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Paper Plate Crafts for Kids

 Paper plates have always been one of my kids favorite things to craft with. There are so many possibilities for making something fantastic, out of a plain old paper plate! This collection has some really fun ideas for your family to try out. You might not ever look at a pack of plates the same again.


You might notice there are a few of my craft projects listed below. I have been crafting things out of paper plates and Styrofoam bowls since I was a little girl. I can recall my cousin Courtney and I making these super fun flying saucers when we were kids with styrofoam bowls, and it is safe to say, I have been hooked ever since.

Be sure to click through to get the details of all of the projects below.

Paper Plate Lions by Sweet Silly Sara

Grab the paper plates, glue and some pasta to make a really fun little lion craft!


Paper Plate Ladybugs by Crafts by Amanda

These cute little ladybugs are the perfect way to make a spring craft with minimal supplies. Kids of all ages will love this!


Fun Snails by Attachment Mummy

These little snails might inch their way into your heart! They are perfect for an afternoon craft for the little ones!


Paper Plate Witch Craft by Sweet Silly Sara

This friendly witch is the perfect craft project to get kids in the Halloween spirit!


Paper Plate Apples by Mom Brite 

Take a bite out of craft time with this cute apple craft! All you need is a paper plate and a few basic supplies!


Paper Plate Crabs by Mom Wife Busy Life

This paper plate crab craft is nothing short of a pinch of perfect! This is such a cute idea for little hands!


Paper Plate Flowers by Glitter on a Dime

Create a pinkalicious storybook inspired garden of pretty flowers! This a great craft for anytime you need a craft to share!


Paper Plate Pigs by Simply Everyday Mom

Need a cute craft to entertain the kids? This piggy craft is an oinking good time for all!




12 Ghoulish Snacks for Halloween

Fun food for Halloween is here! Your friends and family will love these 12 ghoulish snacks for Halloween!

Ghoulish Halloween Snacks


Halloween is near and I am busy making treats to share! I love to be in my kitchen in the fall! This year I am patting myself on the back, just a little, over a genius idea I had to get my kids to eat more bananas in the spirit of Halloween! Check out the video to get the scoop on how to make a healthier treat that is loaded with fresh banana!




This made me want to make all kinds of ghostly treats! I visited some of my favorite blogs and gathered some spooktacular treats to share with you! These are perfect for a Halloween party or just a special treat for a spooky night at home!
Ghoulish Snacks for Halloween

Ghostly Guacamole by In the Playroom

Whipped Cream Ghosts by She Saved

Haunted Halloween Pizza by Cherished Bliss

Ghostly Fruits by Mom Endeavors

Ghost Bananas by Sweet Silly Sara

Halloween Rolls by Creations by Kara

Ghostly Sandwich by Mom Endeavors

Pop Tart Ghost Pops by This Silly Girl's Life

Milano Ghost Cookies by Dollar Store Crafts

Ghost Rice Krispie Treats by Who Needs a Cape

Pudding Cup Ghosts and Ghouls by Craving Some Creativity

Ghosts on a Boat by Thirty Something Super Mom

These fun recipes are so addictive to make and eat I couldn't stop myself from taking dessert to a new level of yummy. You can check this Twinkie Ghost idea in the facebook video below.




You might also like this Paper Plate Witch Craft.


If you have a ghost themed food idea please give me the details in a comment!

Play Dough Ghost Ornaments

This easy Halloween craft is perfect for anyone who wants to add a little boo to the holiday without having to spend any cash! You already have the ingredients to make the Play Dough Ghost Ornaments in your pantry! 


With the kids being at home this year, it feels like old times, we have time to craft in the afternoons again, and I LOVE it! With Halloween coming up, we decided to add a little boo to our decor with this easy homemade play doh ghost ornament craft. This is such an easy craft to make! It is perfect for all ages, from kids to adults.  You can make about a dozen of these (or more depending on your cookie cutter size) from a batch of dough.




Ingredients:
1 cup water
1 cup salt
2 cup flour



Directions:
Mix dry ingredients in a bowl.


