11 Fun and Easy Paper Plate Crafts

In my kids’ craft bag I keep a limited number of supplies, and paper plates are one of my common go-to items to begin a project. Here at “In the Bag Kids’ Crafts” we use a master list of supplies that we stick to for every single craft on the site. And we do this to keep crafting with your family do-able, even when life is a little crazy and time is at a premium. The supplies that we have chosen are basic, many of which you already have in your home, but when combined end in some amazing results. These 11 fun and easy paper plate crafts are at the top of the list. And to be honest, I had difficulty limiting it to just 11. Check out the “Crafts by Supply” tab and drop down to paper plates. You will find even more ideas!

For the detailed instructions for each craft, just click on the photo or title.

BB8 Interactive Kids’ Craft

Anything Star Wars is always a winner our home. If there is an extended school break, expect that the entire trilogy will be on a constant loop (when Lord of the Rings isn’t on, of course). What is it about this adorable droid? How can something that is metal and bolts be so seem so soft, cuddly and lovable…but HE IS! And BB8 moves! Learn how to make him today!

BB8 CRAFT FOR KIDS
BB8 CRAFT FOR KIDS

Cloud Weaving Kids’ Craft

This weaving craft has a couple of versions, but both include the fluffy white yarn cloud. Not only is this craft fun to make and impressive upon completion, but weaving is a great way to work on developing hand skills needed for success with school activities!

SPRINGTIME KIDS CRAFT
LACING KIDS CRAFT

DIY Musical Instruments

This rattle drum is only one of the instruments you will find when you follow the link. Also learn how to make a tambourine! Both are simple and fun to make…and even more fun to play with when they are finished!

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT KIDS CRAFTS
MUSICAL INSTRUMENT KIDS CRAFTS

Learn to Tell Time Kids Craft

Learning how to tell time can be challenging, especially reading a clock face. So, turn it into a game with this easy paper plate kids’ craft!

LEARN TO TELL TIME
LEARN TO TELL TIME CRAFT

Summer Silhouette Kids’ Craft

This paper plate silhouette craft comes in various designs (templates in article). Plus, there are a couple of other seasonal silhouette crafts that you can find at “In the Bag Kids’ Crafts”. Here is where you can find a: HALLOWEEN MONSTER SILHOUETTE CRAFT and an EASTER SILHOUETTE CRAFT.

Easy Kids' Summertime Craft Sunset Silhouette
SUNSET SILHOUHETTE KIDS CRAFT

Dancing Hot Dog Kids’ Craft

There is no way that you cannot smile when seeing this dancing hot dog craft in action! Trust me. I will warn you…this craft is more complex than most in this post and will require assistance for little ones especially. But no matter that age of child, they will enjoy painting the pieces and help putting it together.

EASY SUMMER KIDS CRAFTS
dancing hot dog on a BBQ kids’ craft

DIY Fishing Game

There is nothing better than a craft that turns into a game! This craft brings together the best of all worlds as it is fun to make and then even more fun to play together with friends.

DIY FISHING GAME
DIY FISHING GAME

Rocking Blue Bird Kids Craft

This bird has a special hidden talent. Inside is hidden a small weight that improves that rocking mechanism and has him pecking around for that plump worm with just a little flick. And he has a friend in the post that is a love bird. Check out how to make each by clicking the photo!

ROCKING BIRD KIDS CRAFT
ROCKING BIRD KIDS CRAFT

Letter Wheel Kids Craft

Making a craft is a learning experience all in itself. But this craft amps it up a notch by also teaching about letters and their sounds. Make a new wheel for each letter of the week as your child learns each of the alphabet letters!

LETTER WHEEL CRAFT
LETTER WHEEL CRAFT

Paper Fox Puppet

Just a couple of plates, a little orange paint and some brads…you have this adorable fox puppet! Cute and functional!

Paper Fox Craft
Paper Fox Craft

Unicorn Horn Kids’ Craft

My kids always loved to play dress-up all year round, and this unicorn horn is fun to make to add to your play clothes. You child can use their favorite colors.

Easy Unicorn Halloween Costume Idea
Unicorn Horn Kids’ Craft

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EASY PAPER PLATE CRAFTS
EASY PAPER PLATE CRAFTS

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