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The good old paper plate is such a versatile item and lends itself so well to super simple yet effective crafting. You probably know by now that when it comes to crafting, for me it’s the easier the better! And also the more colourful the better! So here is my round-up of the best easy yet colourful paper plate craft ideas for kids!

1. Paper plate rainbow

colourful paper plate rainbow craft idea

Well I had to start with a rainbow didn’t I! This paper plate rainbow craft from Messy Little Monster is so cute πŸ™‚

2. Paper plate parrot

colourful paper plate parrot craft idea

How adorable is this paper plate parrot from Artsy Craftsy Mom πŸ™‚

3. Paper plate fish

paper plate fish craft

I love this paper plate fish from Easy Peasy And Fun – so colourful! πŸ™‚

4. Paper plate flower

paper plate spring flower craft

These paper plate flowers from Arty Crafty Kids are made using scrunched up tissue paper. They look fab πŸ™‚

5. Paper plate sun

paper plate sun

This paper plate sun from Good To Know looks so easy to make yet so effective πŸ™‚

6. Paper plate tambourine

paper plate tambourine

I love this paper plate tambourine craft idea from Kids’ Craft Room – I bet it would be so popular with kids πŸ™‚

7. Paper plate snail

rainbow snail craft

This paper plate snail from Attachment Mummy is so cute and colourful πŸ™‚

8. Paper plate dragon

paper plate dragon

How clever are these paper plate dragons from Pink Stripey Socks? πŸ™‚

9. Paper plate Rangoli craft

Rangoli paper plate craft

Have a go at making these beautiful paper plate Rangoli patterns from Red Ted Art πŸ™‚

10. Paper plate owl

paper plate owl

This Valentine’s Day paper plate owl craft from Artsy Momma is so sweet πŸ™‚

11. Paper plate butterfly

paper plate butterfly

I love this cute and colourful paper plate butterfly from I Heart Crafty Things πŸ™‚

12. Paper plate fish bowl

paper plate fish bowl

This paper plate fish bowl from Doodle And Stitch looks awesome! πŸ™‚

13. Paper plate turtle

paper plate turtle

This paper plate turtle from Fireflies And Mudpies is so super colourful πŸ™‚

14. Paper plate unicorn

paper plate unicorn

Well obviously I LOVE this idea from Natural Beach Living – a rainbow paper plate unicorn, amazing!

15. Paper plate crown

paper plate crown

This colourful paper plate crown from First Palette looks so great πŸ™‚

16. Paper plate fruit

fruit craft

Make some paper plate fruit from Crafts By Amanda πŸ™‚

17. Paper plate dream catcher


I love these paper plate dreamcatchers inspired by the BFG from The Suburban Mom πŸ™‚

18. Paper plate turkey

turkey craft

This paper plate turkey craft idea from Hello Wonderful is so bright and cheery πŸ™‚

19. Paper plate stained glass craft

stained glass craft

Love this paper plate stained glass craft idea from A Little Pinch Of Perfect πŸ™‚

20. Paper plate hedgehog

paper plate hedgehog

These paper plate hedgehogs from Arty Crafty Kids are really cute and look amazing πŸ™‚

21. Paper plate peacock

peacock craft

How cute is this paper plate peacock from I Heart Crafty Things? πŸ™‚

22. Paper plate jellyfish

jellyfish craft

Love these colourful paper plate jellyfish from Arty Crafty Kids πŸ™‚

23. Paper plate monsters

paper plate monsters

Omg these paper plate monsters from Super Simple are amazing! πŸ™‚

24. Paper plate Minions

Minions craft

The twiglets would love these paper plate Minions from Gluesticks Gumdrops πŸ™‚

25. Paper plate ladybird

ladybird craft

Try this cute paper plate ladybird from Six Clever Sisters πŸ™‚

Thanks so much for reading my round-up of the best colourful paper plate craft ideas! I really hope you enjoyed it and good luck if you make any of them with your kids at home πŸ™‚

Til next time,

Hannah xx

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  1. This is a really good rainy day activity to try. Will need to buy some paper plates though as I don’t have any but I’m sure it will keep him occupied for a wee while. I love the Jellyfish one with the ribbon tentacles.

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      Thank you so much – yes I like the jellyfish too! πŸ™‚ x

  2. Oh they look so much fun.
    My favourite is the fish. I love the scales on it, they look so good.

    • Reply

      Yes I’ve just bought some more as we’d run out! So versatile haha! x

    • Reply

      Haha I am a big fan of colourful things πŸ˜€ (you may have noticed haha!) xx

  3. These are amazing! I love the hedgehogs and ladybirds. I’m going to save this as an activity to do with my toddlers. And wait for the carnage! #KCACOLS

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      Haha it’s always carnage isn’t it! This is why I rarely did any crafting with mine when they were toddlers, least it’s slightly better now! x

  4. So many bright and colourful fun ideas! Definitely going to get some paper plates and get creative! Thanks for linking up with #stayclassymama

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      Yay enjoy πŸ™‚ xx

  5. We love all those paper craft ideas. So far we did lion, fist tank and today bee. My son would love to make everything in one day but I do not have enough patience with him:P

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      Ah amazing, so impressive! Haha that would be a lot in one day πŸ™‚ xx

  6. Oh gosh, these are all fab and I can’t choose which one I like best. Saving this for when I go back to work and our toddler group! #stayclassymama

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      Ah fab! Hope it’s useful πŸ™‚ xx

  7. These are fantastic so many great activities. I think we will try out the snail and the minion. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time

    • Reply

      I’m glad it was useful! Yes I definitely will πŸ™‚ xx

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    • Reply

      Ahh they are super cute πŸ™‚ x

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  10. What a brilliant selection of paper plate craft ideas. I’ve done quite a few of these with my girls, but always good to have more ideas for crafts to do with Sophie and Thomas. I think the unicorn particularly would go down well. #KidsandKreativity

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      Aww yes, we love a unicorn πŸ™‚ xx

  11. Some great ideas here, we love a paper plate craft! We have done paper plate ladybirds, bumble bees and a few others before, but this has given me lots of new ideas. Thanks for sharing and linking up with #KidsandKreativity hope to see you back next time.

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      Ooh awesome, yep love a paper plate haha πŸ™‚

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