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Paper Plate Holders

These paper plate holders will be a delightful creation for your kids to put their special little things into. In fact, you should (I hope!) find it much easier to encourage them to tidy up when they're storing their treasures in holders they've made for themselves!

What you need to make Paper Plate Holders...

  • two paper plates
  • hole punch
  • scraps of yarn
  • paints, markers or crayons


Gather your craft materials together and prepare your work space.

Cut one of the paper plates in half.  Lay the whole plate on the table, then turn the half plate upside down. Place it on top of the whole plate so that it forms a pocket.

Make holes all the way around the outside of the plates with a hole punch. 

Using a scrap of yarn, 'sew' the plates together by passing the yarn through the holes you've made, starting and ending at the top of the plate. Make sure the piece of yarn is longer than needed - that way you'll have some extra at the top which you can tie off and use to hang the plate on a hook.

Your children can then decorate their plates however they wish, using markers, crayons, paints and even some glitter!

These holders make the perfect place to keep treasured photographs and special notes.

Would you like to print out an Instruction Sheet for this activity?

Click on the download button to get your copy of the Paper Plate Holder Instruction Sheet.  The pdf will open in a new tab and you can either save it or print it from there.

Please do feel free to share this sheet with anyone who might like to engage their kids in this activity!

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