Paper plate and cup crafts for kids

Posted on August 6th, 2014

The kids will have loads of fun making these fun crafts and then playing with them afterwards.

Paper plate purse

What you’ll need:

  • 1 x paper plate
  • Pink paint
  • Ribbon
  • Small piece of felt
  • Button
  • Glue
  • Stapler

How to make it:

  1. Cut the paper plate in half and staple the two halves together.
  2. Paint both sides of the ‘purse’ pink and let it dry.
  3. Cut a small piece of ribbon and staple it to the ‘purse’ on both sides to create the strap.
  4. Glue the felt to the back of the purse for the flap. Make sure it’s big enough so it can fold over to close the purse.
  5. Glue the button on the front of the flap to hold it down.

Paper plate guitar

What you’ll need:

  • 3 x blue paper plates
  • Stapler
  • Spiderman or any other stickers
  • Rubber bands
  • Map pins and Prestik to cover the pins at the back so your tot doesn’t get hurt.
  • Black cardboard
  • Glue

How to make it:

  1. Staple the three blue paper plates together.
  2. Cut the rubber bands in half and stretch them over the paper plates for the guitar strings. Faster them at the back of the paper plates with map pins. Use the prestik on the ends of the pins to prevent your kids getting poked.
  3. Decorate the paper plates with stickers.
  4. Cut three pieces of black cardboard and stick them together.
  5. Paste them to the back of the paper plates.
  6. Voila, your little one can have loads of fun now.

Paper cup owl

What you’ll need:

  • 1 x paper cup
  • Grey felt
  • Glue
  • Googly eyes
  • Pink felt
  • Feathers
  • Black paint

How to make it:

  1. Paint the cup black and let it dry completely.
  2. Cut an oval and a heart shape from the grey felt for the owl’s head and belly.
  3. Cut a triangle of pink felt for the beak.
  4. Flip the cup upside down and glue the pieces in place.
  5. Cut small round circles from white paper and glue the googly eyes in the middle. Glue the eyes on the head.
  6. For the ears, fold triangles of grey felt in half and staple them to the head.
  7. Glue a couple of fluffy feathers all around the cup.


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