Paper Plate Mood Faces

Smile or Frown paper plate

Here’s an opportunity for kids to demonstrate how they feel using these Paper Plate Mood Faces without getting totally frustrated. One crown says I’m happy and the other says I’ve got issues. Sometimes just the ability to express the feelings helps


Naming feelings is the first step in helping kids learn to identify them. It allows your child to develop an emotional vocabulary so they can talk about their feelings. Source: – Helping kids identify and express feelings

  • Paper Plate
  • Yellow Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Black Marker
  1. Fold the plate in half and use a large jar top or round item to draw a half circle in the plate. Make sure that the center of the circle is on the fold.
  2. Cut the plate out along the natural circle formed by the plate leaving the bottom half of the circle attached to the rim.
  3. Make a second crown using the same process. You might even paint it a different color to match the mood.
  4. Open and paint one side with the yellow paint.
  5. After the paint dries, draw a smiley face on one and a frown on the other.
  6. You could also paint one red and draw and angry face on that one.


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