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Bleeding Tissue Paper Earth Craft

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Have you ever tried painting with tissue paper? This bleeding tissue paper Earth is perfect for Earth Day.

Painting with bleeding tissue paper is a favorite of ours. I am not sure what is more fun, ripping up the pieces of tissue paper or using the spray bottle and watching the colors run. Either way, we love this process. We have made snowflakes for the winter and spooky trees for the fall. The spring is here and Earth Day is right around the corner. This bleeding tissue paper Earth seemed like the perfect craft.

Painting with bleeding tissue paper. Paper plate bleeding tissue paper Earth Day arts and craft for kids.

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Paper Plate Cloud Guy Craft

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If your kids are Trolls fan, you have to try this cute and funny paper plate craft inspired by Cloud Guy.

We bought the movie Trolls last week. Since we bought it, we have watched it three or four times. My daughter loves those adorable Trolls, but our favorite character is by far the cloud. His part is a small one, but it is memorable.  She loves him so much, that a Cloud Guy craft was a must.

Paper Plate Craft inspired by Cloud Guy character from the Dreamworks movie Trolls. Kid's arts and crafts

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The “Cloud Guy” looked like a simple enough character to make, so I wanted to make one with my daughter.

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Paper Plate Hand Fans

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While everyone just finished welcoming in the New Year, my family and I are awaiting another New Year’s celebration.  January 28th is the Chinese Lunar New Year and for my Vietnamese family it is Tết .
Painted Paper Plate Hand Fans. Great for Chinese Lunar New Year or Vietnamese Tet. Kid's & preschooler cultural arts and crafts ideas.

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I have been talking to my daughter about the upcoming holiday, so over the weekend, we made some crafts to help ring in the New Year. I can remember being a little girl and loving my mother’s beautiful hand fans. I thought that making some of our own would be a fun project that my 4 year old would enjoy.

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Trim Santa’s Beard Cutting Activity

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My daughter loves using scissors. She got her first pair of safety scissors when she was two. She loves cutting activities and crafts. Among some of her favorites were a simple paper plate hair cutting activity and a trim the Christmas tree one. Trim Santa's beard cutting activity for Christmas. A wonderful kid's arts and crafts and fine motor skill activity. A fun way to teach toddlers and preschoolers how to cut. Paper plate crafts.

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Working on scissor skills is great for your child’s fine motor skills and their hand eye coordination. Scissors are also a useful tool and if your child is anything like mine is, it is also a fun activity.

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Paper Plate Owl Suncatcher

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paper plate owl silhouette suncatcher - tissue paper arts crafts - fall and autumn and halloween projects

I adore owls. I have since I was a little girl. My home is filled with owl knicks knacks and wall hangings. My daughter inherited her mother’s love. Her favorite blanket just happens to be a beautiful owl blanket that a sweet friend made for her for my baby shower.

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Nature Crowns

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Paper Plate Nature crown craft made with flowers & leaves. Kids arts & crafts..

We love making nature crafts in our house. I am not certain what is more fun, gathering up the materials or actually making the craft.

For this craft we gathered a variety of ferns, leaves & flowers. Be sure to shake off everything to get rid of bugs.

Paint a paper plate in green & let dry. Cut the center out to form a ring. Use a hole punch to punch holes all around the ring.

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Poke the plants and flowers into the punched holes on the plate. Thicker bunches of ferns & leaves should fit nicely, but some of the flowers & leaves may need to be taped down under the paper plate.

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If you want to add more plants or flowers, add more holes with the punch. To add a little something extra, we glued a few gemstones around the crown.

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Paper Plate Nature crown craft made with flowers & leaves. Kids arts & crafts,

My daughter could not wait to put on her crown. She looked like a nature princess.

