DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Paper Plate Dog Craft
Contributed by Leanne Guenther
This adorable dog craft uses a printable template and a
paper plate to make a project suitable for a pets, mammals, or
letter D theme or just for fun.
If you cut out holes instead of using the template eyes, you
can convert your dog craft to a dog mask. Attach a paint stir stick or tongue depressor to allow your child to hold it up to their face.
- grey paint and paintbrush (or you can keep his face white if you
don't feel like painting).
- black marker for freckles.
- paper plate,
- something to color with (or color printer),
- Optional: You can substitute large wiggly eyes for the template eyes.
- Optional FOR MASK: Paint Stir Stick
, thin strip of wood or
- Paint the bottom of the paper plate gray (or you can leave it white
if you prefer).
- Print out the craft template of choice.
- Color (if using the black and white version of the craft) and cut out the template pieces. Most of the pieces are simple enough shapes for
young children to cut out, but if needed, an adult can help with
some of the harder pieces (the ears and the hair).
- Glue the pieces to the plate to make a dog face:
- Glue the ears onto either side of the head.
- Glue the hair onto the center top of the head.
- Glue the eyes onto the face under the hair
(or cut out holes for eyes in a mask).
- Glue the eyebrows above the eyes.
- Glue the nose under the eyes.
- Glue the mouth under the nose.
- Use a black marker to add a few freckles on either side of the
Optional: If making a mask, use masking tape or duct tape to
attach a thin strip of wood, a Tongue Depressor
or a Paint Stir Stick
(often free at paint supply and home repair stores -- no more than $1 --
we get dad to pick one up now and then when he's at home depot admiring
the tools *grin*)
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