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 creating.
Read on below or watch our how-to video to see how to make this festive craft with your kids! Also, be sure to check out all of our Grinch crafts for kids for even more fun ideas!
How To Make Paper Plate Grinch
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.
- Paper plate
- Green paint
- Black marker
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Glue stick
- Grinch template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Paint the paper plate green all over and let dry completely.
Download the Grinch template and cut out the pieces. Place the Grinch head template on the paper plate, trace it, and cut it out.
Glue the eyes about 2 inches down from the top of the Grinch’s 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.
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 it 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.
The other pages of the template are for use 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 big time-saving!
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 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:
Christmas Ideas For Kids
Christmas is a magical time of year for kids, and there are plenty of ways to help them enjoy the holiday while also learning.
A few great ways to do this are with books, crafts, and fun activities! We’re sharing lots of ideas for kids to have fun and learn this holiday season, so read on below!
Christmas Children’s Books
Below are some of the top Christmas books to read to your kids!
Dasher: This wonderfully illustrated Christmas book for kids gives you the back story on one of Santa’s favorite reindeer, Dasher! Girls will especially love to read this since Dasher is a girl.
Construction Site On Christmas Night: Fans of the fun characters of the construction site books have to add this Christmas-themed story to their collection. See how the trucks get ready for Christmas!
How To Catch An Elf: Kids everywhere love the silliness of this Christmas story. The rhymes and the illustrations will draw the kids in as well. This is a Christmas book kids will want to read every year!
Kids’ Christmas Crafts
Grogu Gingerbread Man Craft – This Baby Yoda gingerbread man craft is the perfect way to keep your gingerbread man safe from being eaten during the Christmas season. This craft is simple and easy for kids to make, and it only requires a few supplies that you probably already have at home.
Pink Reindeer Headband Craft – This pink reindeer headband for girls is a fun and cute way to craft this Christmas season. With its bright pink antlers and pink head, this Rudolph-inspired headband is sure to bring smiles of delight!
Elf On The Shelf Photo Craft – Just in time for Christmas, this easy elf on the shelf craft is perfect for kids of all ages. With just a few simple supplies, they can turn themsleves into Santa’s elf in no time.
Christmas Tree Paper Bag Puppet – This whimsical Christmas tree puppet is sure to bring a smile to any child’s face. It’s easy to make, using just a few simple materials. Once their puppet is complete, encourage them to put on a holiday show for the whole family. This craft is sure to provide hours of fun and laughter.
Kids’ Christmas Activities
The Grinch is a fun, silly character that kids love. He’s also a great way to teach kids in a fun way! These free printable Grinch worksheets for preschool and kindergarten are a great way to engage kids in learning. The worksheets include a variety of activities such as a letter maze, label a Grinch, and handwriting practice page.
The holiday season is here, and that means it’s time for some Christmas fun! This roll a reindeer game is perfect for little ones. Just print out the sheet, grab some pom poms, and let the good times roll. Players will take turns rolling the dice and filling in the colored spots. The first one to fill all of the spots wins!
These Christmas pattern block mats are sure to bring some holiday cheer to your home! Not only are they festive and colorful, but they’re also great for promoting fine motor skills and creative thinking. Simply print out the mats on cardstock, then have your little ones place the pattern blocks in the correct spot.
- Grab this custom Santa sack to stuff your kids’ presents in for Christmas!
- This felt Christmas tree will keep the kids busy rearranging their tree instead of yours!
- Get one of these personalized gingerbread man ornaments for each of your kids.
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More Christmas Crafts For Kids
- Handprint Reindeer Craft For Kids
- Egg Carton Snowman Craft
- Handprint Santa Craft
- Grinch Tissue Paper Craft
- 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)
- Paint the paper plate green all over and let dry completely. paper plate grinch craft
- Download the Grinch template and cut out the pieces.
- Place the Grinch head template on the paper plate, trace and cut out.
- 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.