If you are lucky enough to have your grandchildren close enough so that they can stop by for a surprise visit, good for you! Two of my five grandchildren are close by but in a few months they will be moving to another state. Sigh. I love that I see them often and will miss them greatly. I having been saving these 100 Paper Plate Crafts for when they got a little older but now I will have to make some of these when I get to visit them. Paper plates are a great thing to have on hand so that if you get a surprise visit from your grandkids, you can have an activity ready to go! Take a look at how cute these ideas are!
- This Vintage Swimmer Mask by Pink Stripey Socks just makes me smile. What a perfect summer craft.
2. What kid doesn’t like bugs and butterflies? These paper plate insects will keep them buzzin’. From Scholastic.
3. Make a wreath out of a paper plate. You could also use spring and summer leaves. So many great options by Mum in the Madhouse
8. Leprechaun Paper Plate Mask by ABC Creative Learning will help you have a Lucky Day!
9. Teach your grandkids about the circle of life with this Butterfly Life Cycle Paper Plate Craft by Buggy and Buddy.
10. Even a toddler can make this darling Tissue Paper Valentine’s Paper Plate Wreath by Happy Hooligans.
11. Paper Plate Weaving by Mum in the Madhouse is a fun technique for some of your older grandkids.
12. Who, Who wants to make an Owl Paper Plate by Crafts by Amanda?
13. Springtime would be the perfect time to make these Birds in a Nest Paper Plate Craft by Krafty Kid
14. Let your grandkids choose from the many Paper Plate Crowns from Wonderful DIY
16. There is plenty of room for two of each animal in this darling Noah’s Ark Paper Plate Craft by Artsy Craftsy Mom
17. These Paper Plate Birds by Kids Activities Blog have wings that move!
18. These Paper Plate Cow Masks by ABC Creative Learning makes me think of Chik-Fil-A! Eat Chikin.
19. The ugly duckling has turned into a beautiful Swan Paper Plate by Crafty Morning
20. Keep the kids busy at “their” Thanksgiving table with this Thankful Spinner from Parents.com
21. Kids will love pretending that they are a bear with this Bear Mask from I Heart Crafty Things
22. Spring is just the right time for these Paper Plate Blue Birds in a Nest by Crafty Morning.
23. Learn about some culture with these Paper Plate African Maasai Necklaces by Once Upon an Art Room
24. Little boys in particular will like making this Paper Plate Badger from Crafts On Sea.
25. I have great memories of my own kids watching Sesame Street and love these Bert and Ernie Paper Plates by Crafty Morning!
26. The watercolors look beautiful on these Painted Paper Plate Flowers by PinkStripeySocks.
28. A paper plate and some paint is all you need to make this Paper Plate Dinosaur by This Girls Life Blog.
29. The letter “F” stands for this cute Frog Paper Plate by Education.com
30. Super quick and easy is this Paper Plate Craft for a Hedgehog. By Crafty Morning
33. Is Spring coming or will there be 6 more weeks of winter? This paper plate Groundhog Day Craft will help you find out!
34. There will be lots of imaginative play with these Lamb and Lion Masks by Preschool Playbook.
35. Read the story of the Little Red Hen and then made this super easy Paper Plate Chicken by Free Kids Crafts
36. Who doesn’t like teddy bears and everyone loves Paddington Bear! Paddington Bear Paper Plate Craft by jdaniel4smom
37. Take your kids to the zoo and then come home and make these quick and easy Rhino Paper Plates by Craft Morning
38. Kids LOVE to play super heroes but watch out, they might fight over who gets to wear this Superman Paper Plate Mask by In The Playroom
41. Taken from the book The Rainbow Fish, these Paper Plate Fishes by Mom on Timeout are so fun because of all the different colors.
44. You are my sunshine, my only sunshine! Handprint Sun Paper Plate Craft by Family Crafts
46. These Rainbow Streamer Paper Plates by by Happiness is Homemade will cheer anyone up.
47. Have you heard the song “What does the fox say?” I just love this little Arctic Fox Paper Plate Craft by I Heart Crafty Things!
48. Just look what you can find under the sea. This Paper Plate Jelly Fish by Happy Hooligans is great because it can’t sting you!
49. Kids are always so excited to stay in a hotel What a great idea to keep them occupied and quieted down with this Paper Plate Tic Tac Toe Game by Learn with Play at Home.
50. I wouldn’t mind bugs if they were all as cute as this Paper Plate Ladybug by No Time for Flash Cards!