Paper Plate Goat

Turn two paper plates into a goat - with the help of some paint, scissors and a child or two! This fun craft is perfect for a farmyard theme or for Year of the Goat.

Paper Plate Goat

You will need:

2 paper plates
Brown paint
Cream wool
Glue
Wiggle eyes
Cream card

Instructions:

  • Paint the back of each plate and leave to dry.
  • Fold one plate in half with the paint on the outside.  Glue spirals of wool over the plate.
  • Fold the second plate in half.
  • Draw a neck and face so the nose sits along the fold.  See the photo below as a guide.

Close up of our paper plate goat, showing the head and neck
Close up of our paper plate goat, showing the head and neck

  • Cut out the head.
  • Glue the ends of the neck along the fold of the body plate. 
  • Cut two horns from cream card, and glue onto the head. 
  • Stick on the wiggle eyes. 
  • Glue some scraps of wool on the chin.
  • Cut out 4 small rectangles for the legs from the remaining pieces of the second plate.  Glue the legs around the rim of the body plate.
  • To hang the goat, make a hole along the fold towards the neck and thread some wool through.

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