Paper Plate Fun
paper plates and bowls
markers, crayons, paint
colored construction paper
large-eyed plastic craft needle
pennies or small bells
decorating accessories (flowers, bows, dry pasta)
Put two paper plates together and then punch holes all the way around the
edges (approx. 1" apart). Paint or color and then decorate the bottom of
both plates. Lay one plate right side up and place a handful of pennies or
small bells in it. Place the other plate (upside down) on top of it, lining up the
punched holes. Using the craft needle and yarn, lace all the way around,
joining the two plates together. Tie both ends in a secure knot. Finally, feed
1-1/2' long pieces of ribbon underneath each "stitch" of yarn and tie in a slip
knot to create steamers.
Hold a paper plate up to the child's face and mark where the eyes, nose
and mouth stike the plate. Cut appropriate size holes in these locations. On
the back side of the plate, paint and decorate to create whatever look you
want (cat, dog, monster, etc.)
Punch a small hole on the outer edges of either side of the plate. Secure a
length of ribbon in each hole to use as ties for the mask.
Punch small holes on opposite sides of plates or bowls. Paint and decorate
with anything you like, such as flowers, bows, pasta. Cut construction paper
into different shaped animal ears and attach to the hat. Thread a length of
ribbon through each hole and tie in a knot to form two straps.
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