Did you see the Beauty and the Beast craft we posted earlier in the week and the Sleeping Beauty handprint keepsake? Today we are sharing a paper plate craft that is also inspired by the Disney princesses – Cinderella’s carriage! (coach is the word used in our library book) My daughter and I made it together as a fun mommy and me craft. She did the painting and I did the cutting! Read on to see how you can make one too.
This is also part of a fairy tale theme with our preschool buddies so be sure to check out the links at the end for more fairytale fun!
How to make the Paper Plate Cinderella Carriage
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- glitter/glitter paint
- 2 regular-sized paper plates
- 2 small dessert-sized paper plates
- tissue paper
- jewel gem – optional
- Cinderella sticker
Cut the rim area off the 2 smaller plates. Draw a curly-cue and cut along it. Once cut, cut a thin section off by following along where you previously cut. This will make a small gap allowing the spiral wheels to be seen easier.
Have the child paint the wheels with glitter paint or glitter glue. My daughter chose our sparkly blue paint. Paint the bigger paper plate a light blue color or a different color of their choice.
Use an exact-o knife (adult!) to cut an oval shape from the center of the bigger paper plate leaving the bottom uncut. This creates the door. Bend it forward and cut the top half off to create the window. Glue pieces of tissue paper that has been folded and twisted to the back framing this window. Kids can help with this part.
Take a section of the rim that was cut off and cut it in half. Take one of the halves and cut in half again. These 2 smaller pieces are glued (we used tape) to the back side of the plate with the wheels glued to the ends. Paint leaves where the 2 strips meet (the sparkly blue on the bottom of ours).
Use glitter glue or glue + glitter to create lines on the plate. It’s supposed to resemble the indentations in a pumpkin. Add a jewel gem to the top or something else to represent the stem.
Add gold glitter paint (any color) around the door so it frames it. Add a emblem shape on the door. Inside the emblem, write the letter C. We used pink glitter glue for ours and added a line on the door with it too. Set aside to dry.
Glue the second paper plate behind the other one so the rims match. Add a Cinderella sticker, photo of the child, or a drawing!
Stop by our preschool buddies to see what Fairy Tale Activities they are sharing!
Little Red Riding Hood STEM challenge | Hand Made Kids Art
Fairy Tale Mad Libs Printable Activity | Pink Stripey Socks
Three Little Pig Activities & Printables | A Little Pinch of Perfect
Fox Tale Soup Storytelling Bin | I Heart Crafty Things