Looking for a spooky craft to do with the kids this Halloween? How about a 3D Zombie Paper Plate Craft with yarn brains and a springy eye ball! Gather a few simple supplies and the free printables to recreate your own zombie face.
3D Zombie Paper Plate Craft with Printables
First, you’ll need a few basic supplies:
- PDF template (found at the end of this post)
- 1 pc white paper
- 1 pc colored paper
- Paper Plate
- Brain colored yarn
- School glue
- Glue Stick or double sided tape
After gathering up your supplies, print the zombie face onto white paper and the head and eye template onto colored paper. If you want, you can print the head template on white then cut and trace it onto your colored paper instead.
Next, color a corner of the paper plate with your marker. It can be colored super sloppy because this area will be covered in yarn later. Match your marker color to your yarn or get creative with a contrasting color.
After coloring your paper plate, squeeze a generous amount of glue over the section you just colored with marker. Using the yarn, form a twisting pattern to create the zombie brains.
Next, cut out the pattern for the springy eye ball and head from your colored paper. Note that on the template you will cut about 3/4th of the plate and then rip the other side.
Glue your ripped head piece to the paper plate, positioning the open, ripped edge to expose the zombie yarn brain. The glue stick works best to adhere the paper to the plate, but you will need more school glue for the parts where the paper is over the yarn.
Fold your springy eye piece in an accordion style, alternating back and forth. Cut the face pieces out of the template and attach the accordion paper piece to one eye ball. You can use tape or glue to attach the eye ball.
Assemble the face pieces onto the plate and use your glue stick to attach them. Embellish your zombie with a few marker drawn scars and you’re done.
Your zombie is now ready to spook! Get creative and create a whole set of zombies in various colors.