DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Paper Plate Goat Craft
Contributed by Leanne Guenther
This adorable goat craft uses a printable template and a
paper plate to make a project suitable for a pets, mammals, or
letter G theme or just for fun.
If you cut out holes instead of using the template eyes, you
can convert your goat craft to a goat mask. Attach a paint stir
stick or tongue depressor to
allow your child to hold it up to their face.
- grey or brown paint and paintbrush (or you can keep his face white if you
don't feel like painting).
- 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 brown (or you can leave it white
if you prefer).
- Print out the template of choice.
- Colour (where appropriate) 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 beard and the hair).
- Glue the pieces to the plate to make a goat face:
- Glue the ears onto either side of the head.
- Glue the horns beside the ears.
- 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 nostrils under the eyes.
- Glue the mouth under the nostrils.
- Glue the beard onto the chin.
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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