Today has been yet another rainy kind of day so I thought it would be a good idea to drag the kids away from the tv and do a bit of crafting. I love paper plate crafts as they’re so cheap and easy to do – you can normally get a pack of paper plates for a pound meaning that it doesn’t matter if things don’t go exactly to plan. We’ve been taking a lot of walks in the wood recently watching the season start to change so I thought it would be fun to make some woodland animals, this here is our paper plate badger and you can also check out our paper plate fox!
paper plate crafts
As we live near the seaside we love making sea crafts for kids, they’re a great way to remember fun had at the beach when you can’t be there yourself! My one and four year olds made these fun paper plate crabs so they make great crafts for toddlers and are not only cute but a great way to help with fine motor skills.
Last week we had the most fun making a new addition to my son’s dressing up collection. At four he is totally superhero obsessed and while Batman is his favourite he did for this decide that he would be ‘Batman-Captain America’! This Captain America shield DIY is super simple and is a great craft that you can make together with your kids.
At the beginning of autumn we made a paper plate wreath which we decorated with real leaves which we really enjoyed doing. To celebrate Christmas, or more importantly, the fact that I’ve got a stack of paper plates, I thought we could try to make a paper plate Christmas wreath. I’ve seen some really cool Christmas wreaths on Pinterest but understandably a lot of those seem beyond the skills of a three year old! So being inspired by the holly on our walk to playgroup I thought we would make a little holly wreath.