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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. Why wait!… Have more details of 8 imag­i­na­tive paper plate crafts for kids and visit:  https://www.quill.com/blog/lifestyle/8‑paper-plate-crafts-for-kids.html  

Last but not least!

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!

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