Paper Plate Face Craft for Kids That’s Easy to Make

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Check out this paper plate face if you are looking for a simple but entertaining craft idea.

The kids loved putting it together and it’s always fun to see the different looking faces that were the end result.

Paper Plate Face Craft

Let’s get started. First we will need to gather the materials that were used. If you don’t have all the items on the list, don’t worry. This is a craft that allows for easy substitution. No string? Cut strips of hair from construction paper.

An image of all the materials used to make the paper plate face craft: markers, twine string, orange construction paper, paper plate, googly eyes, glue, and scissors.


  • scissors
  • glue
  • paper plates
  • large googly eyes
  • yarn or twine
  • markers
  • construction
  • paper
An image of the finished paper plate face craft. The paper plate has a purple mouth, blue nose, googly eyes, orange construction paper ears, and twine hair.


  1. Cut ears for your faces using a piece of construction paper.
  2. If the children are very young you can help them do this or do it for them ahead of time.
  3. Glue 2 eyes and 2 ears onto the paper plate.
  4. Cut pieces of yarn or twine to be used as hair and glue to the plate.
  5. That can also be done ahead of time for younger children or with assistance.
  6. Have children draw a nose and a mouth on the paper plate.
  7. Hang on windows and enjoy. 

Tips for a successful craft session

A good starting point with young students is to have them seated in a circle, and explain the concept of a self portrait. You are going to create faces from plates, so they will benefit from knowing what it means.

Put more emphasis on the fact that everyone is different and unique, and no person looks like the other, and that’s the whole point.

Maybe engage the students in conversation and ask questions like ” what are your unique features that you can say? “

Pro tip – Get a small hand mirror and hand it around the group, as each child holds it and watches his own reflection – encourage him to point out his unique features.


We hope you and the children enjoyed this fun craft idea. Depending on the age range of the kids you can get some very well put together faces. We had three year olds assembling the craft, so it looked a little more like a scribbly face, but that’s ok.

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A Pinterest image of the finished paper plate craft and the materials needed to make it. Text reads paper plate craft ideas for kids.