Do your kids love dogs as much as we do? Then they’ll love getting creative with this Paper Plate Dog Craft. It’s nice and easy to make and is sure to put a smile on faces and a wag in tails!
We’ve made a cute brown puppy dog with our paper plate but you can of course customise yours in any way you like.
With creative drawings and patterns, your Paper Plate Puppy can take on any look you want! You might find it fun to create a dog in a likeness to your own real life pet or perhaps your dream pet dog if you don’t have a real one?
Maybe you’re such a huge dog fan, you’d like to craft up a whole pack of dogs? You can never have too much furry cuteness, right?
Can I make a Paper Plate Dog Mask Instead?
Absolutely! Just follow the instructions below, but instead of gluing on paper eyes, simply cut out some eye holes. Then attach some ribbon or elastic at the sides to secure the dog mask to your head.
This Paper Plate Puppy Craft is super simple and loads of fun for preschoolers and older kids too. It’s easy to draw the shapes and patterns you want to make your dog unique, but we’ve also uploaded the sketched dog craft template we used too. (It is just a rough sketch but you might find it useful.)
How to Make a Dog Face Out of a Paper Plate
Let’s Make a Paper Plate Puppy!
1 – First decide what colour you want your puppy dog to be and paint your paper plate accordingly. We chose brown and a darker brown eye patch.
2 – Next you’ll need to cut out the dog’s features from coloured paper or cardstock (or you could paint the on if you prefer). You’ll need a black nose and mouth, a long pink tongue, two brown floppy ears, 2 white outer eyes and 2 black inner eyes. (You can use our dog template if you like. It’s only a rough hand sketched one, but you might find it useful.)
3 – We didn’t have any brown card for the ears so we cut them from scrap cardstock and then painted them.
4 – Colour your two round inner eyes black leaving a small white section for give the impression of reflected light.
5 – Glue the puppy dog’s features onto the front of the paper plate.
6 – Finish off you paper plate dog by gluing the ears onto the back and giving it a long wet floppy pink tongue.
Now your paper plate puppy is ready to give you a big lick and play fetch!
More Paper Plate Animal Craft Ideas:
More Animal Crafts To Enjoy:
- Paper Plates
- Acrylic Paint
- Coloured Paper or Cardstock
- First decide what colour you want your puppy dog to be and paint your paper plate accordingly.
- Next cut the dog’s features from coloured paper or cardstock .You need a black nose and mouth, a pink tongue, two brown ears, two white outer eyes and two black inner eyes.
- Glue the puppy dog’s features onto the front of the paper plate.
- Glue the ears onto the back and giving it a long wet floppy pink tongue.