Easy Paper Plate Party Hats

Arty Crafty Kids | Easy Paper Plate Party Hats | A fabulous Christmas or New Years Eve party Craft for kids using paper plates! Learn how to transform a paper plates into party hats using our two designs!

These easy  Paper Plate Party Hats are perfect for any celebration, whether it’s Christmas, New Year’s Eve, A Birthday or Teddy Bears Tea Party. It’s a great way to build up the excitement and get the kids involved in party prep!

My Arty Crafty Kids had the best time making theirs; dancing along to Christmas music while playing with the paint and glitter.

The entire process was great fun for the whole family and with just a few basic materials, your family could be making party hats in no time!

Arty Crafty Kids | Easy Paper Plate Party Hats | A fabulous Christmas or New Years Eve party Craft for kids using paper plates! Learn how to transform a paper plates into party hats using our two designs!

Easy Paper Plate Party Hats: Materials and Tutorial 

Paper Plates
Paint
Glitter/Sequins
Pom-Poms
Stapeler
Paintbrush
Scissors

Arty Crafty Kids | Easy Paper Plate Party Hats | A fabulous Christmas or New Years Eve party Craft for kids using paper plates! Learn how to transform a paper plates into party hats using our two designs!

Step 1: Paint the paper plates!

My Arty Crafty Kids love to use bright, contrasting colours… often making their own by mixing the paint directly on the paper plate with overlaying squiggles and brushes.

Arty Crafty Kids | Easy Paper Plate Party Hats | A fabulous Christmas or New Years Eve party Craft for kids using paper plates! Learn how to transform a paper plates into party hats using our two designs!

Get Creative!

Encourage the Arty Crafty Kids to explore different painting techniques.

Try splatter painting, scrape painting, blow art or even stamping!

Arty Crafty Kids | Easy Paper Plate Party Hats | A fabulous Christmas or New Years Eve party Craft for kids using paper plates! Learn how to transform a paper plates into party hats using our two designs!

Step 2: An optional extra…

If you love glitter, now is the time to add it!

And let the paper plates dry.

Easy Paper Plate Party Hats: The Party Crown! 

This version is perfect for little party Kings and Queens!

Arty Crafty Kids | Easy Paper Plate Party Hats | A fabulous Christmas or New Years Eve party Craft for kids using paper plates! Learn how to transform a paper plates into party hats using our two designs!

Step 1: Fold the Pape Plate in half.

Step 2: Cut two diagonal lines to the perforated rim of the paper plate to create a central triangle.

Step 3: Open the paper plate up and divide the two horizontal large triangles into two smaller triangles.

Step 4: Fold each individual triangle away from the centre and then position them into a vertical position to create a ‘crown’ shape.

Step 5: Add pom-poms, sequins or even more glitter!

Easy Paper Plate Party Hats: The Traditional Cone Shape! 

Arty Crafty Kids | Easy Paper Plate Party Hats | A fabulous Christmas or New Years Eve party Craft for kids using paper plates! Learn how to transform a paper plates into party hats using our two designs!

Step 1: Cut out a triangle shape from the paper plate.

Step 2: Fold the paper plate round to create a cone shape – do not secure!

Step 3: Open the cone up and add tassels or curled paper by positioning in the hole at the top of the cone.

Step 4: Secure the paper plate cone by using a staple at the bottom.

And now it’s time to party!

For more New Year’s Eve Party fun, take a look at our Paper Tube Fireworks Paintings!

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Mini Peace Doves

Mini Peace Doves: Doves are one of my favourite symbols of Christmas, I love that they signify peace!

Today I’m pleased to be sharing this printable paper peace dove template with the readers of Arty Crafty Kids. It’s from my new Christmas Paper Crafts Ebook, and each printed page will make three mini doves which you can either hang or sit on the mantelpiece.

I know that in the real world doves are white birds, but I couldn’t resist printing these ones onto coloured construction paper to help brighten up our tree. They certainly add a cheerful touch! You could also print them on white paper and decorate them with felt-tip pens, or even onto patterned paper.

