Along with toilet roll based Halloween craft ideas I think that paper plate crafts are really easy to make. Most of the structure is already there for you! There’s so much you can do with a paper plate during Halloween. The three Halloween crafts that I’ve shown you here are very easy to do, and so are possibly more suited to younger children. For older children you could try a more complex design like this from Baker Ross (affilate link)
Cat paper plate craft
To make this cat simply paint a paper plate black and allow to dry. You might want to do this particular Halloween craft over two days because of the drying time. Once the paper plate cat is dry, glue on two googly eyes. Use an acrylic pen like this (affiliate link) to draw on a mouth. Cut two white pipe cleaners in half and then cut three of those halves into half again to make six quarter-length pipe cleaners. Use hot glue to secure these to the cat’s face. Cut out two small triangles from black card to make the ears. Glue to the top of the plate.
Paper plate pumpkin
This Halloween paper plate craft is perfect for toddlers because it doesn’t really matter how messy they make it! Cut up small pieces of orange tissue paper. Use PVA glue to cover a small paper plate with the paper, leaving a small gap at the top for the stalk. Either paint this green or put a small square of green tissue paper in the gap. Once the glue has dried decorate with a Jack O’Lantern face.
Paper plate witch Halloween craft
To make this witch Halloween craft you need to paint a white paper plate green and allow to dry. Cut out a large triangle of black card that is approx. 2cm wider than the diameter of your plate and slightly more than half the diameter tall. Cut three 1.5 cm wide strips of orange paper from the short end of A4. Cut these in half to make the hair. Place three strands of hair to each side of the plate approx. 2/3rds of the way up the plate. Cover with the black triangle to make sure everything fits and then glue in place. Glue two googly eyes and draw a mouth and nose.
These ideas all use paper plates but if you’re looking for other Halloween crafts have a look at lots more here. All of the crafts that I make are designed to be cheap, quick and easy to do with the kids. You won’t need a lot of craft supplies to make them, or an art degree for that matter. For me, it’s all about having fun with the kids rather than making them look perfect.
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