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DLTK's Crafts for Kids
Pumpkin Pie Paper Plate Craft
(with a Fractions Practice option)
This craft is suitable for ages 3+ as "just a craft" and for age 5+ as a
fractions practice project.
The best part of thanksgiving dinner is the pumpkin pie for desert! Making this paper plate craft made us all very hungry. Now we can hardly wait for Thanksgiving to come.
- paper plate,
- brown paint,
- orange paper (or you could use paint),
- cotton ball,
Before you start crafting, look around the house for a round
object that fits just inside the plate (one that doesn't overlap the
rim too much). We found that a saucer worked perfectly (you'll be
using this object to trace a circle).
- Set the plate on the table as if you're going to eat from it.
Paint the rim of the plate green.
- Set the plate aside to dry.
While it is drying, take the saucer and trace a circle onto a
piece of orange paper.
- Cut out the circle.
- When the paint is dry, glue the brown circle into the center of the plate.
You can stop your project at this point if you like!
- Wait until the glue dries.
- Talk to your child about "half". If you cut something in half you
have two equal sized pieces. Help them cut their pie in half.
You can stop your project at this point if you like.
- Talk to your child about "quarters". If you cut something into
quarters, you have four equal sized pieces. Help them cut their
pie into quarters.
You can make a few pies if doing this with a group (or if
you're feeling energetic or have an older sibling to lend a
hand). You can leave one whole, cut one into halves and cut another
- To finish it all off you need to put a 'dollop' of whip cream (cotton ball) on one of the quarters.