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Paper Plate Animal from The Muppets

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Paper Plate Animal from The Muppets by Amanda Formaro for Spoonful.com
Total Time 1 to 2 hours Ages school-age

Animal is one of the most beloved members of The Muppets with his wild hair and crazy expressions. He's starred in every Muppet movies o far and the new movie is no exception. And he's great at the drums too!

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What you'll need

  • Paper plate
  • Orange paint
  • Construction paper: black, white, orange, red, pink
  • Black marker
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
Helpful Tip:

I thought about making this with yarn, but thought the yarn would fall too limp. Animal's hair is wild and crazy and yarn wouldn't do it justice! However, you could try felt or craft foam as an alternative, but most crafty kids have a stash of construction paper, so it only made sense to use it! Another option would be pipe cleaners, but construction paper would definitely be the more economical route.

Notes:

Fun fact: Did you know that Animal was a caveman?

How to make it

  1. Paper Plate Animal from The Muppets by Amanda Formaro for Spoonful.com

    First, paint the paper plate completely with orange paint and set aside to dry.

  2. Paper Plate Animal from The Muppets by Amanda Formaro for Spoonful.com

    Meanwhile, print off the patterns. Cut the mouth from black paper. Cut out 2 of the shorter teeth and 5 of the taller teeth. When attaching the teeth, overlap them slightly over the edge of the mouth, you will trim them in the net step. Glue one tall tooth in the center of the curve of the mouth. Glue two tall teeth on either side of that. Glue one short tooth on the left and one on the right.

  3. Paper Plate Animal from The Muppets by Amanda Formaro for Spoonful.com

    Turn the mouth over and trim off any white paper hanging over the edge. 

  4. Paper Plate Animal from The Muppets by Amanda Formaro for Spoonful.com

    Cut the tongue from pink paper and glue to the top center of the mouth. Glue the entire mouth to the paper plate. Cut out two eyes from white, two lower lids from orange and the nose from red paper. Glue the eyes to the plate and use a black marker to draw on the pupils. Glue on the orange lower lids below the eyes and finally, glue on the nose. 

  5. Paper Plate Animal from The Muppets by Amanda Formaro for Spoonful.com

    Cut thin curved strips of red paper in different length. Cut as many as you need. If you run out, you can always cut more! Cut some orange as well for additional color in his hair.

  6. Paper Plate Animal from The Muppets by Amanda Formaro for Spoonful.com

    Some strips may need to be shorter than others. Glue strips around the outside of the plate and under the nose. 

  7. Paper Plate Animal from The Muppets by Amanda Formaro for Spoonful.com

    Continue adding more strips until you are happy to his crazy hairdo!

  8. Paper Plate Animal from The Muppets by Amanda Formaro for Spoonful.com

    Hang Animal in your room or on your bedroom door. 

  9. Paper Plate Animal from The Muppets by Amanda Formaro for Spoonful.com

    If you love the muppets AND making things from paper plates, try my Paper Plate Kermit the Frog too!

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