17 Paper Plate Crafts

Hooray for paper plates!

That wonderful, inexpensive and surprisingly versatile craft medium for kids! It took us a while to fall in love with paper plates for crafting (we do still rather adore a TP Roll Craft), but eventually we did see the light – Paper Plates are simply fabulous for kids to get crafty with and is particularly great for preschoolers. Preschoolers love to slap on a bit of paint and create. So we have brought together 15 wonderful Paper Plate crafts for you to check out with your kids. They are bright, they are colourful and they are fun! I have grouped the paper plate crafts for you too – there are paper plate bags, paper plate masks, paper plate “play things” and paper plate decorations! Browse, enjoy and get crafty!

15 Fun Paper Plate Crafts for Kids

Paper Plate Bags & Purses

1 Easy Summer Paper Plate Crafts- Mask and Doughnut and Watermelon Purse

Here are some super cute Summer Paper Plate ideas. I simply adore the originality of the Swimmer’s Mask! And how bright and cheerful the purses are!

Paper Plate Umbrella May Day Gift

Such a sweet and whimiscal May Day Umbrella Purse. It looks so very pretty with the Spring Flowers.

Bunny paper Plate Purse

We have long been a fan of Bunny Purses! Here is one such example.

Easter Baskets Paper Plates

These make cute little Easter Baskets – but decorate them differently and they would look great for Mother’s Day too!

Paper Plate Masks & Crowns

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We have been fans of these Paper Plate Crowns for a looong time!

paper plate Lion Mask

Bright and cheerful – a wonderful Lion Paper Plate Mask

Sheep Craft - Paper Plate Mask

These Sheep Masks only need ONE paper plate each to be made.. a clever bit of cutting

easter crafts bunny mask

Similarly, this Paper Plate Bunny is just too clever

Paper Plate “Play Things”


We love a paper plate toy – you can make this Incy Wincy Spider really climb! Add a bit of Mechanical Science to your craft!


3D Paper Plate Whale – too cute!

Paper Plate Crafts

Super fun Paper Plate Mazes – aren’t these clever?



Adorable and simple Spaceship Craft for Preschoolers.


Paper Plate Fruit

Paper Plate Dinosaurs (free printable)

Love the fun prints on these adorable Dinosaurs. This activity comes with a free printable too!

Paper Plate Crafts (Other)


Paper Plate Weaving (Flower Decoration)


Paper Plate Tropical Fish


Finally, we have these “stand up” Paper Plate Snowmen Cards – love this idea!

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