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Paper Plate Grinch Craft For Kids

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How The Grinch Stole Christmas is a classic Christmas movie you have to watch each year!

Whether you love the original Boris Karloff one, the Jim Carey version or the newest movie with Benedict Cumberbatch, it’s a holiday tradition.

Since we love the original one the best, we created this easy paper plate Grinch craft for kids.

It’s a simple Christmas craft children of all ages will love making.

Read on below or watch our how to video to see how to make this festive craft with your kids!

How To Make Paper Plate Grinch

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One of our favorite things to do is take simple supplies that you probably already have at home and turn them into fun and cute crafts for kids!

Everything you need to make this Grinch craft is listed below.

Supplies

Directions

Paint the paper plate green all over and let dry completely.

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Download the Grinch template and cut out the pieces. Place the Grinch head template on the paper plate, trace and cut out.

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Glue the eyes about 2 inches down from the top of the Grinch head.

Glue the green nose just below the eyes.

Draw the Grinch’s eyebrows and smile with the pencil, then draw over it with the black marker. Outline the top of the eye and draw two small eyelashes.

Glue the Santa hat fluff to the bottom of the red hat. Glue the hat puff to the pointed end of the hat.

Place the assembled Santa hat on the Grinch’s head and glue into place.

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Downloadable Grinch Template

This is such a simple craft that kids will love to make for the holidays! To make it even easier, we’ve created a free printable Grinch template.

Inside the download file there are two options available. The first option is best suited for home use with 1-2 children. With this option, the template is on 2 pages.

You’ll print this out on white card stock, cut out and then allow the kids to trace it on the correct colored card stock for the piece. This means you’ll have to cut out twice, but you won’t waste an entire sheet of colored paper by printing out more pieces than you need.

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The other pages of the template are for using with multiple children like in the classroom, a daycare center or a library.

With this option, each piece is separated by what color paper it should be printed out on. This way you only need to cut out each piece once so there’s a big time savings!

Doing This Craft As A Family

If you’ve got a variety of kids doing this craft and you want to do it together as a family, we have a few suggestions for you!

To make it easier for young children, we’d recommend having all the pieces cut out and ready to glue.

Since all kids love painting, you can let them paint the paper plate. If you’d rather skip the mess of painting you can also use green paper plates to start with.

Toddlers and some preschoolers will need adult help to outline the eyes, make the eyebrows and draw on the smile.

You can also make this craft into a handwriting practice by drawing on the face details for your child with a a pen, then allowing them to draw and fill them in with a black marker.

Which Grinch Movie Is The Best?

There’s no debate in our house; the original Grinch is our favorite! When asking friends which one is their favorite, we’ve come to realize it usually depends on their age.

Which one is your family’s favorite???

Check out the trailers for each one below:

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We love it when you share how your crafts turn out!

If you made this paper plate Grinch craft with your kids or students we’d love for you to post a picture on our Facebook page or in our private Facebook group!

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Paper Plate Grinch Craft

Paper Plate Grinch Craft

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Drying Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Learn how simple it is to make this paper plate Grinch craft for kids this Christmas season!

Materials

  • Paper plate
  • Green paint (We used this one)
  • Black marker
  • Colored card stock (green, red & white)
  • Glue stick
  • Grinch template (download form at the end of the post)

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

    1. Paint the paper plate green all over and let dry completely. paper plate grinch craft
    2. Download the Grinch template and cut out the pieces.
    3. Place the Grinch head template on the paper plate, trace and cut out.
    4. Glue the eyes about 2 inches down from the top of the Grinch head.
    5. Glue the green nose just below the eyes.
    6. Draw the Grinch's eyebrows and smile with the pencil, then draw over it with the black marker. Outline the top of the eye and draw two small eyelashes.
    7. Glue the Santa hat fluff to the bottom of the red hat. Glue the hat puff to the pointed end of the hat.
    8. Place the assembled Santa hat on the Grinch's head and glue into place.

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