The next time you are in the mood to make a cheap and easy craft project, why not make a craft using paper plates? I have many craft projects posted, for paper plates and also styrofoam and plastic plates.
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Advent Hand Print Wreath
Use a paper plate as the base for this Christmas wreath made from hand prints cut from green paper.
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Advent Santa Beard
Follow these instructions, and you can make Santa's face on a paper plate. His beard is the advent calendar part of this craft, and that is made using paper rings.
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Bat Treat Cup
This cute little bat is made out of a tin can, and he has wings made out of a paper plate.
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A paper plate, folded in half, is the perfect body for this cute little bunny. Make sure you leave an opening in the top to put Easter treats into.Continue to 5 of 30 below.
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Follow these directions and learn how to construct a butterfly using a paper plate as the wings and a cardboard roll as the body.
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CD Daisy Puppet
This craft not only recycles a paper plate, but it also calls for recycling an orphaned sock and an unwanted CD.
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Use half a paper plate as the base for creating this rainbow out of colorful cereal. I used fruity loops, but you can use any kinds of colorful cereal.
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Construct a clock out of a paper plate, and you can help your kids learn how to tell time.Continue to 9 of 30 below.
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Cut a hole in the center of a paper plate and then decorate it to look like an elephant's face. When you are ready to play with this puppet, simply slip your arm into the hole to be the trunk.
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This project sheet shows you how to create a fish bowl picture using a paper plate. You can fill your fish bowl with craft foam fish, seaweed made from thick yarn, and even small pebbles.
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Use your imagination and two paper plates to make a colorful flying saucer.
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This turkey is so easy to make using a paper plate as the body, paper hand prints as tail feathers, and a tracing of a shoe as the neck and face.Continue to 13 of 30 below.
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To make this unique craft, draw a football player face on one paper plate and cut a football helmet face mask out of another.
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This tutorial takes you step-by-step through the process of making a cute frog out of a couple of paper plates, some paper, and 2 pom-poms.
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God Made... Mobile Craft
A visitor named Helen shared the directions for how she made a mobile using a paper plate.
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Hand Print Sun
Paint a paper plate so it looks like a happy sun face and then make the rays using hand prints.Continue to 17 of 30 below.
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Hand Print Wall Hanging
Use a sturdy paper plate as a base for a hand print and then decorate it to make a unique wall hanging.
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Happy Earth Craft
Paint a paper plate so it looks like the planet Earth. I prefer a happy Earth, but you can make a sad face if you prefer.
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Follow these instructions and discover how easy it is to create a heart-shaped pocket using a few paper plates and some paint.
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Helping Hands Craft
A visitor named Cindy explains how her church group made these projects using paper plates and colorful hand prints.Continue to 21 of 30 below.
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Learn how to make an adorable lamb using a paper plate, several cotton balls, and a few other craft supplies.
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Lion's Face Craft
By cutting fringe into the edge of a painted paper plate, you can easily create the lion's mane.
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Paper Plate Bird
Here is another craft you can make using a folded paper plate. Decorate it with bright paint and feathers to make this cute bird.
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Paper Plate Embellishments
Can you believe these flowers were made using the rim of a paper plate?Continue to 25 of 30 below.
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Cut a face mask shape out of a paper plate and then decorate it to suit your mood or the theme of the party you are going to.
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Every member of the family will have fun making a turkey using a paper plate and scraps of construction paper.
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This projects sheet explains how you can use a paper plate to make a rainbow that leads to a pot of gold.
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Spaghetti and Meatball Hat
You might not understand why anyone would want to wear a plate of spaghetti on their head, but this craft was made to go along with the Cloudy Wit a Chance of Meatballs book and movie.Continue to 29 of 30 below.
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Spiral Snake Paper Plate
This project sheet teaches you how to cut a paper plate to look like a fancy, spiral snake.
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If you love watermelon, you will love making this fun watermelon picture using real watermelon seeds.