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This simple donut paper plate craft for kids is so cute! Add it to your food, letter D, or donut book-based preschool activities.
Donuts aren’t just fun to eat. Add a fun donut theme to your preschool learning plans. There are plenty of donut-themed crafts, books, and worksheets you can add to your preschool activities.
This paper plate craft, for instance, is a lot of fun for little ones to make.
Older preschoolers and kindergarteners can likely do this craft on their own. Younger preschoolers will likely need your help prepping this craft.
Donut Paper Plate Craft for Kids
With just a few craft supplies, you and your kids will be ready to assemble these paper plate donuts in no time!
What You’ll Need
What You’ll Do
Cut a small “bite” out of each of the paper plates. Then, cut a circle out of the center of each one.
Brush the entire plate with the tan paint and let it dry. Painting the bottom of the plate mimics the roundness of a real donut.
Using the pink paint, brush “icing” on the top of one donut. Then, use white paint to “ice” the other one. Let both plates dry.
Cut the pipe cleaners into very small pieces. Add little drops of glue all around the icing, and place one pipe cleaner “sprinkle” on each drop of glue. Let the glue dry, and your donuts are complete!
NOTE: Letting your preschoolers squeeze the glue bottle and place the sprinkles will help them build the fine motor muscles in their hands.
Enhance Your Activity Time
Add some felt doughnuts to your pretend play area, and your preschoolers will enjoy hours of playtime with them.
Try and catch all of your donuts in this action packed game of strategy that just might take a little bit of luck too! Be the first player to fry and fly all of your donuts into the Baker’s box and you win! This game is recommended for ages four plus, but friends and family of all ages will love Fryin’ Flyin’ Donuts!
Kids will enjoy matching dogs and donuts in this printable alphabet matching game based on Laura Numeroff’s If You Give a Dog a Donut.
Preschool Books About Donuts
If You Give a Dog a Donut – If you give a dog a donut, he’ll ask for some apple juice to go with it. When you give him the juice, he’ll drink it all up. Then, before you can say “Woof” . . . Dog is off on a backyard adventure!
Donuts: The Hole Story – With donut cops (of course), donut pirates (why not), maple bar lumberjacks (eh?), coffee jacuzzis, and a bakeshop full of donut puns, Donuts: The Hole Story is a delicious romp through a world filled with (and made of) everyone’s favorite fat-fried friends.
The Jelly Donut Difference: Sharing Kindness with the World – Leah and Dexter are brother and sister. They don’t always get along. In fact, there are times they can be downright mean to each other. The ooey, gooey jelly donuts in this story are a testament to the power of kindness, caring and generosity. Find out if Leah and Dexter will ever learn to get along!