“D” is for donuts! Make a paper plate donut craft, complete with colourful icing and sprinkles on top! It’s a cute and easy Letter D craft for toddlers and preschoolers.
Ok, this is just a sweet and simple paper plate craft that we made recently for the letter “D”. As you may know, we’ve been working for months, on an A-Z collection of paper plate crafts here in my daycare. Today, we checked off the letter “D” with this fun paper plate donut craft.
Our donut was quick and easy to create, and to make things a little more realistic and interesting, we topped our donut with coloured “sprinkles”.
Isn’t it cute?
Let me show you how we made it!
To make our paper plate donut craft, you’ll need:
- paper plate
- acrylic craft paint (light brown for the donut, your choice for the icing) (affiliate)
- coloured rice “sprinkles” (recipe here)
This is actually the second yummy looking paper plate craft we’ve made recently. Check out our paper plate ice cream craft! The process we used to make that one, was VERY cool!
To make our paper plate donuts, I first asked the hooligans what we should do to make our plate look like a donut. “Cut a hole” was the unanimous response. And so, we cut out the center of the paper plate to make our donut’s hole.
Then we brushed a coat of light brown paint all over the plate giving it a very donut-ish colour.
We let the brown paint dry in the sun for a few moments, and then we topped it with a layer of pink paint – strawberry icing of course!
Your kids can get creative here, thinking up different “flavours” of icing to paint on their donuts. A very dark brown would be great for chocolate lovers. Bright blue, green or purple would look super-yummy too!
When our icing colour was dry, we topped our donuts with some “sprinkles”.
Our sprinkles are actually grains of white rice that we had dyed ourselves.
We use our dyed rice for all kinds of sensory activities, and it comes in handy for decorating crafts like this one! You can see my easy tutorial for dying rice here.
A generous handful of sprinkles glued all over the top of your paper plate donut is a perfect finishing touch!
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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.
Do you follow a routine or schedule for your daycare?
Yes, absolutely! The “bones” of our day always look the same: free play, craft, snack, outdoor time, adventure, lunch, stories, nap, outdoor time and then home, but what we do within those blocks of time are very flexible, and often unstructured. Having that routine provides comfort for the children, as they can guage where we are in our day according to what we’re doing, i.e. they know that outdoor time follows snack, stories and nap follow lunch, and hometime follows our outdoor play after naptime. 🙂
What paint did you use. I’m having a hard time finding washable light brown and pink paint. Thanks.
We use acrylic craft paint for most of our projects, Erica. I’ve updated the post with a link.
I did this craft with my 3 year old and it was great. Thank you. We even had fun mixing colours to get a donut brown b/c we didn’t have any brown paint. Only a couple months ago I threw out our coloured rice that had been around for 2 years. So we coloured just what we needed using liquid water colour and then dried it in the microwave. It worked and she had bright pink and purple sprinkles. Tomorrow we attempt to make real donuts!
Wonderful, Laurie! I’m glad you guys had so much fun. Great thinking, drying the rice in the microwave. I hope your real donuts turned out great!