Make: paper plate cupcakes


The theme for the Family Fun linky from Denise over at Mum on a Mission for a Better Life last week was cupcakes. With all the birthday parties and cakes we’ve had over the last few weeks (including this past weekend!) I completely failed to link up on time and baking cupcakes didn’t appeal! But, I liked the theme so I decided that we could make some craft ones instead :)

You will need:
Paper plates (or circles of card)
Paint and paint brushes
Coloured paper/card/tape (we used patterned duck tape and coloured paper tape)
Cottonwool balls
PVA glue
Sparkle (we used glitter glue)
Sprinkles (we used shiny beads)

Cover one half of your plate with paint/paper/coloured tape; this is your cupcake case. Then glue cottonwool balls on to the other half of your plate; this is the frosting. Then decorate with glitter glue and beads!

I joined in this time and made the one with the patterned case :) The 5yo made the other two. The blue one was a blueberry cupcake that had been taken out of it’s case…






The 5yo really enjoyed designing and decorating his cupcakes!

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36 thoughts on “Make: paper plate cupcakes”

    1. So many options for decorating, the 5yo really enjoyed it; another one that I could leave him to do by himself :)

  1. Caroline (Becoming a SAHM)

    aww these are so cute! It really is all about cake in your house at the mo, love it! :) xx #letkidsbekids

    1. It really is, isn’t it! Going to have to come up with a new theme :) Actually haven’t done anything for Easter yet!

  2. Wow, this sounds like such a fun and relativey easy craft. I’m going to do this myself someday. I’m very clusy and blind, which is why I do best with kids’ crafts.

  3. This looks great fun and nice and easy for little ones too. I so need to get us some cheap paper plates as seen so many crafty things we could do with them lately. #MiniCreations.

    1. We did, but I love things that are nice and easy that the kids can manage on their own, they love it when they do it all themselves x

  4. is there anything you can’t do with a paper plate? I love it. I am coming over to your house for craft time. You must have a huge room full of supplies. I really need to start getting more stuff in for the kids to play with and have fun with like this! So creative. I love cupcakes. #minicreations

    1. I do have quite good craft drawers :) Partly because I love art and crafts myself, so I can’t help myself when I go into the craft store :) And, paper plates are fab!

  5. Brilliant! I bought some paper pates this week so we will be able to make some cupcakes of our own :-) #minicreations

    1. Thank you, I’m enjoying finding things that the 5yo can now do on his own, he feels so proud of himself x

    1. Thanks! I like to find things the kids can manage with minimal input, they like to be able to do it themselves x

  6. Grace says – what a fab idea and a little bit different which we always like over at KidGLloves. Loving the photos too xx

    Thanks for linking to #minicreations

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