4 Super Easy Christmas Crafts To Do With Your Kids

I mentioned in my recent post on barnyard animal activities that I have a slight obsession with paper plate crafts. Truth be told, I have an obsession with anything that's easy and I can't think of many kids crafts that are much easier than paper plates. I have 4 super easy (and cute) projects you can do with the little ones during the Christmas season. 

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Paper Plate Wreath

Supplies: 

1 Paper plate

Butcher paper or a cloth to paint on

Green paint

Mini Christmas bows, beads or pom poms

Tape 

Prepare: Cut out the center of the of the paper plate. (You can also wait until they are painted and dry which might make painting easier for younger kids.) Assis your child with painting the paper plate with the green plate and let it dry. 

Play: Once the plate has dried, let your child decorate the "wreath". If you are working with a toddler or preschooler, take the opportunity to talk about colors and even patterns. (For example, on our wreath we alternated between red and silver bows. So, I would ask my son which one should go next. If you are using bows, you will want to use tape to reinforce the sticky tab on the bow. 

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Paper Plate Christmas Tree

Supplies: 

1 paper plate

Butcher paper or a cloth to paint on 

Green paint

A mini bow or paper star for the top of the tree 

Small brown construction paper square for the "stump" 

1 piece of red construction paper

Play: Assist your child with painting the paper plate green and let it dry. Once it dries, cut the paper plage in quarters. (It actually works better if you make each part slightly less than equal.) Stack the paper plates from smallest to largest with the point of the paper plate at the top, making it look like a Christmas tree. Glue each part down and place the bow or star at the top of the tree. We left ours plain but you can add beads, pom poms or even sprinkles to the tree. 

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Paper Plate Ornament

Supplies: 

1 Paper Plate

Tissue paper squares 

Glue

Scissors or hole punch

Pipe cleaner, yarn or string 

Prepare: Cut out the center of the paper plate. Cut tissue paper squares, if you don't have them pre-cut. Punch a hole at the top of the circle. 

Play: Let your child spread glue all over the paper plate circle. Then, let your child place the tissue paper squares on top of the glue. For younger children, you can take this time to talk about the colors and the square shapes. Pull the pipe cleaner, yarn or string through the hole and tie (or twist) it to make a loop to hang your ornament. 

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Paper Plate Angel

Supplies: 

The outer part of a paper plate (the scrap from the ornament is perfect) 

1 yellow or plain craft stick

1 small piece of construction paper (white, brown, or cream) 

1 yellow, gold or silver pipe cleaner 

Glue

Black pen or marker 

Christmas sprinkles or gold glitter 

Prepare:  Cut a piece of the outer rim of a paper plate, approximately 6 inches. Cut the pipe cleaner in half and bend a circle at the top part to make the "halo". (Older children can probably do this on their own.) Cut a small circle out of the construction paper and draw a face. 

Play: Assist your child with gluing the craft stick to the center of the paper plate.  Let your child spread glue all over the strip of the paper plate. (You can glue the craft stick at the end but this will be more difficult with the sprinkles and glitter already on.) Then, assisting as needed, have your child pour the sprinkles or glue over the plate. Tape the pipe cleaner to the back of the craft stick and the circle at the top of the stick, under the "halo".

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