DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Paper Plate Vampire Craft
Contributed by Leanne Guenther
This vampire craft uses a printable template and a paper plate to make a Halloween craft or mask.
If you cut out holes instead of using the template eyes, you
can convert your vampire craft to a vampire mask. Attach a paint stir
stick or tongue depressor to allow your child to hold it up to their face.
- paper plate,
- purple paint and paint brush,
- something to color with (or color printer).
- Optional: You can substitute large wiggly eyes for the
- OPTIONAL FOR MASK: Paint Stir Stick, thin strip of wood or
- Paint the bottom of the paper plate purple.
- Print out the craft template of choice.
- Colour (where appropriate) and cut out the template pieces. Most of the pieces are simple enough shapes for
young children to cut out, but if needed, an adult can help with
some of the harder pieces (the ears and the hair).
- Glue the pieces to the plate to make a vampire face:
- Glue the two pieces of hair on the top of the paper plate.
- Glue the ears onto either side of the plate.
- Glue the mouth at the bottom of the plate.
- Glue the nose just above the mouth.
- Glue the eyes just above the nose (or cut out holes for eyes in a mask).
- Glue the eyebrows above the eyes.
- Optional: If making a mask, use masking tape or duct tape to
attach a thin strip of wood, a tongue depressor or a paint stir stick
(often free at paint supply and home repair stores -- no more than $1 --
we get dad to pick one up now and then when he's at home depot admiring
the tools *grin*).
Printable version of these instructions