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Mini Peace Doves: Materials and Tutorial 

You will need
• Construction paper in your choice of colour
• Scissors
• Kitchen skewer and a scrap of brown cardboard
• Blunt butter knife and ruler for scoring
• A piece of string
• Sticky tape
peace doves template

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Christmas Craft for Kids | Mini Peace Dove Ornament

Mini Peace Dove: How To

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Christmas Craft for Kids | Mini Peace Dove Ornament
1) Print the template out.
2) Use your butter knife and ruler to score along the dotted lines.
3) Cut the template into three sections along the black lines. Each piece will
make one bird.
4) Fold a section in half along the line you have scored.
5) Cut the bird shape out around the black line.
6) Fold the tail piece forwards and backwards along the dotted fold line.
7) Cut along the line marking the wings, then cut the wings in half along the centre fold.
8) Gently fold the tail upwards, and the wings outwards so it looks like your bird is flying.
9) To add string to the bird poke a hole on the centrefold just above the wing with your kitchen skewer over a scrap of brown cardboard. Do the same just below the wing.
10) Thread a piece of string through each hole and secure into place with a small
piece of sticky tape.

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You can find lots more fun Christmas paper crafts in our book.

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Kate Grono is basically a big kid who never grew up and still loves to muck around with paint, glue, glitter and recyclables. With the craft ideas she shares she hopes to give other parents and carers inspiration to get crafty with their kids at home. You can find her blogging over at The Craft Train, or sharing fun printable crafts in her online store, Super Fun Printables

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Quilled Paper Tube Snowflake Craft

Arty Crafty Kids | Christmas Crafts for Kids | Quilled Paper Tube Snowflake Craft | A beautiful 3D Winter Art Project for Kids using paper tubes and basic quilling techniques to create stunning snowflakes! #snowflakes #christmascrafts #kidsart #christmascraftforkids

Quilling is the wonderful art form of rolled strips of paper, glued together to create a decorative design. We applied this technique within a simple paper tube frame to create a stunning Quilled Paper Tube Snowflake Craft, that’s simple, fun and perfect for kids who fancy trying something a little different and learning a new skill.

It’s well known that every snowflake is different and like a real snowflake, each and every one made using our design can be unique, with an infinite number of pattern and design possibilities that will naturally flow from your Arty Crafty Kids creative take on the activity.

It’s also a great way for kids to explore symmetry while creating a beautiful piece of Wintery Art.

Sound good? Let’s get started!

Quilled Paper Tube Snowflake Craft: Materials and Tutorial 

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Paper Tubes
Construction Paper
Glitter Card or Plain Card Stock
Pencil
Paintbrush
PVA Glue
Plate

Check out our nifty Video Tutorial below to see the craft in action!

Written Tutorial 

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Step 1: Flatten the paper tube and cut into several even strips.

Don’t worry if some are wider than others – this will add depth to the finished piece!

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Step 2: Open up the paper tube strips to create ‘petal shapes’.

Step 3: Design the Snowflake!

This is completely open-ended and I would encourage the Arty Crafty Kids to experiment with the tubes and their positioning until they’re happy with the shape of their snowflakes.

To create additional shapes (as seen in the centre of the snowflake), try folding the paper tubes in half.

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Step 4: To secure the paper tubes to the cardstock, simply dip the tubes into PVA glue and place them on the cardstock, pressing down firmly.

As you can see from the image above, excess glue will spread across the cardstock. While it may look messy, it will help with the next steps!

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Step 5: It’s time to Quil!

Cut the construction paper into strips. We used an A4 piece of paper and cut it Width ways using a paper trimmer.

For best results, use various colours and like the paper tubes, don’t worry about making the width of the individual strips too even. The uneven appearance will add texture.

To roll the paper, simply wrap it around a pencil or paintbrush and then slide it off.

Dip the rolled paper into the glue and place it inside the paper tube.

It’s likely that the roll may unravel a little – this is fine and all part of the process!

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Step 6: A roll within a roll…

For wider rolls, wrap the paper around a pencil.

To create tighter rolls, use a narrow object, like the end of a paintbrush. This will be handy for filling empty, smaller spaces and in some instances, you may need to reduce the length of the paper and create smaller rolls.

