We love crafting with paper plates and have had fun with paper plates recently. They are so easy to add to and embellish, and pretty cheap too, the perfect crafting material! A few days ago my 7 year old made a paper plate pond, inspired by a visit to our local duck pond.
Easy paper plate pond craft for kids
Bostik Foam Pads
Green and blue tissue paper
Bostik Wide and Fine Glu Pen
Selection of craft leaves and nature stickers
How to make a paper plate pond
The 7 year old cut up the green and blue tissue paper into squares – the green for the grass and the blue for the pond water.
He stuck these to the paper plate using the Bostik Wide and Fine Glu Pen. We left it to dry for an hour. We gathered our supplies for the next stage.
The 7 year old used Foam Pads to attach leaves and foam pictures to the paper plate pond.
This created lots of layers – just like a real pond. We had leaves, and butterflies, as well as dragonflies skimming across the top of the pond.