Posts Tagged ‘paper plate crafts’

Paper plate Christmas angel

Sunday, December 2nd, 2007

This craft is perfect for a Sunday school activity, Christmas decor or wherever you’d like a see a preschooler-created angel.
paper plate angel
What You Need: 1 1/2 small (“dessert” sized) paper plates; scrap of construction paper in skin tone of choice; blue (or other color!) tempera paint; circle punch (or just use scissors); silver glitter; 1/2 silver pipe cleaner; black marker; white glue; scissors; tape; stapler (optional).
How To Make It: Paint plates blue and let dry. Staple plate into a cone shape (adult job) or use tape. Punch head from construction paper and draw on face. Glue head to top of cone. Cut half-plate into two, creating wings. Glue or staple to back of cone body. Squeeze glue along bottom of dress and ends of wings, or just dip in a tray of glue. Then dip in or sprinkle on glitter. Bend pipe cleaner into halo shape and tape to back of dress.
Suggested Book: The Littlest Angel by Charles Tazewell

Paper plate turkey

Monday, October 29th, 2007

What You Need: Paper plate; assorted feathers; scrap of red construction paper; 2 googly eyes; scissors; glue or tape.
Turkey plate with feathers
How You Make It: Cut inward from bottom of plate in two places about 2″ apart angled inward but not connecting (adult job). Fold in half and upward to form turkey head. Glue or staple feathers to top of paper plate. Cut out wattle shape from red construction paper and glue on. Glue on googly eyes.

Flying disc for 4th of July

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

What You Need: 2 red plastic plates, gallon-size zip-close bag, scissors, sequins and gold stars, gold or silver glitter, stapler.
4th of July disc craft supplies
How You Make It: Cut out just the center of both plates. Put some sequins, stars and glitter in the bag and seal. Place bag between the plate rims (adult job) with the sequins in the middle and, holding securely, staple around the edge of the plate, catching the bag in between. Cut off plastic hanging over edge.
Flying disc for 4th of July
This project was found in a book called Star-Spangled Crafts by Kathy Ross.

Paper plate lion craft

Thursday, June 21st, 2007

What You Need: thin white paper plate, yellow and brown construction paper, black marker, pencil, scissors, glue, large googly eyes.
paper plate lion supplies
How You Make It: Paint edges of paper plate brown. Cut yellow circle the size of the inside of the paper plate (you can cut up a spare plate to make a template and trace that.) Glue circle to center of plate. Cut small triangle from brown construction paper for nose. Add mouth, whiskers, etc. using black marker. Glue on googly eyes. Using scissors, cut border of paper plate to just short of yellow circle, about 1/2″ apart all the way around and curl up for mane.
paper plate lion

Sunflower Paper Plate Craft for Spring

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

What You Need: Paper plate, glue, pencil, brown and yellow tempera paints, paintbrush, scissors, sunflower seeds in shell.
supplies to make sunflower preschool craft
How You Make It: Use pencil to draw “scallops” all around edge of paper plate and cut along the lines. Paint entire front of plate yellow. Paint brown circle around middle of plate. Once dry, use glue to adhere sunflower seeds in center.
sunflower seed paper plate for preschooler
Suggested storybook:Sunflower House by Eve Bunting