Slowly add water, a few spoons at a time, until dough is smooth.
You will know you haven't added to much water if your dough is easy to handle and isn't sticking to your hands messily.


Knead by hand for 5 minutes and let rest for 10 minutes.



Roll out the dough until it is about 1/2 an inch thck.
I used a cookie cutter to cut the shape of ghosts.
Next, poke a hole thru the top of the ghost so you can hang it up.
I used a BBQ skewer.

After cutting my shapes, I used a black crayola marker to make the face of the ghost, on the raw dough.

Place  the dough on a cookie sheet and place it in a cold oven, turning up the temp to 200 degrees. Allow your ornaments to bake for about 90 minutes. Check them frequently to make sure they are not browning (if they are pull them out.)

Allow the ornaments to cool then feed a section of bakers twine or a string into the hole and hang.



Add a variety of faces to your ornaments for a boo-tiful variety of economical and adorable DIY Halloween decorations.


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Lego Stamped Pumpkin Art

 Harper and I love to paint with, well, anything but a paint brush! Last week she came home from school and asked me if I wanted to make something with paint, and how could I resist the invitation? This lego pumpkin idea was just the thing. It pairs cute and creepy together just right.



This is such an easy activity, and it is fun for kids of all ages! Even Rolf, who is 12 now, was curious about this and told us it was a "cool idea" before dashing back to his busy preteen activities. 




Supplies:
Orange Paint
Black Paint
Green Paint
Legos
Paper Plate
Paper


Directions:

Pour a small amount of orange, black and green paint onto a paper plate.

Offer your child legos in assorted sizes and paper.

Encourage your child to dip a lego into the orange paint and make the shape of a pumpkin.


Now, fill that shape in with more lego stamps.




When you have filled in the shape of the pumpkin, dip a lego into the black paint and make a face.







Next, give your pumpkin a stem with the green paint.
Allow to dry and display.


These were a really fun, kid led Halloween craft. I know your kids will love making pumpkin art this way.


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Pumpkin Window Clings

Ghost Play Dough Ornaments

13 Ghostly Crafts to Make for Halloween

Halloween is near and we are crafting up all things spooktacular! I found 13 awesome ghost crafts that the kids and I can't wait to make! These are too fun! To say the least, they are a step up from our efforts so far this season of a simple ghost decoration.






Ping Pong Ball Ghost Lights by Unoriginal Mom

Lollipop Ghosts by Mom Dot

Toilet Paper Ghosts by Ginger Snap Crafts

Plastic Bottle Ghosts by In the Playroom

Halloween Footprint Craft by Where the Smiles Have Been

Ghosts Under Glass by Yesterday on Tuesday

Tin Can Ghosts with FREE Printable by Ginger Snap Crafts

Ghost Mobile Kids Craft by Sugar Bee Crafts

Halloween Ghost Windsock by Real Coake

Giant Hanging Ghost by A Girl and a Glue Gun

Pillowcase Ghost Dress by Sugar Bee Crafts

Spooky Cheesecloth Ghosts by Yesterday on Tuesday

Gourd Ghosts by House of Hawthornes

Which of these ideas will you try first?


Which of these 13 ghostly crafts to leave you aghast do you think your family would have the most fun with? I love the ghostly gourds! I have an obsession with gourds and love the idea of creating something more than a centerpiece with them.

If you are in the mood for more Halloween crafts check these ideas out!


If you make any of these fun ideas make sure you hop over and share a pic with me on facebook!


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 Paper Plate Witch Project.
Glam Pumpkin Makeover
Handprint Monster Puppets


Paper Plate Witch Craft

This paper plate craft is perfect for toddlers and school aged children. This one requires simple supplies you likely already have and comes together in a flash!

We have been crafting up a lot of Halloween fun! The kids are really excited about spooky fun and awesome costumes, so I have been indulging their interest and excitement with easy crafts! 




To make this fun witch craft all you will need is:

A paper plate
Green Paint or Markers
2 fun googly eyes
Glue
Black Construction Paper
Orange Construction Paper
Scissors





Color or Paint the Paper Plate Green


Cut a triangle from the black paper, then cut a strip slightly longer than the triangle, glue these onto the paper plate like a witch's hat.



