Looking for something creative to do with your kids, and think you’ve exhausted all the things that are not expensive and fun?
Think again — because paper plates are here to the rescue. There are so many fun, interesting things you can do with this super-cheap staple.
Let’s talk about fish — or more specifically jellyfish. For this, it takes just one plate cut in half and then another cheap staple that you likely have to lie around — cupcake liners. That and string (along with our directions) help create a super-fun jellyfish.
In fact, paper plates are great for all sorts of fish and animal crafting adventures. Foxes and puppies, as well as hedgehogs, can easily be made with a paper plate, giving kids the opportunity to colour and decorate them as they want to.
Want even more ideas to fill a day — or even a whole weekend? This graphic gives you some projects to get started on.
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It’s plain to see that a paper plate can be much more than just a convenient alternative to cutlery.
With the right equipment and supplies, plus a healthy dose of imagination, you can create almost anything with the little paper plate.
Gather the children, put on some old clothes, cover the furniture, follow the guidelines in this article and prepare to get messy as you turn simple everyday items into real works of art.
Be sure to supervise your children while they use cutting equipment, and guide them through the more intricate stages of the artwork.
You may be amazed at how you can transform a paper plate into something beautiful and artistic. Create animals, hanging pieces of art, masks, flowers, Christmas and birthday decorations, or gifts for a special occasion.
As well as providing your child with a constructive and enjoyable activity, paper plate art can be displayed in the house for everyone to see.
The resources you need are at your fingertips. Readily accessible items such as glue, paint, string, tape, pencils, markers and other household items are all that is needed to complete many of the projects listed above. Also, if you don’t have one or two listed items, improvise – it’s all part of the fun!
You could even build your little band or orchestra from the instruments you make with the paper plate and extend this creative activity by putting on your show, which is sure to stay in your child’s memory forever.
As well as feeding your child’s imagination, developing their fine motor skills and promoting creative fun. Paper plate craft can also be a valuable opportunity to spend quality time with your child in a shared experience, during which you solve problems and suggest ideas together, and grow even closer!