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Keep the little kids’ creative minds running and let them have fun this holiday season with some paper plate crafts!

For your next arts and crafts activity, the kids can create cute Christmas icons using extra paper plates you might have from your previous party. They can create a paper plate santa, paper plate elf and a paper plate reindeer!

Paper Plates Christmas Characters

You can display it on the wall in their rooms or even add as an ornament to your Christmas tree!

So how about this for the weekend’s family activity?

Get all the extra materials you have from your craft supplies which you think can be used for this project and see how crafty your kids can be!


  • 3 Paper Plates
  • Cotton Balls
  • Scrapbook Paper or Construction Paper
  • Black Sharpie Marker
  • Crayons – brown, peach, dark pink
  • 4 Brown Pipe Cleaners
  • 2 large Pom-Poms or Cotton Balls
  • 1 large Glittery Red Pom-Pom
  • 1 medium Glittery Red Pom-Pom
  • 4″ long Ribbon
  • 1 large Jingle Bell
  • 8 small Glittery Pom-Poms
  • White Craft Glue
  • Tape


  • Scissors

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Thanks to Kix for this great project. You can get step-by-step instructions here