No matter what time of year it is or what shape or theme you’re crafting, paper plate based DIY projects are a kids’ craft classic! It’s just so amusing to realize just how many hundreds of things you can really transform those plates into, and our kids love trying out as many as possible because the concepts are always simple enough that they can do it all on their own and feel proud at the end. Holiday themed projects are no exception!
Just in case your family loves the idea of making Christmassy paper plate crafts just as much as ours does, if not more, here are 15 of the best ideas, designs, and tutorials we’ve bookmarked this year to try with the kids over the holidays!
1. Paper plate cone Christmas trees
No one ever said you have to keep the plate flat if you’re going to craft with it, right? That’s why we loved this cute little Christmas tree idea from Easy Peasy and Fun so much! They show you how to cut a slit, twirl the plate into a cone, and paint it before decorating it with pom poms and yarn.
2. Ribbon laced and layered paper plate tree
Are your kids a little bit older and starting to show interest in things that require a little more dexterity? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how iHeart Crafty Things made this cute layered tree that involves a little bit of lacing technique using Christmas coloured ribbon to look like garland!
3. Paper plate peppermints
We love this adorable winter peppermint paper plate craft because rather than just painting the plate to look the part, Design Dazzle actually shows you how to wrap it in plastic wrap like a real candy and tie it at each end with ribbon! Our kids had a blast with the multi-media aspect of this craft because they loved the crinkling sounds the plastic makes.
4. Shredded paper plate snowman
Is texture actually a really important thing to you when it comes to crafting with your kids because you love the idea of creating sensory play and experience for them in order to help them learn? Then here’s another awesome concept we think you’ll all get along well with! Check out how Housing a Forest attached two paper plates like a snowman and covered them in shredded paper to look like snow.