Paper plate crafts for kids are one of the best art and activities for kids of all ages. You can make anything you want from a paper plate.
My children have loved decorating paper plates from an early age! A toddler can make handprints or footprints on one and use it as a keepsake.
Older kids might want to cut plates and stick things onto them. They can create people, places and decorations.
I have ideas for every single season of the year!! Please check out my new Halloween paper plate crafts and a few Christmas ones too.
Previously I have made lots of animals from paper plates and played pretend zoo with my kids!
What will you do with your completed craft? Little kids like to play with theirs or give them as gifts to grandparents.
Look at this scary pirate with his moving eyepatch!! He is so easy to make using a paper plate and some other basic craft materials.
Who wants to watch these space rockets roaming about in outer space?! This paper plate craft for kids features a space scene with movable rockets!
My paper plate clock is such an educational craft for kids! It helps toddlers learn numbers while helping older kids learn to tell the time. This makes it a great simple craft for all age groups!
You can change the colors and add other decor to the clock if you wish, i.e stickers, glitter and sequins.
This Fall paper plate craft for kids will teach children about the leaves on the trees this Autumn. Great for fine motor skills and using scissors.
This Halloween paper plate craft features a witch with rolling eyes!
She is super simple to watch using craft papers and my craft process.
Is it a cat? Is a witch? Well it is both!! Learn how to make a black cat witch in time for Halloween! You never know he may bring you some luck.
This Christmas paper plate craft always reminds me of a white Christmas!! The 3D folds on the tree are super easy to make using my free template and craft instructions.
The Easter story is always told in Sunday school every year and this paper plate craft helps illustrate it simply and accurately!
All you need is three paper plates, some paint and my free template and you are good to go!
These Christmas nativity paper plate crafts feature Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, some animals and the 3 shepherds bearing gifts. Perfect Religious Paper plate craft for kids of all ages.
Who wants to decorate their own dinner set for a BBQ?! My kids love patterned paper plates for dinner, but instead of buying some, I let them make watermelon out of plain white ones!
This kept them busy while I got the salads and drinks organized for our family BBQ for my husband's Birthday.
This Winter paper plate craft is perfect for little hands who want to make their own eskimo using only a few craft supplies.
Why not combine it with my igloo craft for preschool
Have a happy day with this bright and vibrant sunshine craft with paper plate! You also need lots of handprints for the rays!
This sunshine will make sure things do not hurt it's eyes as he has his own cool shades.
I could technically group this with my list of animal paper plates but since it is an underwater scene I added it here! Watch all my sea critters rock as the wave moves!
This yarn Christmas tree paper plate craft lets older kids make the perfect decoration!
Who wants to make their own neighbourhood with this paper plate craft for kids! My free template makes copy this easy as pie!
I would say this paper craft is medium difficulty so probably for kids aged 8 and upwards.
Say Happy Easter with this cute treat basket, but do not forget to fill it full of goodies! You can decorate it however you wish and add some chocolate eggs inside, or why not take it on an Easter egg hunt and fill it yourself.
Another clock craft for kids, this time for St Patrick's Day! The numbers are tiny shamrocks! This would be a great gift for someone who loves to celebrate March 17th!
These citrus themed dinner plates are easy to make with some paper plates and a splash of color.
These are perfect for a Summer party or even a BBQ!
My paper plate spaceship craft for kids is a huge hit because you can play with it afterwards!
Rainbows are hugely popular here in our house as is painting so I know this rainbow paper plate craft will go down a treat!
All you need are the colors of the rainbow, cotton wool, paper plate, glue and some paint and you can recreate this Mickey Mouse.
This is suitable for preschool kids so works well in my house, plus what 3 year old does not love Mickey Mouse!
Who wants to create outer space on a plate?! This is a good learning opportunity for kids too. Craft tutorial will help you do this!
It is a good chance to encourage kids to look up into the sky at night and ask what they see, and what they might find in outer space!
My 4 year old has already started asking me about planets and shooting stars!
Star Wars crafts are brilliant. My little boy loves my collection of Star Wars activities and so do I!
One thing we need to add to our list of things to make is this BB-8 Paper plate craft which looks just like the real thing.
There is a free template provided to help you recreate the droid! Then afterwards you can use it for pretend play!
These paper plate mouths are perfect New Year props for a party! You could also use them for a wedding photo booth where you dress up!
Kids love all type of dress up and masks so these will be a hit! Why not make lots and interchange them between everyone.
Be a Princess a Day with one of these fabulous paper plate crowns! They are super simple to make and can be done in less than 10 minutes, but will provide hours of fun afterwards!
All you need is a paper plate, scissors and colored markers!
Why not have this as an activity at your little girl's Birthday party! You can combine it with some of my other Princess crafts and have the ultimate craft party!
This is a simple paper plate craft for preschool and older kids! All you need is to glue some green and pink tissue paper onto a paper plate, but do not forget to add the black dot in the middle of the pink part, to represent seeds.
This mermaid paper plate craft for kids is so simple but looks fabulous!! We love mermaid activities here in our house so I cannot wait to try this with my little girl! Fortunately this craft tutorial has a step by step guide and a free printable to help!
This Star Wars paper plate craft is the second one I have featured here and I love it! It is so easy to make using the guide and free template provided, you really cannot go wrong.
You can add a popsicle stick and turn this into a face mask, which is great for dress up parties, especially if you have a Princess Leia costume to match it!
This Bible paper plate craft for kids is perfect for Sunday school! All you need to do is print off the coloring page, color and stick it to the paper plate!
Why not get your kids to learn it off by heart too!
Toy Story 4 paper plate craft lets you make the loveable Forky! Super simple craft that will take less than 15 minutes to make when you use the free template provided!
Scary Halloween paper plate craft that is suitable for preschool! You can easily create these Mummies with only a few craft supplies!
A lovely Summer paper plate craft, that shows a little girl looking after plants in her garden! This can be a great way to encourage kids to do some gardening and take care of plants and other living things around them.
Older kids like to display theirs on the wall or in their bedrooms.
They can be used as house decor or for a party or celebration.
Whatever you choose to do, I know your kids will have lots of fun with the ideas I have shared here.
I have tons more easy crafts for children including these:-
30+ Toilet Paper Roll Crafts – these will keep you going for over a month!
10+ Egg Carton Crafts for Kids – make some cute animals as well as a treasure chest
Do you like these Paper Plate Crafts for Kids?