Paper Plate Starfish

Cut and paint a paper plate into a colorful starfish.
Paper Plate Starfish craft


  • Paper plate
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Any water-based paint
  • Paint brush

Safety Tips

  • Watch out for this sign Ask for an adult's help.. It means adult help is needed for the particular step.


Step 1 Paper Plate Starfish craft 1. Place the paper plate right side up. Mark the position of the starfish's arms by drawing lines from the center, going out towards the edges of the paper plate.

*Most starfishes or sea stars have five arms, though some have six or more arms.
Step 2 Paper Plate Starfish craft 2. With the arms clearly marked by lines, it is much easier to draw the starfish.
Step 3 Paper Plate Starfish craft Ask for an adult's help.3. Cut out the starfish.
Step 4 Paper Plate Starfish craft 4. Paint the starfish with any water-based paint such as tempera, acrylic or watercolor paint.
Step 5 Paper Plate Starfish craft 5. You can paint on some dots or other patterns. To make dots, you can use a cotton bud, the wooden tip of a paint brush or your fingers.
Step 6 Paper Plate Starfish craft 6. Once done painting, allow the starfish to dry completely.

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