Paper Plate Crafts

paper plate crafts for preschoolers

You can turn paper plates into so many things. Let your imaginations run wild and make animals, pretend food, and other fun paper plate crafts. Add tissue paper, paint, or just draw with crayons and you can transform your paper plates into fun crafts.


Fox-make an adorable fox out of a paper plate and orange tissue paper.

Bird–create a rocking bird with a paper plate, crayons, and some feathers.

Flounder–fish craft made from tissue paper and a paper plate.

Goat–make a cute goat out of a paper plate, construction paper, and paint!

Hatching Chick Craft

Hatching Chick

Hedgehog–combines the cuteness of a hedgehog with a preschooler’s love of using scissors.

Snail–this snail is so cute and fun to make too! Draw a spiral around the plate and let your little on paint the snail’s paper plate shell.



Peppermint: a cute, winter handprint craft to make with your preschooler.


Watermelon–torn paper watermelon craft.


Paper Plate Rainbow Cloud Craft

Rainbow Cloud–Make a cute rainbow cloud craft out of a paper plate and crepe paper!


Shape Weaving

Paper Plate Winter Cap: make a cute winter cap with a paper plate, coffee filter, and watercolor paints.