Paper plate pig

Paper plate pig

paper plate pig craft for kids

We recently visited a local play farm and the kids had the most amazing day playing there and learning about the different animals and their needs. We’ve been making a lot of animal crafts recently but we noticed we hadn’t really made any farmyard ones. Their favorite animals at the farm were the giant pigs so we decided to make something piggy first and this wiggly paper plate pig craft is just so adorable!

Here’s what we used

  • Paper plate
  • Pink paint and paintbrush
  • Pink card
  • Googly eyes
  • Black marker
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How to make a paper plate pig

Take the paper plate and paint it pink before popping it aside to dry.

Cut out a large pink circle for the pig’s head. Cut out two pink triangular ears and two smaller inner ears. Glue them together and then onto the top of the pig’s head.

Cut out a large oval for the pigs snout and glue it down centrally on the circle. Add two small oval nostrils, a semi circle mouth and two small round eyes.

To give the pig it’s fun little wobble, Cut out two long thin strips of paper and glue them together at a right angle. Take turns folding the strips one over the other and glue together at the end to make a spring.

Glue one end of the spring to the centre of the paper plate and the other to the back of the pig’s head.

paper plate pig craft for kids

Cut out two rectangle legs and two black square trotters. Glue a trotter at one end of each leg and then glue the other end of each leg onto the back of the paper plate.

paper plate pig craft for kids

Take a pipe cleaner and wrap it around a pencil to make a curly tail. Glue or tape the tail in place and once dry the paper plate pig is finished!

Paper plate Halloween ghosts

Paper plate Halloween ghosts

Paper plate halloween ghost craft for kids

Can you believe that we are almost half way through August? it feels like only a blink ago that we were celebrating Christmas and now we have our sights set on one of our favourite times of year; Halloween! Halloween is always so much fun and we just love to decorate the house ready for trick or treaters to pay a visit. We had a great time making these little paper plate Halloween ghosts and cant wait to hang them up in our conservatory when October hits!

Here’s what we used

  • Paper plate
  • White card
  • Black paper
  • White crepe paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How to make our paper plate Halloween ghosts

Take the paper plate and cut a wavy line around 2cm from the bottom.

Cut out two mitten shaped hands from the card and glue one on either side of the ghost’s paper plate body.

Cut out two large eyes and a mouth then glue it onto the ghost.

Paper plate halloween ghost craft for kids

Cut out several long strands of white crepe paper and glue them onto the back of the paper plate along the wavy edge. Optionally add some string for hanging and the paper plate ghost is finished!

Paper plate mouse

Paper plate mouse

finished paper plate mouse craft for kids

We had so much fun making this adorable paper plate mouse craft! They were easy enough for my little boy to make by himself and my toddler enjoyed making these with a grownup. I love a sweet and simple craft idea that can be adjusted so that both of my children can join in and this little craft was perfect!

Here’s what we used

  • Paper plates
  • Colored paint and paintbrush
  • Pom Pom
  • Pipe cleaner
  • Googly eye
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How to make a paper plate Mouse

Take the paper plate and coat it in the colored paint before putting it aside to dry.

Cut out two equal circles to make the ears, glue one to the front and one slightly further forward on the back. Glue down a Googly eye and a pom pom for the nose.

finished paper plate mouse craft for kids

Cut out three thin strips of paper for the whiskers and glue them down in a triangular shape. Then take the pipe cleaner and twist it around a pencil leaving a small length at one end straight. Use this length to glue the pipe cleaner tail on the inside of the paper plate. once dry your paper plate mouse is finished!

Paper plate Rainbow fish

Paper plate Rainbow fish

paper plate rainbow fish craft for kids

How fun are these paper plate rainbow fish? We had so much fun making these to add my kid’s animal wall! Both my children love watching ocean documentaries and learning about the various creatures big and small that live under the sea. Whales are usually the favourite but recently my son’s grandfather was given an old 3D tv and my little guy loves to watch the different coloured fish swimming around in front of him. So inspired by that we decided to create our own Rainbow coloured fish and we just love them!

Here’s what we used

  • Paper plates
  • Tissue Paper
  • Coloured paint and paintbrush
  • Wiggly eye
  • Pink paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How to make a paper plate rainbow fish

For each fish you will need one and a half paper plates. Coat these plates in the chosen colour paint and pop aside to dry.

Once dry take your half paper plate and cut in in half to create two triangles. Glue one triangle onto the back of the paper plate to make the tail. Then, take the other triangle and cut it in half downwards from the point to give you two smaller triangles. Glue one of these triangles on an angle at the top of the paper plate and one at the bottom to make the fins.

Paper plate rainbow fish craft for kids

Cut out several tissue paper circles to make the scales and glue them over the back 2/3rds of the fish’s body

Paper Plate rainbow fish

Add a Wiggly eye and a cute heart shaped mouth and once dry the paper plate rainbow fish is finished!

Paper plate Rainbow fish Craft for kids pin
Paper plate dolphin craft

Paper plate dolphin craft

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!