Paper Plate Crafts for Kids

Our paper plate crafts for kids are an inexpensive way to keep creative and have fun crafting. There is no need for expensive crafting supplies, we can use all sorts of household things, like our paper plate, paper rolls, jars, tins, lids, egg cartons, and so much more! Take a search around and see what you find.

Preview of our Paper Plate Crafts

Paper plates are great for parties - saves on the dish washing. They are also great for crafting too! 

We've created a ton of great crafts from simple paper plates, like our paper plate butterfly. 

After you have made this cute butterfly craft we have a few more suggestions below for great crafts made from paper plates.

Paper Plate Butterfly

Craft Supplies:

  • Paper plate
  • Crayons, or pencil crayons
  • Pipecleaner
  • Googly eyes
  • Pom pom
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Age Range:

  • 5 years and up

Time to Complete:

  • 30-45 minutes
Paper Plate Crafts for Kids Instructions

Step #1:

Cut a V shape out of two sides of your paper plate. You can round them slightly to help make the wing shapes for our butterfly.

Step #2:

Fold the paper plate in half from the center of the wings.

Step #3:

Take a pipecleaner and wrap it around a pencil, create a loop then turn around and wrap the rest back down the pencil. 

Glue this onto the center of your paper plate.

Step #4:

Color both of your wings with crayons, or pencil crayons. 

Wondering what we used to create this? Its a product called Ezyshaid and it is great for creating a blended color look. We had a ton of fun with this product.

If you will be hanging your butterfly afterwards you can also color the back side of its wings too.

Step #5:

Add a face to your butterfly. This can be done by simply gluing some googly eyes and a pom pom to the loop part of your pipecleaner. We used big googly eyes to give our butterfly a more cartoon look.

Now you can add a string to the top of the pipecleaner to hang your butterfly.

Maybe a magnet to the back and place it on the fridge. 

Another great use of a paper plate!

Paper Plate Crafts for Kids

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More Paper Plate Crafts for Kids:

Look around the house and see what other supplies you can find too. Great things to use are paper rolls, egg cartons, paper cups and jars. Be creative! Share your finds with us on Facebook!

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