Halloween Paper Plate Crafts

Halloween Paper Plate Crafts – make a pumpkin, bat and frankenstein using inexpensive paper plates. Perfect for a class Halloween or afternoon craft.

Today I’m sharing some super simple, last minute halloween craft ideas for the kids. Create these cute little halloween characters using dessert plates from the dollar store and short list of supplies that includes:
Cut out the various shapes you’ll need to piece together the bat, pumpkin and frankenstein. I used black craft foam for lots of the pieces but you could use black cardstock if that’s what you have available. Black felt worked well for Frankenstein’s lovely hair. For younger children I like to have all the pieces cut out ahead of time so they can just have fun glueing everything to their plates. Older children will enjoy doing the cutting themselves or even adding the faces using markers.

For the bat you will need a little bit of white craft paint which isn’t pictured in the supply photo above. Paint the bats mouth first so it can dry then add the wings, ears and finish up with some googly eyes + of course his fangs. Create the rest of your paper plate halloween characters as illustrated above.

Have fun crafting with the kiddos and for more simple, kid-friendly Halloween ideas
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I hope you all have a FABulous weekend! We’re looking forward to putting the finishing touches on everyone’s Halloween costumes and spending some time playing outside in the snow! What fun plans do you have?
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Rebecca Cooper is a 38-year-old wife and mother of four from Alberta, Canada. As a photographer, crafter, author, and blogger, she finds joy and fulfillment in celebrating everyday moments. She loves to read and eat chocolate, and is a firm believer in afternoon naps. Rebecca shares her family’s adventures, photo tips, simple craft projects + more right here at Simple as That.

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  1. Kellie says

    These are so cute and so easy! Thanks for sharing them. My little ones and I drew faces and glued fuzzy mustaches on pumpkins today – now we have another project for tomorrow.


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