Captain America Shield | An Easy Paper Plate Craft for Kids


Once Avengers: End Game was released my son was obsessed with superheroes which is why I came up with this Captain America shield craft in the first place!

And it is likely that your child is all about being a superhero and I can’t think of a better way to let them express their true hero than by making them a totally cool Captain America Shield!

Captain America Shield For Kids

The thing I love about this craft is that it uses paper plates and other supplies you likely already have on hand. It’s inexpensive, fun and the perfect craft to make on a rainy spring day!

Plus, it promotes pretend play which I love! Kids are usually so engrossed with screens that they just don’t get as much pretend play. So once they finished this super fun superhero craft, they can be super themselves and save the world!

Supplies you’ll need to make this Captain America Shield Paper Plate Craft

How To Make Captain America Shield:

Step 1

Start by painting the backside of your largest paper plate and your smallest paper plate red and allow them both to dry.

Step 2

In the meantime, trace out a circle that is just large enough to fit on top of the smallest paper plate. We used the backend of a small bowl to trace a perfect circle onto our blue cardstock using a pencil.

Step 3

Cut that circle out.

Step 4

Next, trace another circle of the same size but this time, onto the white cardstock. You will now need to draw a star on the inside of this circle. Doing so will allow the star to fit perfectly onto the blue circle once cut.

Step 5

Cut out the star.

Step 6

Take your black foam sheet and carefully cut out a long strip and try to make the ends resemble handles. This is going to be the handle you glue onto the paper plate to hold your shield.

Step 7

Once your paper plates have dried, start assembling the shield by hot gluing the plates onto each other then add the blue circle and star.

Step 8

Finally, flip the entire shield over and glue the black foam piece onto the backside of the plate. Allow to dry.

You now have a Captain American Shield that is ready for battle!

Make a Captain America Shield from a Paper Plate!

Celebrate all things Avengers with this Captain America Shield Paper Plate Craft for Kids. Easy to make, fun to play with.

Materials

  • 3 Paper Plates (you want them to fit inside of each color so, 3 different sizes)
  • Red Acrylic Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Blue Cardstock
  • White Cardstock
  • Black Foam Sheet
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Start by painting the backside of your largest paper plate and your smallest paper plate red and allow them both to dry.
  2. In the meantime, trace out a circle that is just large enough to fit on top of the smallest paper plate. We used the backend of a small bowl to trace a perfect circle onto our blue cardstock using a pencil.
  3. Cut that circle out.
  4. Next, trace another circle of the same size but this time, onto the white cardstock. You will now need to draw a star on the inside of this circle. Doing so will allow the star to fit perfectly onto the blue circle once cut.
  5. Cut out the star.
  6. Take your black foam sheet and carefully cut out a long strip and try to make the ends resemble handles. This is going to be the handle you glue onto the paper plate to hold your shield.
  7. Once your paper plates have dried, start assembling the shield by hot gluing the plates onto each other then add the blue circle and star.
  8. Finally, flip the entire shield over and glue the black foam piece onto the backside of the plate. Allow to dry.

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