Misadventures in paper plates

Today I was astounded. No, I was completely flabbergasted by the versatility of the good old paper plate!  With my little one off poorly sick at the moment, we were wallowing in a bit of nostalgia today and looking at all the things we have made together since the Shake & Make Club launched two and a bit years ago.  Looking through her craft memory box was just lovely.  As well the joy of seeing all the things she's made and noticing her abilities grow as she got older, it was also like a giant deja vu to all my classes.  She has made everything you all have.  I guess you could say she's been my guinea pig!  Anyway when it was all laid out one more thing was abundantly clear: it's amazing what you can do with a paper plate.  

When I come up with the crafts we do at our classes, I try wherever possible to use things that you might have hanging around. That's because deep down I hope the Shake & Make Club will inspire you all to make even more things at home. 

So pulling out all her (and your) creations, together we have turned a humble paper plate into:  a polar bear mask, a santa mask, a pirate mask, a snowman mask, a dinosaur mask, a steering wheel, a Christmas tree, a bauble, a fox, a pig, a T-Rex, a set of teeth, a police car, a rocking rooster, a snail, a crab, a catherine wheel, a spider, a hot air balloon, a shaker, a rainbow, a fish bowl, a pizza, a unicorn, a donkey, a ladybird and a pasta lion. Phew!  I am considering owning shares in PaperPlatesRUS.com

And next week there's another one... eeek!