One of the best things about making crafts is using things that aren’t craft supplies to begin with. One such example is paper plates – its’ such a versatile material to craft with! Paper plates are cheap, easily available and lend themselves to many styles of crafts. Since it’s the season for ghosts and monsters now, we’ve come up with a list of 20 Fun and Frugal paper plate crafts for Halloween- time to take out those paper plates and get your scary on!
20 Fun and Frugal Paper Plate Crafts for Halloween
1. Paper Plate Ghost
Boo! This swirly paper plate ghost from Easy Peasy and Fun is fun to make and can easily double up as a Halloween decoration. Just hang it up and watch it swirl in the air!
2. Paper Plate Spiders
Are your kids a fan of Mr Skinny Legs? If yes, then they’re gonna love making these little spiders from I Heart Crafty Things – a craft that’s also fun to play with!
3. Paper Plate Frankenstein
Frankenstein is commonly associated with this time of year, so it’s only natural that we do a kid craft centered around him. By grabbing some simple supplies like a paper plate, green tissue paper and some glue for this craft from Glued to My Crafts. Now you too can be the “mad scientist” who brings this adorable monster to life!
4. Paper Plate Treat Bag
I think this paper plate spider is the perfect treat bag for a haunted get-together! Gather your candy in this funky little treat bag from Ramblings Of A Crazy Woman.
5. 3D Paperplate Bat Mobile
No, this isn’t Batman’s Batmobile, it’s a fun Halloween craft based on a real bat! Your little ones will love making this Bat Mobile from Kids Craft Room – all you need are your regular craft supplies.
6. Paper Plate Mummy
This fun Halloween craft is great for kids of all ages. There are very few supplies needed and it’s likely you will have everything you need on hand to make this paper plate mummy from My Life of Travels and Adventures.
7. Paper Plate Spiderwebs
This craft is great for toddlers to practice their fine motor skills by threading white yarn through holes you’ve punched into a paper plate to create this simple spider web craft from No Wooden Spoons. Finish with foam stickers or plastic spiders.
8. Halloween Masks
These Paper Plate Calaveras Masks from Scrumdilly Do are apt not only for Day of the Dead parade but for Halloween as well. Customize them to your liking with all kinds of embellishments!
9. Paper Plate Vampire Craft
Vampires have never been cooler than this cute guy! inspired from this tutorial by crafty morning
10. Yarn-Wrapped Paper Plate Jack-o-Lanterns
With a little colorful yarn, you can turn ordinary paper plates into super cute Jack-o-Lanterns for Halloween! Get the full tutorial at Danya Banya.
11. Spooky Eye Halloween Craft
Turn ordinary paper plates into super spooky eyes and place them in strategic corners to give guests a good scare for Halloween! Learn how to make this fun craft from The Classroom Creative.
12. Halloween Paper Plate Silhouette Crafts
I love this idea of making a paper plate silhouette as a part of Halloween decor – simple and classy! Hop onto Pinterested Parent for the full instructions.
13. Paper Plate Black Cat
No Halloween decor or party is complete without the customary black cat. Make these paper plate versions of felines with this simple craft from Crafts by Amanda.
14. Paper Plate Witch Hat
Here’s a fun new Halloween craft for the kids – a witch hat made from a paper plate! Hop onto Craftulate for the tutorial.
15. Spooky Paper Plate Wreaths
Halloween crafts for kids need not be always scary! Here is an easy Wreaths craft from Kids Play Box for younger kids to make.
16. Mr Bones Paper Plate Skeleton
Need a quick, easy, and not so-scary Halloween craft to do with the kids? Making your own paper plate skeleton is a great option and is also a fun piece of Halloween decor from Mom Endeavours!
17. Paper Plate Halloween Wreath
The personalized hand print spider in this cute wreath craft from I Heart Arts and Crafts gives it the perfect touch! Would be a great idea to do every year with your kids so they can see how big their spider gets.
18. Candy Corn Bunting
No Halloween is complete without the quintessential candy corn treats. Check out this simple yet cute candy corn bunting from Typically Simple made with…paper plates of course!!
19. Paper Plate Witch
Whats Halloween without witches? Check out this simple witch craft from Crafty Morning using paper plates and kids’ hand prints.
20. DIY Gigantic Styrofoam Plate Spiders
Imagine how it would be to have a swarm of paper plate spiders take over your house as part of Halloween party decor. Luckily they are the cute kind that one doesn’t mind having around!
These Halloween paper plate crafts are pretty simple to make and don’t require too many special materials. Kids of all ages will enjoy making them, so what are you waiting for? Create a “spook-tacular” and memorable Halloween with some special DIY from the kids!