A roundup of 22 clever paper plate crafts for both kids and grown-ups.
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. I even made my own watermelon suncatchers. Here are 22 links to both kid and adult paper plate crafts. (This roundup was originally published in July 2013 and updated January 2019.)
- Gorgeous paper plate flowers from Muslin and Merlot.
- Find the how-tos for paper plate animals at Hello Wonderful.
- Vroom! Paper plate cars from Handmade Charlotte.
- Or check out these rainbow plate pockets.
- Very cool. Easy clock at Creative Jewish Mom.
- Ha! Some chickens at MollyMoo.
- Clever paper plate chalkboard wall at Running with a Glue Gun.
- Love this paper plate Bat-Man scene from Nontoy Gifts.
- Craft a paper plate loom at Krokotak.
- Amazing dragons from plates at Pink Stripey Socks.
- Or make paper flowers.
- Play ring toss at A Little Learning for Two.
- Keep a tidy desk with this plate organizer from Mollymoo.
- Try a mushroom house at Parents.
- Paper plate dream catchers from Red Ted Art.
- Or make a paper plate cloud.
- Find a photo guide to make paper plate stands at Pysselbolaget.
- Handy dandy, budget-friendly paper plate baskets at Sarah Hearts.
- What’s that up in the sky? Paper plate flying saucers at Crafts by Amanda.
- Plates become fruit over at Crafts by Amanda.
- Make wall art at Scrumdilly-do!.
- Cute paper plate fish from Easy Peasy and Fun.