Safety comes first, always supervise children when crafting and ensure you read all safety information on any equipment and resources you use. Please note that this post may include affiliate links, this means that if you make a purchase through the links provided I may make a small commission at no extra cost to you. This helps me keep this blog up and running.

Paper Plate dolphin craft for kids

How sweet is this dolphin craft? The kids have been extra busy this week making more paper plate animals to decorate their bedroom wall. Today we wanted to do something simple and easy that would suit my youngest and this little paper plate dolphin was just perfect!

Here’s what we used

  • Paper plate
  • Blue paint and paintbrush
  • Coloured paper
  • Black marker
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How to make a paper plate dolphin

Take your paper plate and coat it in the blue paint before popping it aside to dry.

Cut the paper plate in half and pop one half aside. Take the other half and cut it in half to make two quarter slices. Cut one of the quarters in half and dispose of one of the sections so that you have the same shapes left as shown in the photo.

Glue the quarter triangle down on to the corner of the half paper plate to make the tail. Then take the small triangle and glue it on the back of the half paper plate to make the fin.

Paper plate dolphin craft for kids

Add an eye and a mouth and the super cute paper plate dolphin is finished! So sweet and simple – great for preschoolers!

Here are some more crafts that you might enjoy

Paper plate humpback whale

Rocking paper plate ship

Paper plate orca

Why not follow me on Pinterest for more arty inspiration?

Latest posts

Paper plate umbrella craft

I just love this adorable paper plate umbrella craft. With all the wet and windy weather that we've been having...
Read More

Hatching dinosaur egg craft

How adorable is this baby triceratops? My son is mad about all things dinosaur and he just loved making and...
Read More

Easy snowman sweet jars

Handmade gifts are a great way to show someone special a little bit of love. These super cute snowman sweet...
Read More

Pom pom reindeer ornament

This super cute pom pom reindeer ornament is so simple to make and looks adorable too! it's never too early...
Read More

Paper plate sheep craft

How adorable is this fluffy little paper plate sheep craft? It's so easy and cheap to make and is great...
Read More

Haunted house shape collage

This 'pick n mix' kind of craft where you just pop everything in the middle and the kids go wild...
Read More

Easy handmade reindeer Christmas cards

This year we're making it our mission to make sure all of our Christmas cards are handmade for that extra...
Read More

Toilet roll ghosts

Spooky season is well under way in our house, we haven't sorted out our costumes yet but we've been super...
Read More

Tp roll Halloween bats

Tomorrow is the first of October and that means it's officially the start of spooky season! We can't wait to...
Read More

Cupcake liner christmas cards

Yes, I know its not even October yet but it's never to early to start thinking about Christmas! We actually...
Read More
Sharing is caring!