20 Fun Paper Plate Craft Ideas Your Kids Will Love to Make

Paper plate crafts are always fun to make, especially with younger children who want to be artistic and creative.

You would be surprised at the number of different ways you can use paper plates and all of the fun crafts you can make with them.

Here are 20 fun paper plate crafts your kids will love to make.

Luckily, paper plates are pretty cheap so you can stock up on them now and use them for crafts later on down the road, or on a rainy day when the kids aren’t able to go outside.

If you are looking for some fun paper plate crafts that kids will love making, these crafts are fun, easy to do and will let your child be creative with making the designs.

Sea Turtle

These cute little turtles are made with green painted paper plates.

You can create the eyes with fun googly eyes and draw a face on Mr. Turtle if you’d like.


Want a magical craft your little unicorn fan will remember making always?

This unicorn paper plate craft is fun, easy and only takes a few supplies

Cute Snail

Kids will have fun decorating and creating these fun snail themed paper plate crafts.

You can use mini pom poms to decorate and create a fun snail.


This easy butterfly craft is a colourful and fun project kids will love making!

A great craft for spring and perfect for all ages, these cute little butterflies are created with paper plates and painted to create these beautiful butterflies.

Hot Air Balloon

These little hot air balloons are super cute, and the kids will love decorating them by painting flowers in the colors they choose.

Watermelon Fans

Perfect for a hot summer day, these paper plate fans are painted to look like watermelons.

Using a popsicle stick for the handle, kids can use the fans to cool themselves during the summer.

Minnie and Mickey Mouse

Disney fans will love creating this Mickey and Minnie mouse paper plate craft, complete with free printable template.

There’s nothing better than Mickey and Minnie and these paper plate crafts are an easy and affordable way to keep kids entertained.

Koala Bear

These cute little koala bears are fun and easy to make.

You can create your own koala scene with colorful construction paper and other craft supplies you have around the house.

Star Wars BB8

This fun Star Wars craft is perfect for kids to make and play with.

The free printable means you can get all his features just right.  We love the pretty orange colour!

3D Dog Masks

Create these adorable puppy dog masks with your extra paper plates.

You can use your favourite colours and even create your own spot the dog mask.


Nothing scary about this fun snake craft.

With its googly eyes and creative spots, this snake is nothing short of cute.

Handprint Sun

Perfect for spring and summer, this craft turns a simple paper plate into a fun cool sun with painted on sunglasses.


Younger kids will love to decorate and create this fun caterpillar shape paper plate craft.

You can use mini pom poms to decorate and create a fun caterpillar.

Hatching Chick

This paper plate craft creates a fun hatching chick craft that kids will love.

Perfect for Easter, the kiddos will love putting this craft together.


This cheery grow a sunflower paper plate craft is a great project to do with kids.

This craft would tie in well with plant or garden lessons or even a kid made gift.

Chinese Animals

Pandas, Golden Monkeys and Leopards... oh my!

Make these adorable, elusive animals found in the wild.

Sing! Movie Masks

All your favorites from the movie Sing come to life with this cute paper plate mask craft.

Build a Koala, Pig and Elephant.

Flying Unicorn

Have fun making a flying unicorn with this cute paper plate craft!

Includes a free template to use.

Pastel Vase

Paint a paper plate and turn it into a colorful paper vase!

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