Tear a few strips of orange paper for hair. Tearing instead of cutting will give kids a chance to use fine motor skills plus make the paper curl slightly, which is just fun! Glue the hair onto the witch. 

Next, add eyes and draw on a nose and a mouth. We gave our witch a cute smile.



There you have a cute, friendly and fun Paper Plate Witch craft! This is great for little ones because it is creative, it gives them the opportunity to use their scissor skills and work their fine motor skills too. Additionally, it offers your home a touch of personalized Halloween decor!

You might also like this cute Angry Bird's Pig Craft.

11 Apple Crafts to Make with the Kids

I can't help but get excited about the end of summer, because it means that fall is near! Trips to the orchard with the family; lots of action in the kitchen, the temps are finally cool enough for baking! And of course, the crafting with the kids! How could I not get excited for fall!? 

This year I have 11 apple craft to make with the kids to share with you that I know you will have fun making with your little ones!

 Apple Crafts to Make with the Kids


Toilet Paper Roll Apple Stamp
Paper Plate Apple Craft
Caramel Apple Fall Craft
Apple Suncatchers
Take a Bite Out of Fall Craft
Apple Playdough
Button Apple Trees
Fruit Loop Fall Tree
Apple Tree Craft
Toilet Roll Apples
Stuffed Paper Apples


I love all of these ideas! I am hoping to make them all with the kids! We are planning to make these Apple Tree Window Clings again this year but we might make it a crafting marathon with these great ideas!

You can find my Halloween posts here

You might also like this easy homemade play dough recipe

Paper Plate Spider Craft

This cute craft is perfect for Halloween, it is easy to make and the results are so cute you will want to display the finished project so everyone can see how creative your little crafter is!



We are big on holidays! We get excited about them all; Easter, Valentine's Day, Memorial Day, of course Halloween is a big one too!

This year we started crafting up Halloween fun maybe a little too early, but we couldn't resist! This is one of the first ones we made and it was so easy and cute!!


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All you will need is:
A paper plate
A piece of black construction paper
8 googly eyes
A black kwik stik
school glue
Scissors



Paint your paper plate black with a Kwik Stik.
Cut 8 strips of paper for legs and glue them on, 4 to a side
Add 8 eyes
Give your spider a smile and you are done!




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Easy Ghost Window Cling

Halloween is near, and this cute little ghost will add a touch of fun to your windows without spooking your wallet! This is economical, adorable and easy to make!



We can't get enough Halloween crafts. Both of the kids and I enjoy creating frighteningly fun projects to get us even more excited about any holiday!

We were short on time one afternoon and wanted to make a cute and easy craft. This is what we came up with, a fun ghost for the window! This only took a few moments to complete and we loved it for a few reasons. The kids got to practice their scissor skills, which is an important skill for all kids, and they got to experiment with textures.



You will need {per 1 ghost}
 one square of white paper
4 small circles of black paper
2 slightly larger circles of black paper
A section of contact paper, transparent, to accommodate the size of the ghost you wish to make
Scissors
3 glue dots, school glue etc



Begin by placing your contact paper sticky side up
Add 2 black dots to the contact paper for eyes
Add one larger black circle of paper for a mouth
Cut the white paper to look like a ghost
Add the ghost shape over top of the eyes
Add 2 remaining eyes and mouth to the ghost
Stick it on a window for a spooky fun addition!

And there you have a super economical, fun and easy ghost craft for kids!

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Glam Pumpkin Make Over

Monster Hand-print Puppet

These hand print puppets are adorable and they will be a monstrous hit with your kids! They take the most basic of supplies and come together in a flash for a lot of fun for everyone!

We love to make puppets you guys. Harper and I can craft up a handful of puppets and she will spend the rest of the day, wrapped up in a world of her own dramatic creation! 

We decided that now was the perfect time to make a few easy peasy hand print monster puppets! These were fun because they ready to play with in a matter of moments and they were so cute!

