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Summer Paper Plate Crafts @PinkStripeySocks

Megan Sanderson2 Comments

Today we are sharing with you these adorable Summer Paper Plate Crafts from Pink Stripey Socks.

So these are my summer inspired paper plate crafts.  They're super easy to make, colorful, quirky, and just scream SUMMER FUN!    Materials Needed to Make Summer Paper Plate Crafts Paper Plates Craft Paint  Paint Brushes Scissors  Exacto Knife Yarn Hole Puncher Stapler Tape Pencils Jumbo Popsicle sticks Construction Paper Glue   Let's Make a Vintage Swimmer Paper Plate Mask! Way back in elementary school we had to wear swimming caps when we went to the public pool.  I hated it because my cap made me look like a strange bald egg.   Now that I'm older, I still don't like the idea of wearing swim caps... but I really dig the way that those cool, retro, vintage swimming caps look.  The colors!  The flowers!  Ooh la la.  They are seriously adorable.  So that's why I made a DIY vintage swimmer paper plate mask.    

So these are my summer inspired paper plate crafts.  They're super easy to make, colorful, quirky, and just scream SUMMER FUN! 



 

Materials Needed to Make Summer Paper Plate Crafts

Paper Plates

Craft Paint 

Paint Brushes

Scissors 

Exacto Knife

Yarn

Hole Puncher

Stapler

Tape

Pencils

Jumbo Popsicle sticks

Construction Paper

Glue

 

Let's Make a Vintage Swimmer Paper Plate Mask!

Way back in elementary school we had to wear swimming caps when we went to the public pool.  I hated it because my cap made me look like a strange bald egg.   Now that I'm older, I still don't like the idea of wearing swim caps... but I really dig the way that those cool, retro, vintage swimming caps look.  The colors!  The flowers!  Ooh la la.  They are seriously adorable.  So that's why I made a DIY vintage swimmer paper plate mask.    

o make the mask, I simply cut out two holes for the eyes.  Then I painted a face on the front of the paper plate and cut out some flowers from construction paper.Then I glued on the flowers and taped on a  jumbo popsicle stick to the back of the paper plate.  

o make the mask, I simply cut out two holes for the eyes.  Then I painted a face on the front of the paper plate and cut out some flowers from construction paper.Then I glued on the flowers and taped on a  jumbo popsicle stick to the back of the paper plate.

 

Now Let's Make Some Food Purses! When I saw Mer Mag's super cute DIY Bunny Plate Purse awhile back I wished for an instant that Chuck was a girl... just so I could make a little purse for him.   (Bad, right?)  With July 4th around the corner, I made these DIY food plate purses... because I love the image of little girls eating at picnics and grill outs... in cute outfits... carrying around some super cute (and yummy) DIY purses. 

Now Let's Make Some Food Purses!

When I saw Mer Mag's super cute DIY Bunny Plate Purse awhile back I wished for an instant that Chuck was a girl... just so I could make a little purse for him.   (Bad, right?)  With July 4th around the corner, I made these DIY food plate purses... because I love the image of little girls eating at picnics and grill outs... in cute outfits... carrying around some super cute (and yummy) DIY purses. 

You need 2 paper plates for each purse.  Here are the ways that I cut out both plates to make each purse:  

You need 2 paper plates for each purse.  Here are the ways that I cut out both plates to make each purse:
 

After cutting the paper plates, I placed them one on top of the other and used a hole punch to punch matching sets of holes in each plate.   Then, I painted the plates to look like a watermelon and doughnut. Once the paint dried, I stapled the plates together and used some yarn to make a little strap.  (I also placed some tape on the ends of the yarn to help it slide through the tiny holes.)   Tada!  And now I have two DIY Food Paper Plate Purses:  

After cutting the paper plates, I placed them one on top of the other and used a hole punch to punch matching sets of holes in each plate.   Then, I painted the plates to look like a watermelon and doughnut. Once the paint dried, I stapled the plates together and used some yarn to make a little strap.  (I also placed some tape on the ends of the yarn to help it slide through the tiny holes.)
 

Tada!  And now I have two DIY Food Paper Plate Purses: