Paper Plate Easter Wreath

© by Noreen Doll.

This fun paper plate Easter wreath is so easy a toddler can make it with a bit of help from an adult.

Paper Plate Easter Wreath by Crafty Journal

The key is to prepare all the materials ahead of time so that your toddler can get busy creating and not have to wait for you to get ready.

Paper Plate Easter Wreath by Crafty Journal

Use a large piece of plastic (an old tablecloth or shower curtain – see Kids Craft Tips) or a sheet of waxed paper for a work surface.

What you need:

Paper Plate

Tissue Paper

Easter Embellishments

Ribbon for Bow

Wire or Ribbon for Hanging



What you do:

1. Cut the center out of a paper plate. I used a square multi-colored plate because that was what I had.

2. Cut the tissue paper into 2 inch squares – they don’t have to be perfect. I used about 1 1/2 half sheets of tissue paper for a dessert size paper plate.

3. Let the young crafter crumple each tissue paper square into a ball.

4. Lay a sheet of waxed paper larger than the paper plate in front of your child and lay the paper plate on it.

5. Put some glue on part of the plate and spread it a little – covering the area from edge to edge. An older child could add the glue him/herself.

If you’re working with a really young child, add glue to a smaller area to give him/her time to work. If the glue dries before the tissue is added, just apply more glue.

6. Continue adding glue and then tissue pieces until the entire plate is covered.

7. Allow to dry.

8. Decorate the paper plate Easter wreath with plastic eggs, chicks, bunnies, or ducks.

I used foam stickers ($1 from the Dollar Store) and small plastic eggs ($1.20 with a 40% off coupon from the craft store).

9. With very young children be prepared for an embellishment overload on the Easter wreath. Usually they feel more is way better!

10. Add a bow.

11. Punch a hole in the top center of the plate or in a corner and add a piece of wire or ribbon to hang it.

You now have a paper plate Easter wreath your young crafter will be proud to display!


I used one color of tissue paper so the color wouldn’t be so busy you couldn’t see the embellishments.

Glue – I used Elmers School Glue. If you want it to dry faster, try Aleene’s Quick Dry Tacky Glue.

Noreen Doll

Crafty Journal

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  1. susan m. jensen says:

    This very good idea for my donatios this week-end , Sunday the church is doing things for Easter. I have 3 things + this one now to give them. I make a sample of each along with supplies. Sometimes I help! I Got Bigger kids to be helpers too + do 1 for them selves. I usually try to bring enough for 2 each kid, FUN!!
    They need my donations or maybe 1 thing & who knows what the do.

  2. This is so pretty! My daughter loves crushed tissue paper crafts, so she will love this activity.

  3. Lovely how clever to use a plate

  4. Great job!

  5. Clever and adorable! :)

  6. Great idea! I’m making one this week with the little ones. Thanks for sharing at A New Creation!

  7. This is brilliant. I have pinned.

  8. How creative! Thanks for sharing the step by step, too.
    I found you today through the Make it Pretty Monday’s Linky Party, where I’m #27. I hope you will stop by my blog and leave a comment, too.
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  9. What a fun and easy craft! I came across your cute blog on Mix it up Monday’s!

  10. Thanks for sharing at my Twirl & Take a Bow party! How cute and creative!

  11. Again, another simple, kid friendly craft idea!

    Thank you. :)

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

  12. Very cute. Great craft idea for the little ones.

    Thank you.

  13. OMG. I would have never thought of something so simple!

  14. Wow, I can’t believe you started this with a paper plate….clever!

    I’d love for you to share this at my March Madness Party.

    Happy Hump Day!

  15. Great idea for the kids and the wreath is lovely. Thanks for sharing at the Rock N Share.

  16. Such a fun idea! Looks great.

  17. This is creativity at it’s best! What a cute idea..I don’t thin I could come up with something so pretty our of simple materiales. Very lovely. Thank You so much for sharing and the tutorial. I came hopping over from Clippie Dips Inspiration party. Have a great week!

  18. Another fab easter craft! I’ll be featuring your post as part of my Easter for Kids roundup from the Weekly Kids’ Co-op. Thanks for sharing. xoxo P

  19. Amazingly simple and it looks great!!

  20. So easy! Great Idea on how to use a paper plate!

  21. Simply ADORABLE!Saw it at Inspire Me Fridays!

  22. This is really cute. And wht a fun project for kids to be able to do.

  23. Featured today! Have a great week :)

  24. Noreen, this is so adorable! You will be one of the features tomorrow at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House! Pop on in and grab a new feature button for your blog. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  25. So simple and so pretty! What a great craft! Thanks for sharing at Transformed Tuesday.

  26. Thanks for linking up to my party! I wanted to let you know I picked your link to feature this week! See my post and grab my feature button here

  27. This is adorable! Such a fun, festive craft for Easter. Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

  28. Love your site! Full of so many fun crafts, and so many that are easy for me to do with my toddler! Thanks so much for linking up to my Show Off Your Shell Party! I’ll be featuring your Easter activities this week!!

  29. I love this wreath every time I see it! Thanks for sharing at March Madness

  30. So pretty and delicate looking! Great project for kids!

  31. An adorable idea with all things I have in the house already. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures

  32. I love how this turned out. What a wonderful creation. I am featuring this as one of my fun finds from this wks kids co-op.

  33. I love this & a great project for kids. You are being featured at Friday! Come by & see your feature & grab your featured button. Thanks for being a valued part of the crafting community! Theresa

  34. Cute idea for kids! :-)

  35. Congrats! Your project was picked for our Feature Friday post from this past weeks Crafty Showcase.


  36. Thanks for linking up to The Best Blog Recipe’s Weekend re-Treat #7!

    Wanted to stop by and pin your image to My Link Parties Craft/DIY & Recipe Boards while I was here.


  37. Thank you so much for linking this craft up at Saturday Spotlight! The new link party is up and I’d love to see you back. Have a great week. :)


  38. I’m the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured your wreath! You can see it here:

    If you have other kid friendly crafts, we’d love it if you would submit them. If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above. Thanks for a wonderful project idea!

  39. Great idea :) Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays…

  40. Beautiful idea, very creative and kid friendly! Thanks for sharing on the Wake Up Wednesday Linky!!

  41. Thanks for sharing this idea – it’s perfect for my Kindergarten Sunday School class. “Pinning”

  42. That is so cute, I like the softness of the crumpled tissue paper and the pretty foil eggs.

  43. You could also use the square wreath as a photo frame. Neat idea! Thanks for sharing this project.

  44. This turned out so sweet. Love it.

  45. Oh how neat! I never would have guessed it was a paper plate! That looks really great. Thanks for linking it up on Snickerdoodle Sunday.

  46. This is so cute and clever. I’ll share this when I do an Easter Round-up. Pinning your diy. Thanks for sharing @DearCreatives weekly party! Theresa

  47. Love this wreath. will try making one with my kids. also featuring this on Serenity Saturday link party

  48. JaneEllen says:

    I am loving this, so simple, cheap and easy. Easy enuf for an old lady? lol Happen to have all I’d need to make this so will get to it tomorrow. I was looking at all the awesome spring wreaths and son of a gun had to go running into craft room to dig out some supplies for another wreath I could make. Will just combine some things. No little ones to help me but think I can handle it. Here I was thinking it’s too early for Easter. It’s not real cold or snowing here (western CO) but it’s been dreary as all get out. Thanks for wonderful inspiration. Happy week

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