Make a Captain America Shield from a Paper Plate!

Today we have an easy Captain America shield craft for kids made from a paper plate. Kids will have fun learning how to make a Captain America shield and then creating their own with common craft supplies you likely already have around the house or in the classroom.

captain america shield - finished paper plate capt america shield craft shown with child holding up the finished paper plate shield over his head in the backyard - Kids Activities Blog
Let’s make a Captain America shield from a paper plate!

Captain America Shield Craft for Kids

If you child is all about being a superhero, I can’t think of a better way to let them express their true hero than by making this totally cool Captain America Shield!

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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!

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How to Make a Captain America Shield

The other thing I love about this paper plate shield craft is that it promotes pretend play. Kids are usually so engrossed with screens that they 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!

Supplied needed for Captain America shield shown in finished product - KIds Activities Blog
All you need are paper plates, paint, glue, scissors and some paper!

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

How to make a Captain America shield craft for kids - steps
Here are the easy steps to making your own paper plate shield.

Directions for Making a 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 - back of the paper plate where the handle for the shield is created shown held by a child
This is how you will hold your Capt America shield from the back.

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.

finished capt america shield craft for kids shown held by a child - Kids Activities Blog
Our shield craft is now complete! Let’s play!

Finished Paper Plate Capt America Shield Craft

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

Make a Captain America Shield from a Paper Plate!

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

Tools

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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How did your Captain America shield craft turn out?

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