Drawing & colouring · Fine motor skills · Painting · Paper plate crafts · Toys and games · Wool/yarn crafts

Fun things to make with paper plates

There are so many things you can make and do with paper plates, including:

  • animals of all kinds, shapes and sizes
  • suncatchers and dreamcatchers
  • wool/yarn wrapping and weaving
  • toys and games

Your kids can make their own unique creations by painting and decorating the paper plates however they like, using colourful paints and markers.

fun things to make

Animal crafts

Paper plate caterpillars from In the play room

Paper plate snakes from Pink stripey socks



Paper plate lady bugs from Crafts by Amanda

Paper plate snail from Arty crafty kids



Paper plate fish from Easy peasy and fun

Paper plate jellyfish from Non toy gifts



Paper plate animal faces from hello, Wonderful

Paper plate lions, tigers and bears from Play dough and popsicles



Paper plate hand print lion masks from Kids craft room

Paper plate giraffe from Crafty morning



Paper plate dinosaurs from Arty crafty kids

Paper plate frogs from No time for flash cards



Suncatcher/Dreamcatcher crafts

Paper plate flower petal suncatcher from Messy little monster

Paper plate dreamcatcher from School Mum



Wool/yarn wrapping and weaving 

Paper plate shapes from Laughing kids learn

Paper plate weaving from Tinkerlab



Toys and games

Paper plate kite from Happy hooligans

Paper plate marble maze from Buggy and buddy



What are your kids’ favourite things to make with paper plates?

We would love to see their creations – just post to Facebook or Instagram with #littlegreencrafters. 🙂

We have heaps more fun paper plate crafts for kids on our Pinterest page here.

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