We love paper plate crafts. A paper plate is such a simple material that can be easily transformed into so many things! This is another quick and easy, and pretty mess free paper plate craft idea that Mr Z made last year as he was in “Whale class” in school.
Ever since my son was a toddler, we have been working on crafts together. One of our favorite crafts to do is paper plate crafts. A paper plate is such a simple material that can be easily transformed into so many things! This is another quick and easy, and pretty mess free paper plate craft idea that you can do with your child today.
Supplies for the Paper plate whale
To make this simple paper plate whale craft you will need:
- 1 Paper plate per whale
- Blue paint
- 1 googly eye per whale
- Black marker
- Blue paper for the extra bits
How to make a paper plate whale
- Paint the whole paper plate blue, and leave it to dry.
- Once dry, cut a piece from the bottom of the paper plate – about one quarter of the plate as you can see in the pictures here
- Draw out and cut the shapes for the water coming out of the whale, and the piece of paper for the tale. Use your blue paper for this and stick them together as shown
- Add the googley eye
- Add a smile or extra details using your black marker pen
Your paper plate whale is all done! This is an easy craft for young children to do by themselves, or for toddlers to do with a little help. It’s great for an underwater theme.
Isn’t it so cute?
You might also like these fun kids activities on a similar theme:
Underwater play ideas for kids
The underwater world is a fascinating one that children can enjoy exploring. It’s important to have different ways to engage kids as it will keep them entertained for longer periods of time and allow them to learn more about this topic.
Here are some ideas for underwater themed activities you can do with your kids. There are so many areas to explore within this vast topic, from learning about different underwater creatures, to exploring the different parts of the ocean.
- Dolphin Activities for kids
- Finding Nemo Water Play
- Underwater glitter sand
- Water play with water beads and fish
- 5 fish crafts
Children are very curious about letters at this age so you may see yourself looking for activities that involve letters and animals. You can check g words for kids for alternatives way of learning words.
Also for a different way to make a paper plate whale why not try this alternative from Crafts on Sea: O is for Orca : Paper plate killer whale.
More Paper Plate Crafts for Kids
Paper plate crafts for kids are both inexpensive and easy to make. They are great for parents who want to craft with their children but don’t have a lot of time on their hands, and if you have left over paper plates after organising a party then crafting is an ideal way to use them up in a fun and productive way.
There are many different paper plate crafts that one can create, such as wall decor, 3D figures, and even wearable accessories – the only limit is your imagination.
Making these crafts is a great way for children to use their imagination and creativity while also learning about the process of crafting.
Here are just a few more of our simple paper plate craft ideas for kids which you might also enjoy. Have fun!
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Anna Marikar, mum of four and seasoned blogger, has spent over a decade sharing her parenting journey and passion for kid-friendly crafts and free printables.
Her easy-to-follow craft ideas and practical parenting advice have transformed In The Playroom into a cherished resource for parents.