Paper Plate Animals

May 29, 2019 3 Comments

We love paper plate crafts, and especially making Paper Plate Animals. There are so many great examples and ideas of what animals you can turn a paper plate into, I thought it would be fun to gather all my favourite ideas together in one post for you.

Paper plates lend themselves nicely in to being a wide array of animals, from those you will find in your garden to those that live under the sea. The only limit is your imagination!

So, if you need some ideas and inspiration here are some of the best ideas for paper plate animals that kids can make.

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Paper Plate Garden Critters

Now that the summer seems to be on it’s way, we have been doing a lot of crafts about the insects and animals that we find in our garden. Using them as inspiration for paper plate animals is a great idea!

Paper Plate Butterfly Craft– by Real Life at Home

Paper Plate Bumble Bee– by Blissful Domestication

Paper Plate Snail– by This N That With Olivia

Paper Plate Ladybird– by Blissful Domestication

Paper Plate Feathered Friends

With so many different species of birds, there so much inspiration!

Paper Plate Toucan– by Pink Stripey Socks

Paper Plate Flamingo Craft– by The Inspiration Edit

Paper Plate Peacock– by Artsy Momma

Paper Plate Zoo Animals

There are lots of zoo animals that lend themselves quite nicely to paper plate crafts too, the more colourful the better!

Paper Plate Lion– by 3 Dinosaurs

Leopard Paper Plate Craft– by The Inspiration Edit

Elephant Paper Plate– by Babies to Bookworms

Paper Plate Farm Yard Animals

Look no further than your local farm yard for inspiration for your paper plate animal crafts.

Pig Craft For Kids– by Simple Everyday Mom

Paper Plate Wooly Sheep– by Our Crafts N Things

Paper Plate Cow– by The Joy of Sharing

Paper Plate Sea Creatures

I think this might be my favourite section, under water creatures with all their different forms and bright colours, are great as paper plate animals!

Paper Plate Seahorse Craft– by Simple Everyday Mom

Paper Plate Jelly Fish– by Non-Toy Gifts

Paper Plate Fish– by Natural Beach Living

I really hope that this has given you some ideas of what you can turn a humble paper plate animal into, what one is your favourite?

Kerry x

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  • Karen, the next best thing to mummy June 21, 2019 at 10:17 am

    I wish e had been as artisitic as you when I was working as a registered child minder#kidsandkteativity@_karendennis

  • Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love) June 28, 2019 at 7:07 am

    Lots of fun ideas here for paper plate animals. We’ve made fish and a lion before and have also done butterflies and ladybirds. I love how versatile paper plates are for use with kids crafts. I think my favourite one here is the snail though – might have to give this one a try with Sophie. #KidsandKreativity

  • Naomi June 29, 2019 at 7:35 am

    Owww I’m stealing this idea for my daughters first birthday party it’ll make a great party activity!

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    Hi I'm Kerry, Wife to James, Step Mum to one, Mum to two and more fur, feather and winged babies than I can count. I have a passion for crafts, encouraging creativity and inspiring imagination especially in children. So if you are looking for some inspiration, ideas and resources to inject a little creativity into your family life, then you've come to the right place. Read More


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