This craft is all about the Arty Crafty Kids taking their time and experimenting with the process.

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Fill all the paper tubes with quilled paper, varying the colours and combinations.

Once the Quilled Paper Tube Snowflake Craft is complete, leave it dry!

Quilled Paper Tube Snowflake Craft 

The inspiration for this craft comes from the amazing variety of quilled projects over on Red Ted Art. If your Arty Crafty Kids love this process, then I would definitely recommend that you pop over and take a look!

In the meantime, for more Winter Art Fun take a look at these popular posts:

14 Winter Art Projects for Kids 

Abstract Winter Trees Art

Oil Pastel Resist Snowflake

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Paper Angel Christmas Ornament

Arty Crafty Kids | Christmas Crafts for Kids | Adorable Paper Angel Christmas Ornament for Kids, includes a free template for kids to design, colour and cut! #christmascraft #papercraft #christmascraftsforkids #christmasornament #freedownload

La La la the Angels have arrived at Arty Crafty Kids! Transform your little darling into a Paper Angel Christmas Ornament with our adorable free downloadable template. The angel can be coloured in, left as it is or even embellished with your child’s artistic design.

The simplicity of the craft allows for your Arty Crafty Kids imaginations to take over.

Personalised and unique, the Christmas Ornaments will look charming displayed on the Christmas Tree and will become a treasured keepsake for years to come.

To download our sweet Angel Template, simply fill in our newsletter sign-up form (found towards the end of this post) and you will be redirected to the download.

Paper Angel Christmas Ornament: Materials and Tutorial 

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Download the Template
A4 White Paper
Felt Tips, Colouring Pencils
Glue Stick
Scissors
Ribbon/String
Sticky Tape
A Photo of your Arty Crafty Kid!
Printer

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Step 1: To begin, download the template and gather your materials.

With our template, your Arty Crafty Kids have the choice of coloring in an Angel’s face or/and using their own photo!

Once you have downloaded the template, make sure you select ‘fit-to-page’ in the printing options!

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Step 2: Colour in the template with your Arty Crafty Kids choice of medium.

We used coloured felt tips and metallic pens.

With the blank wings and body, your Arty Crafty Kids have free reign to create their own designs – encourage them to get creative!

Perhaps add glitter or sequins for some extra sparkle.

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Step 3: Once the Angel is coloured in and decorated, cut out the individual parts.

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Step 4: Curl the body into a cone shape and secure with glue.

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Step 5: Add your Arty Crafty Kids choice of face (a photo or template) and wings.

Add a hanging hoop using ribbon or string to the back of the Angel Ornament.

Paper Angel Christmas Ornament Template

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Our Paper Angel Christmas Ornament forms part of our growing ‘colour and create’ series, which also includes some gorgeous Paper Baubles.

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Fresh and Inspired Kids Christmas Crafts

This year, there’s amazing array of new Kids Christmas Crafts about and when you think you’ve seen it all before, something fresh and inspired catches your eye. Well today, I have the pleasure of showing you more than 30 show-stopping Christmas Crafts for Kids.

You will see Santa crafts, as you’ve never seen Santa before.

Bright, colourful Christmas Trees created from unusual process-led painting techniques.

Ornaments of all different shapes and sizes, with reusing and repurposing common materials featured as a recurrent theme throughout the round-up.

So without further ado, let’s take a look! 

30+ Fresh and Inspired Kids Christmas Crafts 

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Newspaper Santa Claus | I Heart Crafty Things

Handprint Christmas Tree | The Best Ideas for Kids

Unicorn Wood Slice Ornaments | I Heart Crafty Things

Paper Bauble Reindeer | Easy Peasy and Fun

Popsicle Christmas Tree | Arty Crafty Kids

Angel Popsicle Photo Frame Ornament | The Keeper of Cheerios

Peace Salt Dough Handprint Ornament | The Imagination Tree

Scrape Painted Christmas Tree | Hello Wonderful

Footprint Keepsake Clay Bowl | Messy Little Monster

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Dancing Elf Newspaper Craft | Kids Crafts Room

