DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Snowboarder or Skier Paper Plate Craft
This winter sports paper plate craft can be a snowboarder or a skier, whichever you prefer. Tasha (my eldest) loves snowboarding while Kaitlyn (my youngest daughter) loves to ski.
- flesh colored 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),
- Paint the bottom of the paper plate flesh colored (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
- Glue the pieces to the plate to make the snowboarder or skier face:
- Glue the goggles right about the center of the paper plate. If you've never been skiing and are wondering why people wear goggles, it's because you swoosh quite fast down a mountain --
the cold air streaks across your eyes and often causes them to water (making it hard to see if you're about to crash into a snow-covered evergreen tree *grin*) -- it's a little bit similar to
chopping onions. Goggles prevent this from happening so are recommended -- especially for those vying for Olympic Gold! If you're just puttering around on the bunny hill, sunglasses
- Glue the hair at the top of the paper plate. There are two pieces -- the smaller one should go on first and the larger should slightly overlap it. Both can overlap the goggles a
- Glue the toque (winter cap) over top the hair with the pom pom on top of the cap. It looks cute if you tilt the hat a bit, but you can glue it on however you think it looks best
- Glue the mouth near the bottom of the paper plate.
- Glue the nose above the mouth, likely overlapping the goggles a little bit.
- Close the template window after printing to return to this screen.
- Set page margins to zero if you have trouble fitting the template on one page (FILE, PAGE SETUP or FILE, PRINTER SETUP in most browsers).