Cute Paper Plate Dog Craft

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Cute Paper Plate Dog Craft

Introduction:

Learn how to make a paper plate dog with some help from our instructions below. What’s great about this project is that it’s a cut-and-paste activity where kids can develop their scissor skills and learn how to visualize and assemble. Nobody can resist the adorableness of dogs! Print this free printable dog sheet for you and your kids to have fun and enjoy. We made it extra adorable by making a dalmatian fireman for this printable!

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Tools

  • Scissors
  • Black Marker

Supplies

  • Paper Plate
  • Glue
  • Printable We recommend downloading the printable in an A4 thick vellum board but a regular bond paper will do!
How to Make a Paper Plate Dog - Materials
How to Make a Paper Plate Dog - Materials

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Step 1

Prepare the paper plate dog printable

How to Make a Paper Plate Dog -Step 1

Print the free printable by clicking the yellow download button above.

Use this activity to practice scissor cutting.

How to Make a Paper Plate Dog -Step 2

Cut along outer outline of each shapes. Once cut, it should consist of 5 elements.

How to Make a Paper Plate Dog -Step 3

Cut the elements of the second page as well.

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The other page consist of 3 cutouts.

Step 2

Decorate the ears

How to Make a Paper Plate Dog -Step 5

Grab the ear cutout

How to Make a Paper Plate Dog -Step 6

Draw some Dalmatian patterns on the ear like the sample image above.

It does not have to be copied exactly like the sample image. Make your own pattern and get creative!

How to Make a Paper Plate Dog -Step 7

Do the same on the other ear. Draw some irregularly shaped spots likes what you usually see in Dalmatian.

How to Make a Paper Plate Dog -Step 8

Fill each spot with black using a marker, crayon, or paint.

How to Make a Paper Plate Dog -Step 9

The Dalmatian's ear is now done!

Step 3

Assemble the ears and hat of the paper plate dog

How to Make a Paper Plate Dog -Step 10

Grab the cutouts made from the printable and a piece of a paper plate.

How to Make a Paper Plate Dog -Step 11

Stick the ears on the upper left and right sides. Position it at a slightly diagonal angle like the sample image above.

How to Make a Paper Plate Dog -Step 12

Stick the fireman’s hat on the top edge of the paper plate.

Step 4

Attach the eyes, mouth, and nose of the paper plate dog

How to Make a Paper Plate Dog -Step 13

Position the pair of eyes below the hat.

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Stick the mouth at the bottom part of the paper plate.

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Stick the nose at the center. It should slightly overlap the mouth cutout. Lastly, stick the collar at the bottom backside of the paper plate.

Step 5

Draw some Dalmatian spots on the dog’s face.

How to Make a Paper Plate Dog -Step 17

Once all the cutouts have been assembled, add some Dalmatian spots on the paper plate.

How to Make a Paper Plate Dog -Step 17

Optional: Give your dog a name! Write on the bone tag what name you’d like this dog to have.

How to Make a Paper Plate Dog - Finish

The paper plate dog is done! We hope you had fun making this cut-and-paste dalmatian!

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Reminds me of my dog ahaha

  2. Good way to practice m kid’s art skilss

  3. I enjoyed making this, thanks for the printable and for sharing

  4. Could be better if they give us other printables – but still a good read 🙂

    • It’s how my dad is a fireman and our dog’s a dalmatian

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