Dozens of fun and easy paper plate crafts for kids make for every letter of the alphabet!
If you’ve come looking for paper plate craft ideas for toddlers, preschoolers and elementary school kids, you’ve just hit pay dirt.
It’s taken us a LONG time to complete this A-Z paper plate craft series. But we’ve done it! We have at least one fun and easy paper plate craft for every letter of the alphabet, and for some letters, we have several craft ideas.
If you’ve been following us for a while, you’ve probably heard me talking about this A-to-Z series for months.
It all started a year and a half ago. One warm, September afternoon, Sophie and I were sitting under the maple tree in the backyard, crafting with paper plates. As we crafted, we reminisced about all of the things we’ve made with paper plates during her years here in my home daycare. As we were rhyming them off, I thought: holy moly, we’ve made a lot of paper plate crafts over the years.
I got thinking it would be fun to add to our collection until we had at least one paper plate craft for each letter of the alphabet. And that’s how the idea for our A-to-Z paper plate craft collection was born.
To organize this mission, Sophie and I made a master-list of crafts that we could make with paper plates. We listed the letters of the alphabet down the left-hand side of a piece of paper. Then beside each letter, we wrote down any paper plate crafts we’d made beginning with that letter. If we’d never made a craft for that letter, we left the space blank.
Over the next year and a half, the daycare kids and I would frequently turned to our master-list to brainstorm ideas for one of the missing letters.
Some of the letters were very challenging!. It took us forever to think of a really good paper plate craft for the letters I and Q. There are lots of things that start with those letters, but not many that you can make out of a paper plate! I think you’ll love what we came up with.
The letters X, Y and Z were challenging too, but we were able to think up some great crafts for those letters too! So, no matter what letter you’re focusing on with your toddlers or preschoolers, we have a paper craft to match it!
I hope you love our A-Z paper plate craft collection as much as we do. We had such a working on it. It was fun to have a series on the go for so long.
Click on the links below to get the instructions for each project.
Paper Plate Crafts for Kids to Make for Every Letter of the Alphabet
Before we begin, I’ll provide you with these affiliate links for two types of paper plates:
**Click the underlined links to see the full instructions for each craft.
Letter A: Paper Plate Apple
Letter I: Paper Plate Ice Cream Sundae
Letter O: Paper Plate Owl
Letter Q: Paper Plate Quilt
Letter R: Paper Plate Rainbow
Letter U: Paper Plate Umbrella
Letter V: Paper Plate Valentines Wreath
Letter X: Paper Plate X-ray
Letter Y: Paper Plate Yarn Art
and last but not least…
Letter Z : our adorable Paper Plate Zebra
A big thanks to the hooligans for all of their brainstorming and creativity, helping me put this fun collection together!
I will continue to add to it each time we make another paper plate craft.
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Jackie is a mom, wife, home daycare provider, and the creative spirit behind Happy Hooligans. She specializes in kids’ crafts and activities, easy recipes, and parenting. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.