Using paper plates in crafts is an easy medium to work with. Because of the low cost of paper plates along with the ease of procuring them in bulk they also make a good choice for craft activities at a party or in the classroom. In addition these paper plate crafts can be made by kids while being challenging without being overwhelming. They require only basic crafting skills and craft materials that you may already have at home or in classroom. Making these crafts means you can combine the ease of using paper plates along with the creativity of making snowflakes (and who doesn’t like that!). So if you are looking for the quintessential winter craft why not try these ideas for paper plate snowflake crafts.
Paper plate snowflakes-
This delightful snowflake requires creative scissors work making this craft best for older kids with more experienced crafting skills. The resulting snowflakes have with their fun faces make these whimsical snowflakes wonderful winter window decorations.
What you will need:
- Glue Sticks
- Scrapbook cutter or craft scissors
- Paper plates
Instructions for the project:
Stack and then fold two of the paper plates in half. Use your cutter or scissors to cut through both folded paper plates to make a snowflake shape. Be sure to make snowflake arms that go in and out or zigzag. You will want to leave an uncut area in the middle along the fold for the snowflake’s face. Carefully unfold the plates. Use the crayons to draw fun faces on the fronts of the plates. You can make funny eyes, expressive mouths, and other details to show your snowflake friend’s personality.
After you are finishing decorating with the crayons lay the snowflakes flat on newspaper. You can now outline the snowflakes with glitter glue. Let dry completely. After they are completely dried you can glue snowflakes back to back by drawing a line with the glue stick down the middle of the back of each face. Let dry completely. Glue a long ribbon to the top of the snowflake as a hanger so you can hang it in a window. You can also glue small bits of ribbon to the ends of each arm to add movement.