30+ Paper Plate Crafts

Paper plate is our favourite craft supply. We have compiled our best paper plate art and craft ideas in one post for your convenience.

Easy art and craft ideas for kids

We have a lot of fun and easy craft ideas for kids to make at home. Also, a lot of ideas that go well with preschool and kindergarten theme based learning. Hope you enjoy browsing through this collection of paper plate craft ideas.

Things to do with paper plates

Paper Plate Animals


Here are some adorable animal crafts for kids made using a paper plate. Kids will enjoy making them and also playing with them. We love making motion crafts (or interactive crafts) and most of our animal crafts come with some kind of motion.

Frogs are fascinating animals for everyone but especially for children. Kids will love making this fun moving tongue frog craft. Also, it comes with a free printable frog template for classroom or home use.


If you're looking for some cute and easy mother's day ideas made using a paper plate, this kangaroo craft is a sweet idea to celebrate motherhood.


This carrot eating bunny craft is fun and great for talking about the benefits of chewing food and eating healthy food like carrots. Also makes for an easy Easter bunny craft. Grab our free printable bunny template and get crafting with kids.


Isn't beluga whale the cutest? For extra fun for kids, we added a rocking motion to this whale craft. Don't miss to see this beluga whale in action! This craft is perfect for little beluga fan like mine or ocean theme activity at school.


Love this majestic and rockingelephant for kids! This one can rock too :). Get the step-by-step instructions on how to make elephant craft in the blog post.


In the series of rocking crafting, we have another simple and cute paper plate chicken. This is an easy chicken craft for preschoolers and kindergarteners.


When you have kids crafting with you, it is inevitable to not craft animals and therefore we have dozens of animal crafts on our blog. This lion craft gets a lot of love from our readers and I'm not surprised because it is super easy to make. Kids can make this craft with little help. While making the lion's mane, kids get to work on their fine motor skills and scissor skills.


Aww, look at this cute penguin craft for kids. Good for animal theme or winter theme ideas.


Here is another simple and cute animal craft that is easy to make for young kids. Grab our printable cow template and make this cow craft for a preschool farm theme.


This adorable paper plate polar bear is our guest post for fabulous I Heart Crafty Things. Get the details to make this rocking bear on their website.


Paper Plate Spring Crafts


Introducing the concept of pollination becomes so much fun with this simple spring paper plate craft for preschool and kindergarten kids.


This growing flower craft is such a lovely way to show kids how plants and flower grow in spring.


Paper Plate Mother's Day & Father's Day Activities


This sweet paper plate mother's day craft makes me smile every time I animate the lovely hug.


Celebrate fatherhood by making this father-child special activity craft - the high toss. On popular demand, we added a printable template for this paper plate father's day craft exclusively for our email subscribers. Scroll down to the bottom of the post to join our email list.


Here is another fun dad-child special activity. See it in action here --> Dad Child Crawl Father's Day Activity


Paper Plate Fall & Halloween Crafts


It’s fun to teach kid’s about fall season - one of the key seasons in a year. To make the learning fun, we created this magnetic fall leaves craft for Hello Wonderful - perfect STEM project for fall.


The falling acorn, the squirrel grabbing it and then nibbling away it never fails to put a smile on my daughter's face. This is a squirrel and acorn fall craft made using a paper plate is a cute activity to do with magnets and at the same time learn about this interesting and ecological critical activity. We also have a free template for this craft.


This simple handprint apple tree craft is easy to make for kids. Leaves are made using old magazine papers. If you love to recycle stuff at home for craft projects, do check all of our recycled craft ideas.


This paper plate pumpkin craft is a fun emotions activity for preschoolers.


Black cats in mystical nights - What a fun black cat craft for Halloween! Love these stunning and magnificent black eyes with glowing eyes. Grab the free template to enjoy this craft with kids.


How pretty is this paper plate mandala craft for kids! This is easy to make for kids and make a lovely decoration idea.


Paper Plate Christmas Crafts


How fun is the paper plate Santa rocking on a sleigh! Kids will enjoy making their Santa and then playing with this DIY toy.


Paper Plate New Year Crafts


This rotating New Year Eve's paper plate craft is a fun way for kids to welcome the new year.


Paper Plate Valentine's Craft


Celebrate your child's love for the family, friends, and teachers by making this cute paper plate heart wheel. This is our guest post for RED TED Art's 30 days of love series. Grab the free printable on their website.




Paper Plate STEM Crafts

This paper plate calendar craft is such a fun way to introduce calendar to kids. Plus a great to elementary school kids relationship between date, day and month in a simple, playful manner.


Science becomes so much fun and easy when explained through the crafts.This solar eclipse craft made using a paper plate makes it super easy to explain the concept of eclipse to young kids.


We have a few more ideas made using paper plate for you to choose from.





If you have little football fan at home or classroom, this interactive paper plate football craft is super fun.


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