Quilled Newspaper Paper Tree | Red Ted Art

Pine Cone Angel | Fireflies and Mudpies

Process-Led Cardboard Christmas Tree Garland | Arty Crafty Kids

Colour and Create Paper Bauble | Arty Crafty Kids

Button Cardboard Photo Frame Ornament | Hello Wonderful

Fork Painted Christmas Craft | The Pinterested Parent

Popsicle Stick Snowman Hat Ornament | Fireflies and Mudpies

Paper Christmas Tree | I Heart Crafty Things

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Glitter Handprint Ornament | Mama Papa Bubba

Doily Christmas Tree | Buggy & Buddy

Glitter Handprint Ornament | Arty Crafty Kids

Paper Baubles | Red Ted Art

Paper Plate Santa Claus | Arty Crafty Kids

DIY Advent Calendar | Art Campla

Assemblage Christmas Trees | Art Bar

Monochromatic Metallic Wreath | Make it Your Own

Yarn Christmas Trees | Babble Dabble Do

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Cardboard Button Photo Frame Ornament | Hello Wonderful

Nature Inspired Christmas Tree | Mother Natured

Bilingual Christmas Card with Colouring-in Printables | Box of Ideas

Yarn Wrapped Wreath | Paper and Glue

Paper Christmas Trees | Hattifant

3D Paper Christmas Tree | Twitchetts

Cardboard Tube Snowflakes | CookinwithMrsG

Rock and Cardboard Christmas Tree | Make it Your Own

 

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Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree Craft

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If you’re looking for an easy, cute and fun Christmas Craft for your preschooler, then you’re in the right place! This Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree Craft is perfect for little hands and great for encouraging creativity. Using scrap paper and loose parts, kids will love cutting and sticking to create unique and colourful Christmas Trees.

Add a piece of thread and the Popsicle Trees are transformed into gorgeous ornaments.

Add a photo of your Arty Crafty Kids and you have a personalised keepsake.

While simple, this is a wonderfully open-ended activity where kids will create some crafty Christmas magic!

Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree Craft: Materials and Tutorial

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Jumbo Popsicle Sticks
Loose Parts including Buttons, Sequins etc
PVA Glue (or/and Hot Glue Gun)
Paper Clips ( used with PVA Glue)
Scrap Paper/Ribbon/Lace etc
Scissors
Paint (optional)

Arty Crafty Kids | Christmas Crafts for Kids | Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree Craft #christmastreecraft #kidschristmascraft #christmascraftsforkids #kidscraftsStep 1: Assemble the popsicle sticks into a triangular shape and secure.

If you are using PVA glue, add paper clips to the corners while the glue tries.

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Step 2: Cut up the ribbon and scrap paper, and glue each piece onto the frame, covering the gap.

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Step 3: Continue this process, mixing and matching the materials until the gap is completely filled and then leave the ‘Christmas Tree’ to dry.

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Step 4: Turn the popsicle frame over and trim the excess paper to the shape of the triangle. 

Decorate the frame with loose parts.

And complete by adding a star (either draw this onto a separate piece of paper and cut or use a sticker) and popsicle trunk.

The Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree Craft is now Complete! 

For more simple crafts for preschoolers, take a look at our variety of Christmas Paper Plate Crafts, Cardboard Christmas Tree Garland, and Toddler Christmas Trees

Happy Crafting!

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Colour and Create Christmas Paper Bauble

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Homemade is best-made at Christmas time and with three festive designs to choose from, this colour and create Christmas Paper Bauble will add some individual gorgeousness to the Christmas Tree!

Each template creates two baubles and can also be paired with beautiful and bold coloured, sparkly or/and patterned paper.

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Add glitter or sequins for some extra bling.

Ribbon and beads for some extra glam.

As well as easy, this Colour and Create Christmas Paper Bauble is wonderfully open-ended and can be enjoyed by adults and kids both big and small, making this a great family inclusive craft.

