Hippo Paper Plate Craft

Do you love hippos? This Hippo Paper Plate Craft is perfect for kids of all ages to make.

Starting with a simple paper plate, you are going to transform this craft into a hippo that is ready for playtime. Get ready for hours of fun with this craft.

Hippo Paper Plate Craft

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How to Make a Hippo Paper Plate Craft

What you need: 

  • Paper plate
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush
  • White, black marker
  • Pencil
  • Grey acrylic paint
  • Glue stick
  • Grey, pink, white papers
Materials Used

Step by Step Tutorial

To start this craft, you are going to paint a paper plate the color grey!

Step 1

You can put several layers on the paper plate if you want to make sure no white shows through.

Step 2

Draw the face of the hippo on a piece of pink paper.

Step 3

Go ahead and draw a set of ears on a piece of grey paper.

Step 4

Also, draw a set of ears on a piece of pink paper.

Step 5

Go ahead and glue the pink ears on top of the grey ears.

Step 6

You will then place a dab of glue in the middle of the ears.

Step 7

Slightly fold the ears together to make them look like Hippo ears.

Step 8
Step 9

On this piece of white paper, you will draw a set of large hippo teeth!

Step 10

Now you are going to start drawing the face on the Hippo. Start with the eyes!

Step 11

Next, you’ll want to create a nose for the hippo.

Step 12

Trace with a black marker once you are satisfied with the look.

Step 13

Add two huge white teeth to the hippo’s mouth!

Step 14

Glue the hippo’s face to the grey paper plate you painted earlier.

Step 15

Next, you’re going to add the ears to the hippo.

Step 16

The fun part is going to be adding the final touches to the hippo, including these eyes!

Step 17

Trace the eyes with a black marker to make them stick out.

Step 18

Add touches of white to the eyes to give them a realistic look.

Step 19

The final look for the hippo is going to be so fun! The hippo looks like it’s looking right at you!

Step 20
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