Here’s a rainy day craft that’s perfect for kids of all ages: paper plate Halloween characters! The sky is the limit when it comes to these paper plate people (we even made them for Easter!). Your kids will have so much fun with paint, paper, and glue, they’ll be asking to make a whole fleet of googly-eyed buddies.

Paper Plate Halloween Characters | Vicky Barone

Supplies: paper plates (we used small, round dessert-sized plates), acrylic paint, a foam paint brush, construction paper, glue, scissors, and googly eyes.

Paper Plate Halloween Bat Craft | Vicky Barone

To make the bat:
1. Paint a paper plate black with acrylic paint. Let dry.
2. Cut two wings and two strips for the legs out of black construction paper.
3. Fold the strips of paper accordion-style and glue to the back of the plate along with the wings.
4. Glue two googly eyes to the front of the plate.

Paper Plate Halloween Frankenstein Craft | Vicky BaroneTo make Frankenstein:
1. Paint a paper plate green with acrylic paint. Let dry.
2. Cut hair, a mouth, and two bolts out of black construction paper. Glue hair and bolts to the back of the plate.
3. Cut two strips of green paper and fold accordion style. Glue to plate.
4. Glue googly eyes and mouth to the front of the plate.

Paper Plate Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Craft | Vicky Barone

To make the Jack-o-Lantern:
1. Paint a paper plate orange with acrylic paint.
2. Cut a stem out of brown paper, a leaf out of green paper, and a mouth out of black paper. Glue the stem and leaf to the back of the plate and the mouth to the front.
3. Cut two strips of orange paper and fold accordion-style. Glue to the back of the plate.
4. Glue two googly eyes to the front of the plate.

We hope you and your little ones enjoy this fun and easy craft! Subscribe to blog.vickybarone.com in the right side bar to keep up with all of our upcoming Halloween and Fall inspiration.