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Easter chick purse from paper plate

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

Easter chick purse

Easter chick purse

Your preschooler can make a cute Easter chick purse, or use it for a class party and fill with Easter candy!

What You Need: 1 dessert-size paper plate; nontoxic yellow paint; paintbrush; stapler; scrap of orange cardstock or construction paper; googly eye; black marker; scissors; glue; orange pipe cleaner (or use yarn).

How to Make It: Paint at least half of bottom of paper plate yellow. Let dry. Fold in half and secure with staples (adult help, please!). Use black marker to outline a chick wing. Cut triangle shape for beak and glue on. Glue on eye. Staple pipe cleaner to back side of “purse” for handle.

Paper plate shamrock wand for St. Patrick’s Day

Sunday, March 15th, 2009
St. Patrick's Day wand

St. Patrick's Day wand

Let kids paint, color or use markers all over dessert-sized paper plates to make this fun clover wand for St. Patrick’s Day.

What You Need: 3 dessert-sized paper plates; green paint, crayons or markers; gold glitter; Stapler; drinking straw (green if available); green crepe paper streamers.

How to Make It: Color all 3 paper plates green. If paint was used, sprinkle gold glitter on while still wet. Otherwise, you’ll need a little glue. Adult staples paper plates together in shamrock shape and then staples to straw. Tie and/or staple green streamer to straw.

Paper plate lion mask

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009
Paper plate lion

Paper plate lion

Dessert-size paper plates are the perfect size to make masks for little preschool faces. Don’t limit kids to lions; set out a variety of supplies (yarn, paint, etc.) and let their creativity go wild.

What You Need: dessert-size paper plate; yellow crepe paper; black marker; 3 orange pipe cleaners; transparent tape; scissors.

How to Make It: First adult must cut out triangles for eyes and nose and cut pipe cleaners in half. Cut crepe paper into eight strips about 5 inches long. Tape to back (curved size) of paper plate. Draw around eye holes with black marker. Tape three pipe cleaners to each side for whiskers.

Paper plate rabbit for Easter

Saturday, March 22nd, 2008

paper plate Easter bunny
This quick bunny craft is great for Easter or anytime.
What You Need: paper plate; red or pink pom pom; 2 cotton balls; black marker; red or pink construction paper; glue; scissors.
How to Make It: Cut out ear shapes and glue to back of plate. Glue on pom pom nose and cotton ball muzzle. Use marker to add mouth, whiskers and eyes.

Paper plate Valentine holder

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

Paper plate Valentine holder heart
Let your preschoolers decorate their own Valentine holders before exchanging Valentines.
What You Need: 2 standard or dessert-size paper plates; stapler; scissors; hole punch; glue; length of red yarn; various construction paper scraps and foam hearts, glitter, etc.
How to Make It: Adult may need to assemble heart, or help the children with it. Fold both plates in half and place one inside the other. Reach in with stapler and staple together in a few places to secure. Use scissors to round edges into heart shape. Punch 2 holes at top and tie one end of yarn in each hole. Set out supplies for kids to glue onto heart!