Colour and Create Christmas Paper Bauble: Materials and Tutorial

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Download the Templates found at the bottom of this post!
(optional extra) Construction Paper – Plain and Patterned
Split Pin
Glue Stick
Scissors
Cotton/String/Yarn
Decorative Beads – Pony Beads are perfect for little hands!

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Step 1: Download the templates.

Print.

Colour.

And Cut!

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Step 2: For best results, use 4 strips of paper for each bauble.

Level the cut up strips of paper and fold in half to create a central crease.

This will be used as a marker for the next step!

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Step 3: Take a split pin and pierce it through each piece of paper via the crease made in Step 2.

Spread the pieces of paper to form an even ‘snowflake shape’ as shown above.

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Step 4: Starting from the bottom of the pile, join the two ends of the paper strip. 

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Step 5: Continue the process of adjoining the paper ends, layering the paper on top of the previous.

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TIP: A glue stick is perfect for this process. It will not leave the paper soggy or heavy and is plenty ‘sticky’ enough to hold the bauble together!

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Step 6: Secure a piece of thread to the head of the split pin and finish off with a few threaded beads!

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Colour and Create Christmas Paper Bauble: DOWNLOAD the Template! 

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I hope you enjoy the Arty Crafty Kids Colour & Create experience!

For more Christmas inspiration, check out:

18 Fabulous Paper Plate Christmas Crafts for Kids 

Glitter Handprint Clay Ornament 

Easy Christmas Tree Garland

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Fabulous Paper Plate Christmas Crafts

Arty Crafty Kids | Christmas | 18 Fabulous Paper Plate Christmas Crafts for Kids!

I’m a BIG fan of paper plate crafts, especially at Christmas time. Today I have the pleasure of showing you a gorgeous variety of 18 Fabulous Paper Plate Christmas Crafts that will not only get you in the mood for some Christmas crafting, but will leave you wanting to dive straight in!

Within this inspired collection, you will find the usual favourites. However, there’s nothing ‘usual’ about these crafts…

These Christmas crafts offer a creative twist on the ‘usual’, with curly beards and hair added to Santa and Mrs Claus for maximum effect. Christmas Trees with a 3D perspective and characterised, with enhanced fine motor crafting. You will also find woven snowflakes, a personalised snowglobe and much much more…

Sound good?

Let’s take a closer look!

18 Fabulous Paper Plate Christmas Crafts 

Arty Crafty Kids | Christmas | 18 Fabulous Paper Plate Christmas Crafts for Kids!

Super Cute Paper Plate Angels | Crafty Morning 

Practice basic sewing skills with these Snowflake Paper Plates | I Heart Crafty Things

Gorgeous Paper Plate Characterised Christmas Trees | Pink Stripey Socks

Christmas Tree Mobile | Red Ted Art

Easy Paper Plate Baubles with Scrap Paper | Arty Crafty Kids

Rocking Paper Plate Santa | Easy Peasy and Fun

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3D Paper Plate Christmas Tree | Arty Crafty Kids

Paper Plate Christmas Trees with Scrap Paper | Non-Toy-Gifts

Paper Plate Snowman | Easy Peasy and Fun

Paper Plate Santa Claus | Arty Crafty Kids

Paper Plate Christmas Elves | Arty Crafty Kids

Scrunched up Paper Plate Wreath | Happiness is Homemade

 

Arty Crafty Kids | Christmas | 18 Fabulous Paper Plate Christmas Crafts for Kids!

Paper Plate Mrs Claus | Arty Crafty Kids

Handprint Paper Plate Rudolf | Kids Activities Blog

Paper Plate Rudolph with Sticks | Arty Crafty Kids

Clear Paper Plate Snowglobe | Fireflies and Mudpies

Paper Plate Christmas Trees | I Heart Crafty Things

Woven Paper Plate Christmas Tree | Non-Toy-Gifts

Now that you have seen all 18 of these Fabulous Paper Plate Christmas Crafts do you have a favourite?

Perhaps you’ve already tried a few with the kiddies?

Pop over to the Arty Crafty Kids Club on Facebook to share your kids’ creative Christmas creations…

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Paper Plate Christmas Tree Craft

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“Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree”  – T’is the season of joy and merriment, and of course Christmas crafting! Today I have the best 3D Paper Plate Christmas Tree Craft to show you. Not only is it 3D, with actual spikes and glitter, it’s also really easy and a great fine motor craft for preschoolers and beyond.

