Paper Plate Crafts: Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie
Thanksgiving is right around the corner and I was on the hunt for easy crafts to do with W and with my students at school. Paper plate crafts are always on my mind because paper plates are cheap! If you tried the Paper Plate Pumpkin Craft, then you know how easy they can be!
This week we are reading Thanks for Thanksgiving by Julie Markes. So we are doing projects related to the items mentioned in the book. Pie is one of those and pumpkin pie happens to be one of my favorite things about holiday meals. Plus, this craft can be a great sensory experience especially if you finger paint. And the pumpkin pie spice adds the sense of smell to it all!
Paper Plate Pumpkin Pie Supplies
You don’t need much to make this fun craft! Here’s what you need:
- Orange and brown paint
- Pumpkin pie spice
- Paper plate
- Paintbrush (optional, you can always use fingers!)
- Pencil or pen
Make Your Own Paper Plate Pumpkin Pie
Start by cutting your paper plate into four equal pieces or cutting a pie shape out of one paper plate. If you have older kids, cutting one plate into multiple pieces is great for practicing math and fractions. For younger kids, cutting out one larger pie shape out of a plate gives them more room to paint.
Once you’ve got your pie pieces, draw a line on the plate to help your child distinguish between the crust and pie.
Start with the brown paint and have your child paint the crust of the pie. You can use paintbrushes or fingers. Sponge painting could be a great option as well!
Next comes the orange paint. Be sure to put some newspaper down unless you want to clean the table like I had to do! Before the paint dries, you have one more step. Don’t forget the finishing touch!
Sprinkle some pumpkin pie spice on the orange part of your paper plate pumpkin pie. Let dry and you have a great smelling paper plate craft!
We have the entire week of Thanksgiving off from school this year, so this would be a great craft to do right before the big meal! Once dry, you could write names on them and use them as nametags at the dinner table!
Tell me how you get the kids involved in Thanksgiving celebrations!