Supplies
construction paper
pencil
scissors
squiggly eyes
craft stick
glue
marker




Trace a hand on construction paper.

Cut it out.



Glue on as many eyes as your child desires. We used 3.

Draw polka dots, hearts or whatever you like to give your monster a fun look.



Glue the craft stick on the back, leaving enough room for small hands to hold on to the stick.

There you have a fun handprint monster for Halloween dramatic play!

You might also like this hand print fish puppet idea.




Leaf Window Clings

Crafts are always a great way to spend time together on a chilly fall day. This easy leaf window cling craft is perfect for adding some color to your space. This craft is so easy even little kids can do it and best of all, you can get everything you need at Dollar Tree for $2.




We love to craft together. Now that both kids are in school all day, it is the thing I miss the most about Harper being home. We don't have time to make something fun everyday anymore. But, sometimes I can get the kids to take a break from their after school social life to make something fun with me.

This leaf window cling is perfect for adding some color to your house in  between Halloween and Christmas. It is made with 2 simple supplies to create something cute and colorful. I got the supplies at Dollar Tree, and you can literally make dozens of these for $2.
Supplies
Precut squares of tissue paper in red, yellow and orange
Transparent clear contact paper
Scissors
Sharpies if needed

Directions
If needed trace the shape of leaves on one section of contact paper, to cut or just cut the shapes out.
Peel the paper off and lay the contact paper sticky side up.
Begin layering contact paper on the sticky contact paper. Leave just a few tiny spots uncovered to attach to the window.
Press to the window firmly to attach.
Remove when the season ends.




You can find all of my other window cling ideas here
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Witch Window Cling

Pumpkin Window Cling

Apple Tree Window Cling

Ghost Window Cling


Witch Window Cling

It is hard not to get in the spirit of things this Halloween with his hands on witch window cling craft!


This window cling was so much fun to make with the kids. I love that it gives them a chance to use their fine motor skills and practice scissor skills while making something so cute for your windows!

Supplies

Scissors
Clear Transparent Contact Paper
Green, Black, White, Purple Construction Paper
A scrap of pink or red paper



Have the kids tear and cut up the black, green and purple paper into small bits.
Make 2 small circles from a black square of paper.


Cut out small white circles for eyes and a small smile from the red or pink paper.


Begin by placing the small black circles on the contact paper, sticky side up.
Cover those with the white circles for eyes



Next form the nose, mouth and hat of the witch


Begin filling in the face with green bits of paper.


Fill in the remaining areas with purple.

Leave just a few areas uncovered so that the contact paper will stick to your window.



We thought these were really cute. They were fun to make and offered the kids a little challenge as the contact paper is sticky. 

You can find all of my Halloween ideas here.

Paper Plate Witch

Glam Pumpkin Makeover



Creepy Eye Sorting Bag

This creepy eye sensory bag is perfect for squishy Halloween color sorting.




Keeping the kids entertained, engaged, and learning is my goal these days. It can be a challenge; the kids are tired of being at home, playing with the same toys, and hearing me ask if anyone wants  to read a book together every couple of moments.



Last week, I was standing around looking at my craft supplies, feeling totally uninspired. I really wanted to give the kids some busy work, but didn't want to make myself too busy putting it together. A simple sorting sensory bag was exactly what they needed. And this one is perfect for fall, or anytime of the year.



Supplies:
Hair Gel; clear
Googly Eyes in assorted colors
Permanent Markers
Large Zipper Seal Bag


Directions:
Draw circles with permanent markers that match the colors of eyes you will be using.
Add 2 tablespoons, or 2 generous squeezes of clear hair gel to a zipper seal bag.


Add googly eyes.
Seal the bag.


Offer the bag to your child.
Encourage your child to move to eyes to their coordinating circle.




This is a great combination of sensory and color matching.
If you want to add an additional challenge to this activity, you could draw more circles in assorted sizes and encourage the kids to coordinate the googly eyes by size.


If you had fun with this creepy eye sorting sensory bag you won't want to miss these sensory play ideas.
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