Easy Animal Paper Plate Crafts for Kids

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We love paper plate crafts for kids! And love animals paper plate crafts even more! This list of fun and easy animal paper plate crafts is a collection of all our best and cutest ideas!

This collection of our best animal paper plate crafts for kids is always being updated! So you will always find something new and creative to make at school or at home with toddlers, preschoolers and Kindergarten aged children. There are even great ideas here for older kids as well!

You and your child will enjoy making all these easy and fun ideas! Many of which toddlers and preschoolers can make all on their own!

Looking for more paper plate crafts? Check out these amazing collections:

Easy Animal Paper Plate Crafts for Kids

Paper Plate Caterpillar Craft for Kids

This paper plate caterpillar craft is so much fun to make with kids! If you need caterpillar craft ideas, this one is a great spring craft!

Paper Plate Ring Toss Bear: Craft and Game for Kids

Adorable Paper Plate Koala Craft for Kids

Make this fun and realistic koala craft with your kids for Chinese or the Lunar New Year or any time of the year!

Paper Plate Teddy Bear Pouch Craft for Kids

This paper plate teddy bear pouch is a fun craft for kids! Create a pouch to store treasures that is as cute as your child’s teddy bear.

Paper Plate Tiger Pouch Craft for Kids

Paper Plate Tiger pouch is a fun and easy craft for preschoolers. It is super easy to make and a great activity to combine with a zoo unit.

Easy Paper Plate Tiger Craft

Paper Plate Tiger is a fun and easy craft for toddlers and preschoolers. It’s a great fine motor skills activity and creates unique tiger!

Rocking Shark Craft for Preschoolers

Rocking paper plate shark craft is an adorable craft to create with kids. Paint a rocking shark using pom poms!

Rocking Ladybug Craft for Spring

Rocking Ladybug Craft is an adorable paper plate craft to do this Spring Day. Create these beautiful ladybug that rocks using dot makers!

Spider Threading Colour Matching Activity

Spider Threading Colour Matching Activity is a fun colour matching and fine motor activity for preschoolers and kindergartners. 

Adorable Bubble Wrap Jellyfish Craft

Save that bubble wrap to make an adorable bubble wrap jellyfish craft! This easy craft is great for preschoolers and kindergarteners. 

Cupcake Liner Fish Craft

Cupcake Liner Fish is a fun preschooler craft to create anytime of the year. The cupcake liners create the perfect fins!

2 Adorable Hedgehog Crafts for Kids

These are such adorable Hedgehog crafts for kids. Your preschooler will have lots of fun making and playing with these fluffy hedgehogs!

Washi Tape & Watercolours Butterfly Craft

Washi Tape Butterfly is a beautiful spring craft for kids. It uses my favorite crafting supplies: washi tape and watercolors!

Paper Plate Cat in the Hat Dr. Seuss Craft for Kids

My kids can’t get enough of the Cat in the Hat! Make this easy fork painted paper plate Cat in the Hat craft for Dr. Seuss week!

Paper Plate Llama Craft

Swimming Octopus Craft

Paper Plate Dinosaur Craft

Simple Animal Holiday Paper Plate Crafts for Kids

Easy Easter Bunny Paper Plate Pouch Craft for Kids

Easter Bunny Paper Plate Pouch Craft is a fun and easy craft for toddlers and preschoolers to create this Easter! Using a paper plate!

Fun Paper Plate Easter Bunny Craft for Kids

Paper Plate Easter Bunny Craft for Kids is a fun and easy craft for toddlers & preschoolers. This cute Bunny craft is a great way for Easter!

Paper Plate Rocking Love Birds Valentine’s Day Craft

Rocking Love Birds Valentine’s Craft is an adorable paper plate craft for toddlers and preschooler to do this Valentine’s Day.

Candy Wrapper Turkey Craft

Candy Wrapper Turkey Craft an easy Turkey craft for Thanksgiving using all that Halloween candy! It is an amazing craft for preschoolers!

