We love making stuff but this time of the year I’m unsurprisingly not that keen on spending loads of money on new craft materials – Christmas paper plate crafts seem like the perfect answer to me! We inevitably always seem to have a few paper plates lying around or they’re great if you need something for a group of children to make.
There’s loads of different paper plate Christmas craft ideas too – from the traditional Santa crafts (because you can’t have a Christmas crafts round up with out Santa) to snowmen, elves, Christmas tree and even a Christmas unicorn. There’s loads of ideas here so it’s worth taking a good look through or letting your kids look at the collages to pick a couple that they’d like to try.
I’ve included paper plate crafts for all ages from toddlers and preschoolers to school age kids and umm.. even some I quite fancy making so hopefully there should be something for everyone.
If you do like the Christmas paper plate crafts that I’m sharing today then be sure to bookmark this page or pin an image so that you’ve got these ideas to hand when you need them. You’ll also find more ideas for Christmas crafts for kids at the end of this post.
Christmas Paper Plate Crafts
I love this movable penguins paper plate craft – the little dancing penguins remind me of the film Happy Feet!
This Christmas wreath craft is a great little craft for younger kids and uses a fun material to decorate the wreath.
This paper plate Santa from Arty Craft Kids has such a gorgeous beard!
I love this paper plate Christmas tree craft from Non-Toy Gifts which would be a great way to practice fine motor skills too.
Of course you can’t mention Christmas without Santa and this Santa paper plate twirler makes a great decoration to hang up too.
I Heart Crafty Things has a very cute paper plate elf craft.
We won’t get snow for Christmas but I love the idea of it, these paper plate snowflakes are great for kids to decorate as they can hold so much paint and glue.
Make a paper plate snowman twirler to hang up and play with.
We love our spinning Christmas paper plate crafts and this Christmas tree one from Red Ted Art is fantastic.
Make a cute rocking paper plate Santa like this one from Easy Peasy and Fun.
Make a paper plate reindeer to pull Santa’s sleigh following this tutorial from Crafty Morning.
This paper plate Christmas unicorn with it’s glittery horn was a favourite with my daughter.
I Heart Crafty Things paper plate snowflake art is absolutely beautiful and definitely one to display!
This paper plate robin is super cute!
This paper plate snowman craft has a little snowman that you can make move.
Arty Crafty Kids shares how to make a 3D Christmas tree out of a paper plate.
My kids loved making these paper plate polar bears.
Buggy and Buddy’s paper plate Nutcracker craft is perfect for Christmas.
Make a pretty paper plate snowflake wreath for Christmas.
My Bored Toddler’s paper plate snowman is a great craft for younger kids to make.
More Christmas Crafts for Kids
These scrunched paper Christmas trees are a great Christmas craft for younger kids.
These Christmas painted rock ideas are great if you love hiding rocks or you can use them as story stones.
Make a simple snowman Christmas card that would be lovely to send to friends or family.