Kids Craft: Paper Plate Porcupine

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Craft: Paper Plate Porcupine

Yet another use for that pack of paper plates you bought at the dollar store! This craft also uses recycled chipboard – the thin cardboard from which cereal boxes are made.

You will need half of a paper plate (we used dinner size, but I think this would be cute with a dessert paper plate if you have one), brown and black crayons, glue, and pointy strips cut from chipboard. If you like you can color the chipboard before cutting it, but I thought the gray cardboard color was perfect for a porcupine.

paper plate crafts for kids porcupine

Use the black crayon to draw a semi circle on one corner of the back of the paper plate for the porcupine’s face.  Add an eye and nose.  Color the rest of the back of the plate brown.

Glue on the quills! I put a line of liquid glue on the bottom of the back of each quill and let my preschooler stick them on as she wanted. Allow to dry thoroughly before you play with your paper plate porcupine – or as Maggie calls it, “poke-you-pine.”

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