Paper Plate Seahorse

Paper plate seahorse step 2

Make a cool seahorse using only a few paper plates.

What You Need

  • Markers
  • 3 or 4 yellow paper plates
  • Scissors
  • Tape

What You Do

  1. Cut Out Shapes
    Cut out head, tail, and fin shapes from paper plates.

    Paper plate seahorse step 1

  2. Attach Head to Body
    Tape an uncut paper plate (this will be the body) to the back of the head. Roll up a small piece of tape—sticky side out—and sandwich it between the back of the head and the front of the body to keep the head in place.
  3. Attach Tail and Fin
    • Tape the tail to the back of the body.
    • Tape the fin to the back of the body. Again, roll up a small piece of tape—sticky side out—and sandwich it between the back of the body and the front of the fin to keep the fin in place.
  4. Add Eye
    Cut out an eye shape from a paper plate scrap and tape it in place, white side up. Use a marker to color in a pupil. Also, use markers to add spots or stripes to the seahorse.
  5. Make an Undersea World
    Optional: Create an entire undersea world in your child’s room by making several brightly colored seahorses. Punch a hole in the top of each seahorse head. Tie a string through the hole. Suspend the seahorses from the ceiling. Tape crepe-paper streamers from the ceiling for the seahorses to drift through.Paper plate seahorse step 2