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Walrus Paper Plate Craft for Kids

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What you will need: Two-10 1/4" paper plates, four-6 inch paper plates, two plastic spoons or straws, yarn, paint, scissors, hot melt glue and gun, black permanent marker.

How to make:

1. Glue two big plates together, top-to-top, for the body and two small plates together, top-to-top, for the head. Glue the head to the body.

2. To make the muzzle fold a small paper plate in half and then fold back the sides as shown in the diagram to the right. Glue the folded sides to the back of the plate. Push up the top, bottom part of the paper plate and glue it in place as shown in the diagram. Cut the scoop ends off two spoons and glue the spoons inside the muzzle for the tusks.

walrus diagram

3. Glue the muzzle to the head.

Walrus head

4. Cut a small paper plate in half and glue the halves to the body to make fins as shown in the picture.

5. Paint the paper plates and let them dry. Add eyes and yarn to make the whiskers. Use a black marker to draw the nose.

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Flat Cat Paper Plate Craft for Kids

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You can use this cute little cat to play a word game that teaches your children words that rhyme with "cat".  Children will love making their own flat cats to take home and help them learn to read. See the Educational Games Page for directions on how to make the game.

What you will need:

Two or three Styrofoam dinner plates or heavy duty paper plate for each cat, one small paper plate. You will have to do a lot less painiting if you start with orange plates.

Acrylic paint, glue or staples, large paper clip, and sticky note paper or plain paper

How to Make the Cat Paper Plate Craft:

1. Cut out legs, ears, and a tail from one paper plate or a Styrofoam tray. I cut the feet from around the rim of the paper plate so that they naturally bend down. Try not to have the feet and tail stick out too far.  This makes it harder to spin because the tail and legs keep bumping on things.

flat cat craft

2. Glue or staple the legs and tail to the top of one plate. 

3. Cover that paper plate with another paper plate to form the cats body. The plates should be glued or stapled top to top.

4. Fold the small plate in half to form the cats head.  Glue ears to the head at the fold.  Glue the head to the body. 

5. Paint the cat.

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He Makes Me Lie Down in Green Pastures Paper Plate Sheep Craft for Sunday School

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What you will need:

Two Dinner-sized Paper Plates (Heavy Duty is best, but the cheap ones will work)

One Snack Size Paper Plate

White Card Stock or Poster Board

Four 5-ounce Dixie Cups

Red and White Paint

Hot Melt Glue Gun or Stapler

School Glue

Black Markers

Cotton Balls

 

How to Make the Sheep Paper Plate Craft:

Paper cup legs

1. Make the four legs first. Cut the side seams (the part of the cup that has been glue together) out of the cup and then squeeze the sides together rolling the sides over each other and glue them together with a hot melt glue gun. If you don't have a glue gun, staple them together. You want to make the top part of the cup much smaller. Do this for all four legs. Make a crease on both sides of the legs at the top of the cups so that the seams are on the bottom. Cut about one inch down on each side and slide them onto a dinner sized paper plate that is set upright so that the seams of the legs are facing down. Glue or staple them to the plate.

2. Turn another dinner sized paper plate upside down and glue or staple it on top of the plate with the feet.

3.Paint the feet black and let them dry while you work on the head.

Paper cup legs

4. To make the head paint the top side of a snack sized paper plate pink for the mouth and let dry. Fold it in half when it is dry so that the pink is inside.

5. Cut out two ears from poster board and glue them to the back of the head.

6. Glue the head onto the body as shown in the picture.

7. Glue cotton balls all over the sheep's body.

8. Draw eyes on a piece of card stock, cut them out and glue them to the head. Draw in the nose and mouth.

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Polar Bear Crafts for Kids

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What you will need:

2 Styrofoam dinner plates

Styrofoam bowl

4 - 5 oz. Dixie Cups

1 - 9 oz. Styrofoam cup

White acrylic paint

Low Temperature Hot Melt Glue

Black Marker

 

How to Make the Paper Plate Polar Bear Craft:

Paper plate legs

1. Make the four legs first. Cut the top edge off the cups. Cut a line all the way down the side seam to the bottom of the cups. Roll the cups up so that they are smaller on the tops of the cups as shown in the picture. Cut off the parts of the cups that hang over. Glue the sides together with a low temphot melt glue gun. Squeeze the top of the cup together and glue closed.

If you don't have a glue gun, staple them together. Glue or staple the legs to the top of a paper plate. (Glue the front legs on as shown in the picture. Glue the back legs on the opposite way.)

paper cup bear

2. Paint the legs white. Use a black marker to draw on the footprints. Cut out a small tail and glue it to the plate.

3. Turn another dinner-sized paper plate upside down and glue or staple it on top of the plate with the feet and tail.

Paper plate legs

4. To make the head, cut two one-inch slits in the rim of the cup about 2 inches apart so that it fits onto the rim of the polar bear's body.

5. Cut ears from another Styrofoam cup and glue them to the head.

6. To finish, cut a circle in the top plate a little smaller than the rim of your bowl. Place the bowl inside the plates. You can glue it down or leave it so it can be removed.

