Paper Plate Pirate Puppet

You will need

  • Two paper plates
  • Scissors (grown-up use only)
  • Glue
  • Coloured pens
  • Coloured paints (white, skin-coloured and another colour for the bandana)
  • Wool for the hair
  • Sticky tape
  • Optional: Coloured fabric


  • Ask a grown-up to help you cut one paper plate in half (keep both halves)
  • Stick one half paper plate onto the back of the full paper plate - leave room for your hand to fit in-between!
  • Paint the front of the full paper plate with skin-coloured paint to make a face and leave to dry
  • Paint the other half paper plate with your bandana colour 
  • Paint white spots onto the bandana and leave to dry
  • Ask a grown-up to help you cut the wool into two clumps for hair
  • Use sticky tape to stick each clump of hair to the back of the bandana
  • Glue the bandana to the top of the paper plate face
  • Make a face for your pirate - you can draw it on with coloured pens, or glue on bits of coloured fabric to make a pirate face! 
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