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46 More Creative Paper Plate Craft Ideas

Loraine loves arts and crafts and used to volunteer at an elementary art class. She loves sharing fun and easy craft tutorials.

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Paper plates are one of the least expensive supplies used in kids' crafts.

I searched the Internet to find outstanding paper plate crafts. I think you will be pleased that only projects which have a photo, instructions, and patterns are included in this article.

Find the directions for the project shown above, "Baby Bird Nest," at the Parents site.

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1. Colorful Turkey

It doesn't matter whether you use dessert plates, luncheon plates or dinner plates, any of them will work when making this turkey project. A great paper plate Thanksgiving activity for the little kids. The instructions can be found at Activities for Kids.

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2. Charming Valentine Owl

Use paper plates, paint and scrapbook paper to make this super cute owl. The tutorial is found at Artsy Momma.

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3. Chickens

This paper plate craft will be fun for the kids and for the senior crafters. Find the directions at Mollymoo Crafts.

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4. Popcorn Tree

Now this looks like a fun and tasty project for the little ones. I'm sure you'll need at least twice as much popcorn as the trees can hold, so there's plenty to snack on also. You'll find this project at Krokotak.

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5. Oriental Fans

Decorating a fan, made using a paper plate for the fan, looks like a lot of fun and educational as well. To do this craft, go to Arteascuola to find the tutorial.

6. Spiders

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7. Easter Hat

Better start planning a Spring tea party with the little girls. Have making these hats part of the party. Go to Mama Jenn for the information you need to make it.

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8. Sparkly Dinosaurs

All the little dinosaur lovers will delight in this paper plate craft. You'll find the instructions for making the dinosaurs is found at The Craft Train.

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9. Baseball Clock

The children will have fun learning about telling time with this teacher's resource. Everyone can make their own clock using the directions at Learning Ideas – Grades K-8.

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10. Beautiful Peacock

Get out the sequins and glue and make a beautiful peacock. A great activity for the kids that will take a bit of time for them to finish. Find this excellent paper plate project at I {heart} Crafty Things.

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11. Black Cat

I love the looks of this modern looking cat. Make Halloween decorations using this idea and the instructions shown at Crafts by Amanda.

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12. Happy Feet Penguin

Make these little penguins after watching the movie, "Happy Feet." What's not to love about cute penguins? Find the instructions at Crafts Jr.

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13. Celestial Angel

Make lots of angels to help celebrate the Christmas season or just to enjoy making angels. Activity Village is where to find the directions.

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14. Birdie in a Nest

These look a little more like baby chicks, so I think this would be a great Easter project. Go to A Little Pinch of Perfect for the instructions.

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15. Holy Spirit Dove

This is an outstanding project to use in a christian lesson about the Holy Spirit. Go to Catholic Icing for the directions.

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16. Colorful Snail

Preschool Crafts For Kids has the directions for making this colorful snail. The little ones will love making this snail.

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17. Valentine Bag

The children can keep all the Valentines they receive in this Valentine bag. Crafty Morning shows how to make it.

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18. Scarecrow With Felt

This scarecrow uses felt and textured paper in the directions that you'll find at No Time For Flash Cards.

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19. Spider in a Web

You'll find the directions for this project at Mom Endeavors. Even the littlest kids will be able to make these hand print spiders in a web.

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20. Puppets and Pals

Crayola has a really nice project using paper plates and also including instructions for making puppets and pals on their site. This would be a great classroom project having the students make their own faces or that of a pal.

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21. Meet the Animals

Use this great craft project to make puppets or face masks. Or maybe you need an idea for a bulletin board display. How about a zoo theme? You'll find the instructions for this cute craft at Firstpallette.

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22. Party Animals

Kids love parties and parents love to give them parties that they will remember forever. This party animal paper plate project will certainly make a party to remember. Go to the Kix site for the instructions to make these party animals.

23. Paper Plate Snow Globe

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24. Football Player

The boys will be especially interested in making a football player. They can make their favorite team player by changing the helmet color. Go to DLTK to find the directions.

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25. Turkey

Have the kids make turkeys to celebrate Thanksgiving. You'll find the instructions at Unkrafty.

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26. Frisbees

After decorating and making a Frisbee, the kids can play a game with them. Crafts by Amanda shows you how to make a Frisbee using paper plates.