This paper plate skunk craft is simple and fun to make…and not stinky at all! He’s actually a super adorable sleeping skunk. I think that skunk’s are truly a misunderstood animal, and this craft might just change some minds. Check out the fun facts.
Fun Facts about Skunks
- Skunks do a little dance before spraying.
- Their spray is highly flammible.
- Skunks can make good pets, but it’s illegal to keep them as pets in 33 states.
- They eat lots of things, like berries, leaves, nuts, small lizards and rodents and even bees.
- They’re able to adjust their spray.
- To learn more about skunks check out this article from National Georgraphic Kids.
SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG
- Paper plate (9-inch coated)
- Black paint
- Construction paper
- Glue stick
- Stapler with staples
- Skunk craft template
This skunk craft starts with a simple paper plate, which is just one of the items on our master list of craft supplies that we stick to for all of the crafts we make here (and in our shop). We do this to make crafting so much easier and more accessible for busy families…like yours. Fill your bag, and you’ll be ready to craft along…any time…anywhere.
Combine Reading with Crafting
The best way to elevate a craft project is to combine it with a good book. Here are some of our favorite books with skunks.
Save this Animal Craft for later. Pin it to your favorite Pinterest board…
How to make a Paper Plate Skunk Craft
Step 1: Paint the Plate
- Place some newspaper on your crafting surface.
- Pinch a pompom with a clothespin to form a “paint brush”.
- Paint the bottom of a paper plate black, leaving a crescent shape white (as pictured). This will be the stripe on the back of your skunk.
*If you really don’t want to get out the paint, use markers or crayons for this step instead.
Step 2: Use the Skunk Craft Template
- Download and print the skunk craft template.
- Use the template to cut out all of the parts for your skunk. Make the head and tail black and the stripes white. And make the nose pink (or any color you would like).
Step 3: Cut & Staple
- Once the paint has dried, cut a slit in the black part of the paper plate going from the edge to the center of the plate.
- Then overlap the plate at the slit by about 1 to 2 inches so that the plate forms a slight cone shape.
- Secure it at the overlap with a couple of staples.
Step 4: Add Some Details
- Use your glue stick to attach the stripes to the skunk’s tail and head.
- Then glue on the nose.
- Take a crayon and draw on some closed eyes and a smile. we also added some rosy cheeks.
Step 5: Put Together Your Skunk Craft
- Now attach the parts of your skunk to the paper plate base.
- Line up the strip that you left on the back of your skunk craft to the stripe that’s on the tail.
- Place the head on the plate at slight angle like your little creature is sleeping.
*Pressure firmly and hold to let the glue take hold.
Now that you know how to make a paper plate skunk craft, it’s time to make it your own. We used traditional black and white for our animal craft, but you can use whatever colors you like. Add othere details as you wish too. Cut a little bow or rosy cheeks from some construction paper…or whatever you can think of. The only limit is your imagination.