20+ Paper Plate Christmas Crafts for Kids

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Unleash a world of festive creativity right from your kitchen with paper plate Christmas crafts for kids! As the holiday season twinkles into action, it’s the perfect time to transform everyday items into magical Christmas decorations. Paper plates, often overlooked, are the unsung heroes of the craft world, especially when it comes to creating with little ones.

Dive Into a World of Holiday Craftiness with Paper Plates

Our selection of paper plate Christmas crafts is designed to inspire and delight children of all ages. These projects are wonderfully simple yet incredibly effective, making them ideal for young crafters and their busy parents. From elegant angels and festive wreaths to playful penguins and charming Christmas trees, each craft idea uses basic supplies and easy-to-follow steps.

So, grab those paper plates and let’s add a sprinkle of imaginative fun to your festive season! These crafts are perfect for an afternoon of family crafting, a fun-filled activity for a holiday party, or even as homemade decorations to add a personal touch to your Christmas decor.

Paper Plate Christmas Crafts for Kids

Paper Plate Santa Craft

Create this jolly paper plate Santa craft in this adorable Holiday craft for kids. A fun way to create the big guy this Christmas!

Paper Plate Christmas Tree Craft

This paper plate Christmas tree craft is a fun craft for toddlers and preschoolers. A great fine motor for the holidays.

Twirling Paper Plate Christmas Tree Craft

Get ready to swirl into the holiday spirit with this Twirling Paper Plate Christmas Tree Craft, where each spin brings a whirl of festive fun!

Reindeer Purse

Craft a charming Reindeer Purse that’s not only a stylish festive accessory but also a fun way for kids to carry their own little holiday treasures!

Paper Plate Baubles

These paper plate baubles are simple, mess-free and perfect for younger children, plus they look amazing.

Paper Plate Reindeer Craft for Christmas

Here’s a fun and simple way to turn a paper plate into a cute Christmas reindeer craft. 

Easy Paper Plate Christmas Tree Craft

Use the free template, a paper plate and paper strips to make this easy paper plate Christmas tree craft for kids.

Santa Stuck in the Chimney

Create a hilarious and adorable ‘Santa Stuck in the Chimney’ craft that will have everyone giggling at Santa’s upside-down misadventure!

3D Christmas Tree

Craft a dazzling 3D Christmas Tree from a simple paper plate, and watch as it springs to life, adding a unique and playful touch to your holiday decor!

Paper Plate Reindeer Craft

Transform a simple paper plate into an adorable reindeer, complete with a jolly red nose and playful antlers, in this delightful and easy Paper Plate Reindeer Craft!

Paper Plate Grinch Craft

Unleash your inner Whoville artist with this Paper Plate Grinch Craft, turning a simple plate into a mischievously green, holiday masterpiece!

Paper Plate Peppermint Craft

Create a swirl of holiday fun with our Paper Plate Peppermint Craft, where each twirl brings a minty fresh twist to your Christmas decor!

Paper Plate Christmas Tree Craft

An easy paper plate Christmas tree craft for kids. Use yarn, a paper plate and the free template to make a Christmas craft for the holidays.

Rocking Santa Sleigh Craft 

Get ready to rock around the Christmas tree with this fun and creative Rocking Santa Sleigh Craft that brings Santa’s magical ride to life!

Rocking Elf

Craft your own Rocking Elf with just a few simple materials, and watch it jingle and sway, bringing a playful twist to your holiday decor!

Christmas Tree Hat

Get into the festive spirit by crafting your very own Christmas Tree Hat, a fun and whimsical way to wear your holiday joy right on top of your head!

Paper Plate Gingerbread Man

This Paper Plate Gingerbread Man craft is the perfect holiday activity for kids of all ages to add to your list of fun Christmas crafts.

Paper Plate Angel Craft

Create a heavenly host of angels with our Paper Plate Angel Craft, turning ordinary plates into a celestial celebration for your home!

Paper Plate Christmas Wreath Craft

Make an easy and colorful paper plate wreath for Christmas! This fun festive craft for kids uses just a few basic materials.

Tissue Paper Christmas Trees – The Kitchen Table Classroom

These tissue paper Christmas trees are a fast & easy Christmas craft for any age. Make a Christmas tree from a paper plate & add color with tissue paper!

Elf On The Shelf Paper Plate Craft

Fun elf on the shelf paper plate craft. Download the FREE printable template and make it with the kids. This is a quick and easy, fun project that will keep them busy!

Paper Plate Gingerbread Man

Craft a delightful Paper Plate Gingerbread Man, bringing a dash of sweet charm and creativity to your festive crafting adventures!

Paper Plate Candle Wreath Craft

Light up your holiday decor with a Paper Plate Candle Wreath Craft, where little hands create enchanting candlelit scenes on a simple plate!

Age Suitability

These crafts are good for toddlers aged children 2 years old and up with adult assistance.

Mess Level

The mess level for these crafts vary.

Difficulty to Create 


Toddler and Preschooler Curriculums, Books & TV Show!

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 tha. t 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 share my crafting TV show Curious Crafting which launched in July 2022 on TVOkids and TVOkids YouTube! Season 2 aired in August 2023! My show was also nominated in 2023 for Best Live Action Preschool Series by the Youth Media Alliance Awards of Excellence.

Curious Crafting Season 1 is also now airing in Australia on ABC! Watch it here!

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. 

The Best Sensory Play Kits for Kids

Play is at the core of learning during the early years and it can take many forms. One of the most important of these is sensory play because it engages all of a child’s senses (taste, touch, smell, sight and hearing) and has a enoumous positive impact on brain development.

Our Sensory Play Kits are some fun and easy ways to keep your child engaged while at the same time using sensory play to nurture their mind!

Shop our ready made play kits here.

Designed for preschoolers 3 years old and up.


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