Paper plate crafts really stimulate a child’s imagination and creativity! This is also very educational as it teaches them the names of different animals as well as colors and shapes!
The use of scissors is great for fine motor skills also.
They are great for home schooling and can easily fit into a theme week.
Even better is the fact that most of them require basic craft materials such as coloring pencils, scissors, pipe cleaners, pom poms, googly eyes and glue. I am pretty sure my list of must have craft supplies will tell you everything you need for almost all the crafts on my site.
I have 15 crafty gals and guys come together and give their best paper plate animals and am able to showcase them to you below!
There are some easy paper plate zoo animal crafts as well as plates with animals on them. Some of these cover are animal shaped paper plates whereas others make a pretty picture.
Paper plate animal crafts templates are free to print and make these ideas so simple. Young kids can do them. I always say these animal crafts for ks1 and above.
I have had some queries as to what animals can I make with paper plates of a particular color. I guess I always go for white as my kids love to color them with crayons or paint them.
Maybe if you are short of time you might want to speed things up by using a particular color of plate. I will give one example below.
What animals can I make with green paper plates
Think of all the animals that are green such as frogs and dinosaurs. I have two animal paper plates already made using these colors.
20+ Paper Plate Animal Crafts For Kids
Make your favorite animal from a paper plate! These paper plate animal crafts for kids are easier than they look!
How cute are these paper plate pandas?! Even better these can be used as a hanging decoration. These are perfect for preschool or in the early years of school, especially if you are having a zoo theme week.
I love the way this blogger has created male and female pandas, with some wearing bows and others not!
You can do so much with this particular paper plate craft for kids. The smaller plates are great for making baby pandas too.
I absolutely adore ocean crafts for kids during the Summer. Let us face it we need stacks of them because the kids get such a long vacation from school.
This under water paper plate animal craft for kids features fish and vegetation. There is lots going on here and this can be an excellent craft to get kids talking and thinking about different creatures you find in the ocean.
This is another paper plate/tissue paper craft. This time the end result is a fabulous sea turtle! Of course you could decorate him however you wish, and paint him instead of sticking down tissue paper.
Hi there, I’m Laura an avid kids crafter with two little ones of my own to keep entertained! I have been doing kids crafts since 2018! Here at Easy Crafts for Kids you can find seasonal crafts for all age groups, as well as drawing tutorials, coloring pages and some other fun printables!