Christmas is a time of generosity and giving, a time of fun and festivity. And while all that may be true, it does NOT mean we have to open our pocketbooks for every activity and piece of decor we want! In fact, I’ve found over the years that my favorite traditions and displays are simple, stress free, and all about the experience over the hassle. Enter simple crafts. This year I thought it would be fun to try out some very doable, inexpensive, yet worthwhile paper plate crafts that everyone in the family can enjoy. Here are 10 paper plate Christmas crafts for kids (and kids at heart, too!).
Oh, Christmas Tree!
Oh, Christmas Tree, Oh, Christmas Tree!
How lovely are thy branches!
Your boughs so green and truly grand,
You even have a fancy stand!
Frosty the Snowman
Was a jolly, happy mate
With a paper hat and a button grin,
And a head made from a plate.
Deck the Halls
Deck the halls of boughs of holly, Fa la la la la la la la la!
‘Tis the season to be jolly, Fa la la la la la la la la la!
Hang we now our wreath of paper, Fa la la la la la la la la la!
With bow and candle, this is no caper, Fa la la la la la la la la!
Sleigh bells ring, are you listening?
In the lane, snow is glistening.
Snow globes will elate,
When made from paper plates,
Crafting in a winter wonderland.
Candy Cane Lane
Just a hint of peppermint
And everything begins to feel like Christmas!
There’s nothin’ like a sweet walk path,
So baby let’s go take a stroll down Candy Cane Lane.
Somewhere In My Memory
Candles in the window, shadows painting the celing,
Gazing at the fire glow, feeling that gingerbread feeling.
Precious moments, special people, happy faces, I can see.
Paper plate windows will become a cherished holiday mem’ry.
Let It Snow!
Oh the weather outside is frightful,
but the fire is so delightful,
And since paper plate yarn flakes are pretty for show,
Let them sew, let them sew, let them sew!
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
Good tidings we bring
To you and your kin.
Good tidings from paper plate banners
Festive decor that’s worth a grin!
Angels We Have Heard On High
Angels we have heard on high,
Sweetly singing o’er the plains.
A most angelic craft I do spy,
From these paper plate place holders you shant restrain.
Jolly Old Saint Nicholas
Jolly Old Saint Nicholas, lean your ear this way!
Don’t you tell a single soul what I’m going to say.
Here’s a paper plate craft
That’ll have you shouting, “Ho! Ho! Ho!” all the day!