This easy paper plate gnome craft for preschoolers is a quick holiday craft. Help the little ones practice scissor skills and fine motor work.
Paper Plate Christmas Gnome Craft for Preschoolers
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we love Christmas gnomes. From gnome crafts for adults to the cutest gnome crafts for kids, we can’t get enough of these Swedish tomte! And today, we’re sharing a paper plate Christmas gnome craft for preschoolers.
While making the paper bowl gnome craft for kids, the little ones will want to join in, too. My daughter came up with this idea for a friend’s 3-year-old (almost 4).
Supplies to Make an Easy Paper Plate Christmas Gnome
This is one for the “quick and easy kid crafts” pile, friends. You likely have everything you need to make this happen today.
- red construction paper
- paper plate
- a white pompom for the hat and a natural pompom for the gnome nose
- scissors and glue
- optional: my daughter glued a craft stick to it and made it a puppet
How to Make This Fun Christmas Craft for Kids
x If you are making a kid’s Christmas craft playlist on YouTube, here is our fun paper plate gnome craft video tutorial.
- Align the plate and the paper. Have the kids trace the edges of the paper and have it come to a point at the top. You can see that ours wasn’t exact. Cut out the hat and glue it to the paper plate. You can use clips to hold it on while they do the rest of the craft or set it aside to dry.
- Glue the pompom nose to the plate under the hat and the pompom to the top of the hat.
- Let the kids practice their scissor skills by cutting along the paper plate pleats to make the gnome’s beard.
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