixes the colors. Also a good way to talk about mixing colors to make new colors.
By Jayme from Harrisonburg, VA
Make a mask with a paper plate. Have your child paint a face on the plate (bear, tiger, worm) then glue on ears, cut out eyes, and attach string on the sides. Make more masks and put on a play!
By Susan from Boston, MA