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Paper Plate Nature crown craft made with flowers & leaves. Kids arts & crafts

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Paper Plate Easter Egg Changer

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Paper plate Easter Egg kid's craft - spin the plates to change your designs,

My daughter is getting into the Easter spirit. We made some Easter printables a couple of weeks ago & she loved coloring & painting them, especially the eggs. She has been drawing up a storm lately & her main subject has been Easter eggs.

I thought that we could keep the egg theme going with this cute paper plate craft.

Paper plate Easter Egg kid's craft - spin the plates to change your designs,

All you will need is 2 paper plates, paints, crayons or markers & a split pin.

Draw & cut a couple of egg shapes out of one of the paper plates.

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Draw or paint an Easter message or design on the front of that plate.

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You can do the next part one of two ways.

  1. You can paint or color on the back of the 2nd paper plate with random designs.

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Paper Plate Easter Egg Spinner & Changer - fun craft for kids

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2. You can use a split pin to join the other paper plate to the back of the first & decorate the eggs through the egg-shaped opening in different positions.

My daughter opted for the second option.

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She did a great job & was very excited to show me her beautiful eggs.

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If you liked this Easter craft, take a look at some of our others.

Dixie Cup Mini Easter Baskets

Paper Plate Easter Bonnets

Craft Stick Easter Baskets

Pasta Shell Bunnies

Sew & Weave Easter Bonnets

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Paper Plate Miss Spider Craft

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Miss Spider's Tea Party Inspired Paper Plate Craft For Kids

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Lately, we have been reading a larger than usual amount of books. My daughter has a lot of new books that she wants us to read together and then of course all of her old favorites that she still wants to hear every day. One of those favorites is Miss Spider’s Tea Party. We read it almost every day.

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As we were reading a few nights ago, my daughter asked if we could make our own Miss Spider, so yesterday, that is what we did.

What you will need:

Paper plate

Paper bowl

Yellow paint

Black, yellow & red construction paper

Black pipe cleaners

Green googly eyes

Markers

Glue

Directions:

Paint the paper plate & bowl in yellow.

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Dab yellow paint onto 8 black pipe cleaners.

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Cut out spots & a jagged stripe for Miss Spider’s back out of black construction paper & cut her hair out of red.

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Glue the spots & stripe on the paper plate.

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Cut a triangular nose out of yellow construction paper. Glue the hair, nose & googly eyes to the bowl. Draw on a smiley face & eyelashes.

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Mai pointed out that Miss Spider also has white freckles on her face & she grabbed a white marker to add those on too.

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Glue the pipe cleaners in place for legs. I used a glue gun for the legs. (Operate caution when using a glue gun. Not recommended for small children.) Glue the paper bowl head to the paper plate body. Mai wanted hers to look like Miss Spider on the cover & I chose to make mine like one of the illustrations inside the book.

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My daughter also reminded me that Miss Spider needed a cup of tea, so we cut 2 cups of tea out of construction paper too. Mai was so excited about her finished Miss Spider.

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Paper Plate Kid's Craft inspired by Miss Spider's Tea Party

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Pipe Cleaner and Candy Cane Angels

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pipe cleaner and paper plate angel craft. Christmas and winter arts and crafts projects for kids. THis could be made into a fairy as well.

It is almost here. Christmas is just a few days away. It has been a fun holiday season with our daughter. We have enjoyed singing carols together & snuggling up and watching Elf & the Grinch. Our daughter has also discovered just how much she loves candy canes. We have been to many Christmas parties this season & have met with Santa 4 times and each time she has accumulated a few candy canes. Candy canes are a great treats & they also make lovely and festive crafts.

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Paper Plate Rudolph & Friends Inspired Masks

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Paper Plate Rudolph & friends character masks - Christmas Crafts for the kids

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This holiday season with our daughter has been a fun one. She has a greater appreciation and understanding of the holidays this year & all the magic and wonder in her eyes make my heart smile. This is the first year of her watching the Christmas classics with us. She has enjoyed each and every one. Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer was on the other day. At first it frightened her because of the Abominable Snowman, but once we explained that he was nice, she loved him.

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