So let’s gather our supplies and get started!

Paper Plate Christmas Tree Craft: Materials and Tutorial 

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Paper Plate
Green Paint
Green Construction Paper
Glitter (plate or glitter tray recommended)
Yarn or String
PVA Glue
Scissors
Stapler

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Step 1: Create a slit from the edge of the paper plate to the centre.

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Step 2: Curl the paper plate around to create a cone shape and secure with staples.

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Step 3: Paint the cone green and leave to dry.

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Step 4: While the paper plate is drying, cut a few pieces of construction paper into strips (as shown above).

The most observant of you will notice that the strips have been cut with different widths – this is deliberate and not a trick of the eye!

As you cut the strips into triangles, try to keep them in size order (this will help with the next step!).

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Step 5: Start with the largest set of triangles and create a small fold along the straight edge of the triangle. Attach the triangle via the fold with PVA Glue. The curve of the paper plate will force the paper to point away from the paper plate, creating a ‘spiky pine’ effect.

 

Start the process from the bottom of the paper plate and gradually work your way around, using the largest triangles at the bottom and smallest on top!

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Step 6: (Optional) Add a small amount of glue to the tips of the green paper and sprinkle with glitter.

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Step 7: Wrap a piece of yarn or string between the paper for some additional decor and finish off with a paper star.

Simply draw a star shape on the back of some coloured or glitter paper. Cut it out and glue to the top of the tree!

The 3D Paper Plate Christmas Tree Craft is now Complete! 

Unlike last years 3D Paper Plate Christmas Tree, this tree will take a little more time and patience, which makes it an amazingly rewarding craft for older children. As always, it’s all about the process and having fun, and I would love to see your children’s creations over in the Arty Crafty Kids Club facebook group!

For more Christmas Craft inspiration, you may also enjoy the following jolly crafts….

Paper Plate Santa Claus

Paper Plate Mrs Claus

Paper Plate Christmas Elf

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Paper Plate Mrs Claus Christmas Craft

With our Christmas crafting in full swing, we’ve been making paper plate Santa’s, Rudolph’s and even Elves. However, in my search for further inspiration, I noticed that Mrs Claus is hugely unrepresented and virtually non-existent within the kids’ crafts arena. Today, I have the pleasure of changing that, with a super cute Paper Plate Mrs Claus Christmas Craft!

Mrs. Claus, with her luscious paper locks and adorable shiny red nose, is perfectly paired with our Paper Plate Santa, whom also models a gorgeous set of ringlets.

This craft is super easy and can be adapted to suit a broad age group. Little Hands may prefer straight paper locks, while older children can challenge and work their fine motor skills by curling paper to create curls and ringlets.

Paper Plate Mrs. Claus Christmas Craft: Materials and Tutorial

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Step 1: Mix the paints to create the desired skin tone then paint the paper plate as shown in the image above.

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Step 2: Cut a piece of white paper into multiple strips (between 1-2cm wide) and roll each individual peice around a pencil to make the paper curl.

For thick tight curls, avoid unraveling the paper and simply slide it carefully off the pencil.

To create ringlet curls, remove the pencil by dragging it in a downwards motion, pulling the paper out from the centre of the curl

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Step 3: Using PVA glue, attach the curled paper along the gap between the hat and face.

Add some extended ringlet curls around the edge of the paper plate to create hair.

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Step 4: Add a big red nose, a pair of eyes, a smile and rosy cheeks using paint and a black sharpie pen.

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Step 5: Finish the Paper Plate Mrs Claus Christmas Craft by adding a row of cotton wall balls along the paper fringe and at another single cotton ball at the tip of the festive hat.

 

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Your Arty Crafty Kids will now have their very own…

Paper Plate Mrs Claus Christmas Craft!

For more ideas this Christmas, take a look at our adorable Paper Plate Elves, Paper Plate Rudolph and of course the big man himself, Santa!

 

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