Paper plates aren’t just for food!
In fact, we hardly ever eat on them. More than likely, we’re using them for a fun activity or craft.
Like all of these great Paper Plate STEM Projects. They all start with some plain paper plates.
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What Are the Best Paper Plates to Use for Activities?
Luckily, the best paper plates for activities are the least expensive. So, put down the fancy birthday party plates. You’ll want to avoid anything decorative or coated.
The best plates you can get are the plain, white, uncoated paper plates. The uncoated is the important part. The slick coating on coated plates makes it impossible to paint.
Once you’ve got your uncoated paper plates in hand, you’ll want to do some fun activities!
Fun Paper Plate STEM Projects
Here’s a great line-up of STEM (which stands for science, technology, engineering, and math) projects you can do with paper plates.
Some of these great ideas even include an element of art!
Simple Paper Plate Learning Activities for Preschoolers and Toddlers
Use paper plates to make a fun set of learning & STEM activities for your little ones.
STEAM / STEM Challenge to go with Giraffes Can't Dance
Use paper plates to help create your own musical instrument with this STEM challenge inspired by Giraffes Can't Dance.
Which of these fun projects do you want to do with your kids?
Where to Find Paper Plates for Activities
You can typically find plain, white, uncoated paper plates in any grocery or big box stores. They typically come in big (but inexpensive) packages, so you’ll definitely be on the lookout for plenty of fun paper plate activities.
If you like to shop on Amazon, here are a few sets of paper plates that will work.
More STEM Activities to Try
Do you want to do more activities with your family?
Join our fun Facebook community, Creative Family Fun for Busy Families, for daily activities that are great for kids and families. We’ll chat, share, and have fun. It’s a safe and private place to share ideas for family and kids activities.
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