Easy Halloween Paper Plate Crafts for Preschoolers

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Halloween paper plate crafts for kids don’t have to be complicated to still have a spooky good time. Learn how to make mummy and monster paper plate crafts with this simple tutorial.

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Spooky season is one of the best excuses for fun crafts with your kids! Our family loves simple crafts that use supplies we already have on hand. Paper plate craft are always a hit.

Paper plates are a really versatile craft supply. I use them for all kinds of things with my kids, from disposable paint palates to durable painting canvases, and so many options in between. Paper plates allow for you to create a wide variety of crafts quickly and easily.

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Halloween Paper Plate Monster and Mummy Crafts

I created these adorable Halloween paper plate crafts for little hands specifically. These Halloween projects are perfect for toddlers, preschoolers and elementary school kids. This craft was designed to be EASY, but also easy to customize and change up!

Supplies Needed for Paper Plate Mummy and Monster

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To make these simple Halloween paper plate crafts for preschoolers, you’ll need the following supplies. Most likely you already have all of these in your home!

  • Paper plates
  • Paint
  • Googly eyes
  • Construction paper
  • White streamer paper, bandage or even toilet paper
  • Glue
  • Paint brush
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How to Make Halloween Paper Plate Crafts for Kids

Make both of these crafts in one afternoon, or save one for another day. Either way, these easy Halloween paper plate crafts are sure to make your little ones giggle as they create them. They also make a great activity for a preschool classroom, or to do during a Halloween party too!

How to Make a Paper Plate Monster

To make the paper plate monster, first cut the center out of paper plates.

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Paint the ring whatever color you want.

While the paint dries, cut out shapes for the monster like hornets, spikes, teeth, spots or whatever else you think of! If your children are old enough, this is a great step for them to have artistic freedom.

hands holding a purple paper plate monster

Once the paint is dry on the paper plate, glue on googly eyes, teeth, spikes or whatever else to make your monster unique.

How to Make a Paper Plate Halloween Mummy

To make the paper plate mummy, start by painting the back of the small paper played with neon paint or any bright color paint.

image shows paper plates with bright paint

Cut three strips of paper streamer or bandage for each mummy craft and glue them on in different directions as shown. If you don’t have streamers or bandage material, you can also use strips of toilet paper for this part.

image show mummy monster faces made with paper plates

Glue the googly eyes on top of the bandages to make the mummy’s face.

Display these Halloween paper plate monsters as cute Halloween decor for years to come. Don’t forget to write your artist’s name on the back, along with the year.

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I hope you and your family love making these cute Halloween paper plate crafts this year! Happy crafting!

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