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16 silly crafts kids can make with a paper plate

Whitney Coy is a freelance writer and editor based in Columbus, OH, where she lives with her husband and two daughters. She writes frequently for SheKnows, as well as several other websites. She writes on topics including parenting, pets...

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Crafting with paper plates

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Crafting with paper plates

If you've got paper plates hanging around the house (and what parent who's thrown a birthday party doesn't?), then you're halfway to a fun time crafting with the kids. It turns out this kitchen basic can be turned into everything from a sweet sheep to a wonderful whale if you've got a little crafty know-how and some kids ready to get creative. So dive into our paper plate crafts roundup. The kids will have a blast (and you probably will too). 

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Walrus

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Walrus

What's not to love about this walrus craft?

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Owl

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Owl

Making these owls with your littles will be a hoot!

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Sheep

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Sheep

Get rid of all that trash in your shredder by making this sheep

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Whale

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Whale

Have some under-the-sea fun with this big blue whale

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Fishbowl

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Fishbowl

Combine snack time and craft time with this fishbowl.

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Sunshine and rainbows

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Sunshine and rainbows

Bring some sunshine to a rainy day with this craft

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Snake

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Snake

Bubble wrap gives this snake its fun texture. 

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Flower

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Flower

Everyone likes flowers. Make these with your kids and maybe they'll give you one. 

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Desk caddy

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Desk caddy

Make a mess creating this caddy and then use it to corral all your supplies when cleaning up.

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Fingerpaint snails

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Fingerpaint snails

The little ones wilL love getting their hands dirty when making this shell

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Turtle

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Turtle

Use your leftover tissue paper with this adorable turtle

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Pink pig

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Pink pig

A paper plate serves as the base for this pink cotton ball pig

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Tambourines

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Tambourines

If you can stand the noise, your kids will love this craft

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Jellyfish

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Jellyfish

As if these jellyfish aren't cool enough, they glow in the dark!

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Butterflies

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Butterflies

Use up loose buttons and sparkly things with these super-simple butterflies.

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Getting crafty

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Getting crafty

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