For my kids homeschooling this week we’re learning about the rainforest so a rainforest animal craft seemed like a pretty obvious choice and this paper plate snake was an easy idea that I knew they’d both be able to make and enjoy despite the difference in their ages. Paper plate snakes are a bit of a classic craft and I’m not sure who came up with them originally but there are lots of variations on the theme, we’ve made toilet roll snakes before when my son was in preschool. This snake craft uses pom poms for a simple painting technique that both my kids genuinely really enjoyed….
Paper Plate Crafts
There’s so many paper plate chick crafts out there but I do think this one is super cute! I’ve also tried to make it (hopefully) a little less messy than a normal painting craft because… well because sometimes we like a change from grabbing a paintbrush and sometimes I need a break from ALL the mess. A bit of mess I can cope with but not all of it! Anyway this is a really easy and simple craft that’s good for Easter or just as a spring craft. You could use it as a farm animal craft too!
This paper plate bee craft is super easy to make and is a great one for Spring, Summer or Earth Day. Using torn and recycled paper is also a great way to use up leftover craft supplies that you might have at home already.
Remember when you were a kid and you were a bit scared of bee’s? Me too and now I’m a grown up and I know how essential they are for our planet I’m like ‘Oh hello bee, what can I do for you? Doesn’t this flower look nice, can I get you a drink or something?’ How times change eh?! Bee crafts are really popular in our house and as well as this craft I’ll also be sharing details of some free bee templates with you.
I have to admit that I’m not the biggest fan of winter and I love how cheerful everything seems in spring. These paper plate crafts for spring seem to show that too with easy, cheerful crafts to help put a smile on your face. I love paper plate crafts as they’re so easy, simple and cheap to make – perfect whether you’re crafting with a class full of kids or just as a cheap craft supply that you can keep in the cupboard when you need it. Today I’m sharing my favourite spring paper plate crafts and there’s tons of gorgeous ideas listed so I’m sure you’ll find loads that you and the kids will love as much as I do.
As I’m writing this I can see a tree covered in blossom at the end of my garden so sharing this paper plate spring tree craft seems really appropriate! This sweet craft with its tissue paper cherry blossom is really easy to make and makes a great spring craft for kids.
This craft is part of a set with our autumn paper plate tree and our paper plate winter tree craft – the summer one will be here when the weather warms up a little – so do check those out too for more ideas if you’re thinking of making some four seasons crafts….