Age Suitability for Animal Paper Plate Crafts

These activities are good for toddlers aged children 2 years old and up. My kids are 5, 5 and 8 years old.

Mess Level

The mess level for these activities varies.

Difficulty to Create 


Skills Developed Animal Paper Plate Crafts

Language development, shape recognition, color recognition, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, imaginative play, creativity.

Toddler and Preschooler Curriculums, Books & TV Show!

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Play2Learn Toddler & Preschool Programs for Curious Toddlers

There is no limit to your toddler’s energy and curiosity. That energy and curiosity although a joy can be challenging at times. Their interest in just about everything around them is what makes them great learners. One and two year olds can soak up so much just from their senses!

But as a teacher or parent that thirst for learning can be exhausting. That is why I created this toddler and preschooler program. To help you get the most out of this time with your curious toddler without having to come up with creative ways to play and interact with them.

Play2Learn for Toddlers includes 20 Units for toddlers. Each 2-week toddler unit has 20 super easy to set up and engaging activities for toddlers 18 months to 3 years.

Play2Learn Preschool which includes 20 Units for preschoolers. Each 2-week preschoolers unit has 20 unique and easy to set up and engaging activities for preschoolers 3 years to 5 years. That’s over 800 learning activities for your toddler and preschooler at your fingertips! So many ideas you and your child will never be bored again! 

These toddler and preschool lesson plans and activities will definitely keep you and your toddler and preschooler busy playing and learning!

Click here for more information: Play2Learn

Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.

Book: Exciting Sensory Bins for Curious Kids

Did you know I wrote a book of sensory bins? Click here for more information Exciting Sensory Bin for Curious Kids. Or grab your copy at Amazon

Boring afternoons are made exciting with awesome animal-based bins, like Salty Shark Bay or Yarn Farm. Pretend play bins like Birthday Cake Sensory Play or Bubble Tea Party encourage creativity and imagination. And your kids will have so much fun they won’t even know they’re getting smarter with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities like Sink or Float Soup, Magnetic Letter Hunt or Ice Cream Scoop and Count.

Designed for toddlers 18 months and up.

Book: Super STEAM Activity Book for Kids

Learning all about science, technology, engineering, art, and math sets kids up for scholastic success―and it can be so much fun! Watch kids enjoy building STEAM skills as they color friendly fish, help water find its way to tree roots, solve math problems with mazes, and more. 

Find out more and grab your copy here.

Designed for preschoolers 3 years old and up.

Book: Big Book of Riddles for Kids

Riddle me this: What’s an exciting way to practice critical thinking while having a blast? The Big Riddle Book for Kids, of course! From hilarious puns to tough brain teasers, kids can build problem-solving skills with hundreds of riddles that show them how to think outside the box.

  • 350 riddles for kids—Have hours of fun with riddles, puns and jokes, and math and logic puzzles that’ll get their wheels turning!
  • Level up their skills—Riddles get trickier as kids progress through the book, challenging them as they get better at solving puzzles!
  • Double-check their work—Kids can check their answers in the back of the book with a handy answer key.

Help children expand their minds while having fun with this puzzle book for kids!

Designed for kids ages 6 years old and up.

TV Show: Curious Crafting

I’m so excited to finally share my new crafting TV show Curious Crafting which launched July 1 at on TVOkids and TVOkids YouTube!

Set in the ultimate crafting space, Curious Crafting is a short form pre-school age series about the joy of making crafts. I lead a rotating cast of adorable little preschoolers (including my own) making magic out of common household objects.

In each episode we transform recycled items into magical crafts like a milk carton school bus, paper bag puppet or cotton pad turtle. The crafters learn and laugh their way through each activity while demonstrating what their young imaginations can create. 

Curious Crafting shares the adventure and joy of making art with takeaway lessons for creating crafts at home.

This show designed for toddlers and preschoolers 2.5 years old and up. 


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