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Tired Elephant Paper Plate Craft

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What you will need:

Two dinner-sized paper plates (heavy duty is best, but the cheap ones will work)

Three snack-size plates

Four 5-ounce Dixie cups

One toilet paper roll

Gray and red paint

Low temp. glue gun or stapler

White card stock

How to make:

Paper cup legs

1. Make the four legs first. Cut the side seams (the part of the cup that has been glue together) out of the cup and then squeeze the sides together rolling the sides over each other. Glue or staple the sides together. You want to make the top part of the cup much smaller. Do this for all four legs. Make a crease on both sides of the legs at the top so that the seams are on the bottom. Cut about one inch down on each side at the creases and slide them onto a dinner sized paper plate that is set upright so that the seams of the legs are facing down. Glue or staple them to the plate.

2. Make a tail for the elephant out of paper and glue it onto the same paper plate.

3. Turn another dinner sized paper plate upside down and glue it on top of the plate with the feet.

Paper cup legs

4. For the head, paint the top side of a snack sized paper plate pink for the mouth and let dry. Fold it in half when it is dry so that the pink is inside.

5. Flatten one side of the TP roll and cut 1/2" slits on both sides at the flatten end. Slide the TP roll onto one side of the folded snack sized paper plate at the slits to form the trunk. (See picture.) Glue them together.

6. Trace the Ear Pattern onto the top side of snack sized paper plates. Place the outside of the ear pattern at the edge of the plate. Turn the pattern over and do the same thing. You should have two ears that are opposite each other. Glue them onto the back of the head as shown in the picture.

7. Glue the head onto the body and paint the whole body. Let dry.

8. Draw eyes on a piece of card stock, cut them out, and glue them to the head. Draw in the nose and mouth.

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Paper Lighthouse Craft

Paper Plate Lighthouse Craft for Children

This lighthouse is made from poster board, paper and plastic cups, a paper plate, and a screw band from a Mason Jar (canning jar). It was painted with acrylic paint and small rocks were glued to the paper plate base.

What you will need:

White poster board,

One 9- oz Paper Cup

One 5-oz. juice/dessert Plastic Cup (It should be much wider at the top than at the bottom

One 6-oz. Juice/Dessert Plastic Cup (It should be pretty straight.)

Heavy-duty Paper Plate

Regular-size Screw Band from a Mason Jar (canning jar)

Acrylic Paint

Hot Melt Glue

Rocks

 

lighthouse pattern

How to Make the Paper Lighthouse Craft:

1. Cut the poster board to form the base of the lighthouse. On a piece of white poster board draw a quadrangle. To make the quadrangle draw a rectangle that is 13" wide and 12" high. Measure 3" in from the top on each side of the rectangle (as shown in the illustration). Draw lines from the 3" marks down to the bottom corners as shown in the picture. The top of your quadrangle should be 7" wide and the bottom should be 13" wide. Cut the quadrangle out. Glue the sides together to make a cone shape. Cut the bottom so that it sets on the table flat. (If you are going to add stripes, you may want to paint them on before you glue the sides together.) Glue the bottom of the base to the middle of a heavy duty paper plate.

2. To make the railing, cut 1" off the top of the 9 oz. paper cup. Discard the rest. Place the screw band and inside the paper cup top so that the rim of the screw band and the rim of the paper cup are both facing up. They should fit snugly together. Glue them together. Slide them down over the top of the lighthouse poster board base. Glue them in place.

3. To make the windows where the light comes through place the 6 oz. plastic cup upside down inside and on top of the screw band and lid and glue down.

4. To make the roof of the lighthouse, glue the 5 oz. plastic up upside down over the 6 oz. plastic cup.

5. To finish paint the lighthouse and base with acrylic paint. Glue on rocks to the base.

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Noah's Ark with Rainbow Paper Plate Craft for Sunday School

Noah's Ark with Rainbow for children

Just about all children have at least one beanie baby to put in this ark and hang  in their room. Thanks to Peggy Lewis for sending us this idea.

What you will need: 1 1/2  paper plates per ark, scissors, glue, paint of crayons

  How to make:

1. Before class cut one paper plate in half and use one half  to form the front of the ark. Save the other half to use as the front of another ark.

2. Cut a half a circle out of the top center half of the second paper plate leaving the rainbow shape at the top. 

3. Glue half paper plate onto the paper plate with the rainbow cut out so that a pocket is formed below the rainbow to form the ark.

Have the children paint the rainbow and ark.

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Paper Plate Starfish Craft for Kids

Paper Plate Starfish craft for kids

What you will need: 9 inch paper plates (2  per fish) glue, paint, beads

How to make:

1. Print out starfish patterns Pattern 1 and Pattern 2. Cut out the starfish pattern and trace the pattern onto the bottom side of a paper plate and cut it out. (You don't have to use a paper plate; you could just use card stock.)

2. Fold the solid lines on the pattern up and the dotted lines down as shown in the diagram.

Paper Plate Starfish Craft for Kids

3. Glue the folded starfish to a piece of card stock and let dry. Don't press the folded starfish flat against the card stock. When your glue is dry cut out around the legs to finish.

4. Glue on a string or magnet to hang up the fish.

5. Decorate with beads. We used plastic necklace beads and glued  them on so the holes where face up.

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Comments:

We loved the starfish activity in my 1st grade class. To save money I substituted cheerios for the beads. One box was enough for the whole class! A. Braswell, K/1 Looping Teacher

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