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Wednesday Roundup: 22 clever things you can make with paper plates

paper plate crafts

I truly didn’t know that paper plates made such a great canvas for such creativity until I started searching for paper plate crafts. Paper plates abound in the summertime, and I’m always looking for something to keep my kiddo busy. But these gems are pretty grown-up friendly, too. I spotted these chickens at MollyMoo, and these fruit plates over at Crafts by Amanda, and I couldn’t be stopped. Here are 22 links to both kid and adult paper plate crafts.


1. Paper plates plus  T-shirts equals a cool wreath, at Folk.

2. Make flowers at Creative Jewish Mom.

3. Make button decor at Carosello.

4. Make sailboats at First Palette.

5. Fish! Lots of them. Make them at Made.

6. Make a mushroom house at Parents.

7. What’s that up in the sky? Make paper plate flying saucers at Crafts by Amanda.

8. Find a photo guide to make paper plate stands at Pysselbolaget.

9. Play ring toss at A Little Learning for Two.

10. Make chickens at MollyMoo.

11. Make Chinese dragon puppets at My Poppet.

12. Make artistic fans at arteascuola.

13. Make paper plate baskets at Sarah Hearts.

14. Make paper plates fancier at Martha Stewart.

15. Make jellyfish at Scrapbooks, Etc., by Lisa Storms.

16. Plates become fruit over at Crafts by Amanda.

17. Make ooooh flowers at Home Heart Craft.

18. Very cool. Make a clock at Creative Jewish Mom.

19. Make wall art at Spoonful.

20. Make a hat at Buzzmills.

21. Make a swan  at

22. Make wall art at Scrumdilly-do!.





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  1. Posted July 10, 2013 at 6:52 pm | Permalink

    I’m loving this post. I love paper crafts and there so many cool ideas, especially with the paper plates. Little Sailboats are so cute!

  2. Posted July 11, 2013 at 8:19 am | Permalink

    This is a fabulous round-up! Who knew?! I’m loving the buttons (#3)!!

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