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15 Paper Plate Crafts for Kids

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I know everything is hecka expensive right now and paper plates can make a dirt cheap activity for daycare. So check out these 15 paper plate crafts for kids.

a collage of fun crafts made out of paper plates

These BB8 Paper Plate Crafts are perfect for Star Wars fans! It comes together with basic supplies and includes a free printable template to make it easy for all skill levels.

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These Paper Plate Fruit Fans are the perfect way to beat the summer heat with a craft that kids of all ages can enjoy!

This Alien Spaceship Craft is so cute it is practically out of this world! It all starts with a little imagination and a paper plate.

These cute little Mermaid Twirlers are nothing short of adorable and they are bound to make a splash during craft time!

This Yellow Submarine craft is so creative and gives kids an ocean view like they were diving in a submarine!

This Paper Plate Sunshine Craft is the perfect craft for a rainy day! It is bright, and colorful and spreads cheer to all who see it!

Kids who love outer space will be over the moon for these easy Space Themed Plates that prove that the sky’s the limit to their creativity!

Paper plate fish craft

Pair storytime with a colorful and engaging craft! This Rainbow Fish Craft is perfect for preschoolers! (And we LOVE this book!)

This introduction to weaving makes great paper plate crafts! This Paper Plate Woven Bowls idea is a great craft to make and share with someone special!

a paper plate rainbow with cotton ball clouds

This Rainbow Mickey Mouse Craft is so colorful and cute! Kids are sure to be all cheers for this craft with Mickey Ears!

Paper plate animals

This Paper Plate Monkey is so cute you might go bananas for it! Kids of all ages will love to make their own monkeys!

This cute and easy craft will slither into your heart! Kids will love making these Paper Plate Snakes!

These Paper Plate Animal Masks are so much fun for little kids! They can make a craft and then engage in dramatic play for a really great afternoon!

animal masks made of paper plates

This is a visually stunning craft that is perfectly paired with an Eric Carle story! (and who doesn’t love Eric Carle?) Save this idea for a rainy day activity for kids of all ages. Eric Carle Inspired Cats

These are perfect for kids! A Snow Globe they can handle with no fear of breaking it, and they are adorable too!

Maybe one of these will fit into your special day or holiday celebrations at your home daycare too!

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  1. When I had my home daycare we often had so much fun with paper plates!
    Your post is a great resource for anyone looking for ways to be creative and frugal 🙂