Paper Plate Autumn Craft

Super simple paper plate autumn craft

These Paper Plate Autumn Craft look so gorgeous sitting up on a window as the light filters through. They are such as simple craft to make and resemble much like a dream catcher, sun catcher and also a wind chime with the leaves dangling down.

What you will need?

Books with leaves - autumn craft

You will need paper plates with the centre cut out, a stapler, hole punch, sticky tape, string, PVA craft glue, clear sticky contact (cut to fit the paper plate) and leaves. You may also paint the paper plates for extra colour.

Where to find the books?

Leaf Jumpers by Carole Gerber

Nature Craft Look what I did with a Leaf! By Morteza E. Sohi

Step 1:

how to make a autumn leaf sun catcher
  • Turn the paper plate over so the flat base is facing towards you.
  • Unpeel the paper backing off the clear contact and place it sticky side down.

Step 2:

Autumn Craft Ideas
  • Turn the paper plate over exposing the sticky side of the contact.
  • Arrange the leaves and press them gently on the sticky contact.

Step 3:

Paper Plate Autumn Craft
  • Create 3 small holes in the bottom of the paper plate, ready for tying the string.

Step 4:

Paper Plate Autumn craft - much like a sun catcher or dream catcher
  • Thread and tie a piece of string to each hole.
  • Staple a leaf (or leaves) to each string.

Learning Opportunities

  • Creativity
  • Language development: communicating each stage of the activity.
  • Working collaboratively: sharing and taking turns
  • Sense of pride and achievement of the end product
  • Fine Motor Development
  • Hand-Eye Coordination and Control
  • Cause and Effect

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