Craft Ideas for Kids - Paper Plate Monsters

Paper Plate Monsters

Paper plates are just amazing!

They’re easy to use, versatile and can be so much fun – a staple for every craft cupboard. We’ve combined paper plates with our much loved Cling Film Art Technique to create these adorable Paper Plate Monsters!

Olivia had such fun exploring all the random materials I keep stashed away and I simply stepped back and allowed her creativity to flow.

Paper Plate Monsters – Materials

Craft Ideas for Kids - Paper Plate MonstersPaper Plates
Craft Ideas for Kids - Paper Plate MonstersPaint
Craft Ideas for Kids - Paper Plate MonstersCling Film
Craft Ideas for Kids - Paper Plate MonstersPaper (white for eyes)
Craft Ideas for Kids - Paper Plate MonstersGoogley Eyes
Craft Ideas for Kids - Paper Plate MonstersPVA Glue
Craft Ideas for Kids - Paper Plate MonstersA range of recyclable materials – Yoghurt pots, bottle tops etc
Craft Ideas for Kids - Paper Plate MonstersVarious embellishments – Sequins, Pom-poms, feathers etc

This is one of those crafts that can be easily adapted to suit the materials you have at home.

Paper Plate Monsters – Method

Step 1

Squirt dollops of paint in various colours and directions directly onto the paper plate. Gently cover in cling film and begin blending the colours with your hands, moving the paint across the plate until covered. This is an amazing sensory experience for little ones!

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Step 2

Gently peel the cling film off the plate and allow them to dry.

Try experimenting with different colour combinations. Olivia really enjoyed this part, especially when the colours blended to make new ones!

Craft Ideas for Kids - Paper Plate Monsters

Step 3

Present your crafty kiddies with a range of materials and some PVA glue, and let their imaginations do the rest!

Craft Ideas for Kids - Paper Plate Monsters

Olivia used yoghurt pots and pom-poms for eyes, bottle tops for noses, sequins and pom-poms for spots, pipe cleaners for antennae and feathers for hair. She really had so much fun making her Paper Plate Monsters and was incredibly proud of her creations. I loved watching her creativity shine!

We hope your crafty kids enjoy making their Paper Plate Monsters as much as Olivia.

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