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Zombie Paper Plate Craft For Kids [Free Template]

Kids love Halloween!

They dress up in their favorite costumes, trick-or-treat for candy, and watch spooky movies.

This year, instead of just handing out candy or watching a movie at home with the kids, they can make their own Halloween decorations!

This zombie paper plate craft is not only super easy to make but it’s also fun.

It comes with a free printable template that kids will be able to easily follow.

Kids will especially enjoy this craft because they’ll get to use paint and cardstock!

Give this craft a try today! Your child may even want to decorate the fridge or their room with their finished project.

And, if you need more ideas, check out all of our Halloween crafts for kids.

Zombie Craft Idea

paper plate zombie craft image collage with the words paper plate zombie

Supplies

  • Paper Plates
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Black marker
  • Zombie template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Directions

Download the zombie template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

hand holding paper plate zombie craft template

Paint your paper plate in a shade of green and let it dry completely.

hand painting paper plate green

Begin by cutting off a small portion from the top of the paper plate.

hand gluing off top of painted paper plate

Begin to create the eyes by gluing the eyes to the eye spots. Next, glue the eyelid to each eye.

hand gluing eyes to eye spots of paper plate zombie
hand gluing eyelid to eyes of paper plate zombie craft

Take the completed eyes and glue them to the middle of the paper plate, slightly below the cut portion of the plate.

hand gluing eyes to zombie paper plate craft

Next, create the mouth by gluing the tongue to the mouth.

hand gluing tongue to mouth of paper plate zombie craft

Glue the completed mouth in the middle of the paper plate, just below the eyes.

hand gluing mouth to zombie paper plate craft

Take the marker and draw on nostril holes below the eyes. Make some stitch marks around the face.

hand drawing stitches onto paper plate zombie craft

Finish off the zombie by gluing the brain to the back side of the cut portion of the paper plate.

hand gluing brain to top of zombie paper plate craft

That’s it! We think your zombie-loving kids will have a blast making their own army of zombies!!

paper plate zombie

Halloween Unit For Kids

Don’t let the fun and learning stop here! Create an entire unit study around this zombie craft. Read on below for our top ideas.

Reading aloud to children has so many positive benefits! It can help increase their vocabulary, get their imagination going, and develop a life-long love of reading! Because of this, we recommend starting unit studies with books.

Below are some of the top-rated Halloween books for kids. Add them to your home collection or borrow them from your local library.

Room On The Broom: This has to be one of our most favorite Halloween books of all time! The story follows a witch and her cat as they happen upon some animals who help the witch. There’s danger, mystery, and friendship in this adorable children’s story.

5 Minute Spooky Stories: We love Disney’s 5 minute storybooks and this one is perfect for Halloween! See how all your favorite Disney characters celebrate this spooky holiday.

Ten Timid Ghosts: This is a fun countdown book about a witch who moves into a haunted house where 10 ghosts already live. The witch scares the ghosts out one by one until they devise a scheme to get her out of their house. This Halloween children’s book is good for kids who love rhyming stories!

2 paper plate zombies

Another fun activity that’s beneficial for kids is crafting! Crafts can help kids with fine motor skills, focus, and perseverance. Add in some more crafts with any of our fun Halloween crafts:

If your child loves using dot markers, they’ll have a blast with these spooky fun Halloween do a dot printables. Work on fine motor skills, letter and number recognition, and more!

Kids who can’t get enough sensory play will want to use this Halloween play dough kit over and over again! It’s loaded with lots of sparkly play dough and tons of Halloween trinkets to keep kids busy for hours of fun!

hand holding paper plate zombie

With Halloween around the corner, help your child learn with these free candy corn worksheets. They’ll work on fine motor development, handwriting skills, and learn the letter C.

These Halloween pattern block mats are a great educational activity that’s simple and engaging! By using these mats, kids can work on shape recognition, patterns, counting, and more.

Need a last-minute activity that requires no prep? Use these free Halloween coloring pages. They’re 100% kid-friendly and perfect for toddlers, preschool, and kindergarten children.

Share With Us

Did you make this craft with your kids or students? We’d love to feature them on our social media!

For a chance to have your child’s craft featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

More Halloween Ideas For Kids

Zombie Paper Plate Craft For Kids [Free Template]

Zombie Paper Plate Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Drying Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Kids will love this zombie paper plate craft so much they'll want to create an entire army!

Materials

  • Paper Plates
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Black marker
  • Zombie template

Instructions

  1. Download the zombie template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Paint your paper plate in a shade of green and let it dry completely.
  3. Begin by cutting off a small portion from the top of the paper plate.
  4. Begin to create the eyes by gluing the eyes to the eye spots. Next, glue the eyelid to each eye.
  5. Take the completed eyes and glue them to the middle of the paper plate, slightly below the cut portion of the plate.
  6. Next, create the mouth by gluing the tongue to the mouth.
  7. Glue the completed mouth in the middle of the paper plate, just below the eyes.
  8. Take the marker and draw on nostril holes below the eyes. Make some stitch marks around the face.
  9. Finish off the zombie by gluing the brain to the back side of the cut portion of the paper plate.

Printable Zombie Template

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