Are you ready for Halloween? We are out-of-state visiting family and friends and decided to make some last minute Halloween decorations to display in my brother’s new house where we are staying. I gave my kids square dessert plates and asked them what fun paper plate Halloween characters they wanted to make with them. My son chose a monster and Frankenstein while my daughter chose to make a black cat and also a monster.
How to make the Paper Plate Halloween Characters
- Paper Plates (any size or shape)
- Construction paper
- Glitter Glue
- Pipe cleaners, googly eyes, pom poms, sequins, buttons, etc.
Paint the paper plates. Add on googly eyes.
Paper Plate Frankenstein
My son painted black hair on his paper plate Frankenstein. We used a black markers for the eye, nose, and scar. The bolt/ears are a Popsicle craft stick cut in 2 small pieces, glued together, and then painted gray.
Paper Plate Black Cat
My daughter added on a pom pom nose and pipe cleaner whiskers in colors of her choice. I shaped a black pipe cleaner mouth and glued it on. The ears are made from black construction paper cut into triangle shapes.
Paper Plate Monsters
The kids decorated their paper plate monsters with googly eyes in all different sizes and colors. We added accordion-style legs made with strips of yellow construction paper and feet with black paper. My daughter made arms with pom poms glued to craft sticks. My son made warts on his. His arms are made with pipe cleaners while she wanted to make pipe cleaner antennas. The mouths are drawn on with a black marker.
Making paper plate Halloween characters is a simple, cheap way to get kids crafting up some not-so-scary Halloween decorations suitable for all ages. What would your kids make…. a ghost? Or perhaps a pumpkin or a vampire?