Paper Plate Crafts for Preschoolers

These paper plate crafts for preschoolers are fun and easy to do! Did you know that paper plates can be made into simple baskets, or treat bags, or even colorful decorations? These paper plate crafts for preschoolers are the perfect excuse to work on developing fine motor skills while spending quality time together. This colorful rainbow can be made from a paper plate, and just a few other common craft supplies you probably already have on-hand. Added bonus — it is sure to bring lots of smiles!

Rainbow Paper Plate Craft for Preschoolers

To make a colorful rainbow paper plate craft of your own, you will need:

Invite your child to fold the paper plate in half and use safety scissors to cut along the crease line.

Show your child how to use tape to attach long strips of colorful party streamers or tissue paper. Talk about the rainbow order of colors (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet). Flip the plate over.

Apply washable school glue to the inside of the paper plate and invite your child to add cotton balls on top of the glue.

Allow to dry completely.

Optional — Use a hole punch to add a hole near the top of the rainbow’s arch. Thread string or yarn through the hole to hang your colorful rainbow craft from the ceiling!

Here are 4 more of our favorite paper plate crafts for preschoolers:

Paper Plate Crafts for Preschoolers

More Paper Plate Crafts for Preschoolers:

For more fun with paper plates, follow our Made with Paper Plates board on Pinterest!

Have fun!

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  1. What a neat way to teach kids about the colors of the rainbow! I am working on creating a homeschool/craft room, and colorful projects like this are perfect for decoration! Thank you so much for sharing <3