Sesame Street was a favorite growing up, so we chose Sesame Street characters to craft for this month’s Kid’s Craft Challenge. This month’s challenge is to make a craft inspired by a favorite childhood character.
Oscar the Grouch was always my favorite character. Oscar doesn’t sugar coat anything. He tells it like it is. This paper plate Sesame Street Craft project includes him as well as Elmo and Cookie Monster.
As I was working with my son’s preschool class last year, I mentioned Sesame Street and an astonishing number of the kids didn’t know what I was talking about. I looked to the teacher confused. Sesame Street was a huge growing up for us. The characters of Sesame Street taught us our ABCs and how to count.
Cost: under $5
- Paper plates
- Paint: red, green, & blue
- Construction paper or cards stock: black, white, orange, brown
Age: Toddler & older
1. Prep beforehand (I used my circle craft punches to make the eyes and nose, but these can be free handed or a household item could be used as a template)
- 3 black mouths (big mouth for Cookie Monster)
- 2 brown eyebrows (for Oscar the Grouch)
- Orange circle nose for Elmo (used 2″ Circle Craft Punch)
- White & black circles eyes
2. Paint paper plates: red for Elmo, blue for Cookie Monster, and green for Oscar the Grouch. Allow those to dry.
3. Glue mouths, eyes, and nose to the paper plate Sesame Street characters. Oscar the Grouch also needs brown eyebrows.
Kid Craft Challenge
Be sure to check out the other great character inspired crafts below.
- Minnie Mouse Plant by Raising Fairies and Knights
- Celebrate Special Photos with Kid Made Picture Frames by Crafty Mama in ME
- Lost and Found Small World by Adventures of Adam
- How to make The BFG’s ears by the gingerbread house
- Cookie Cutter Painting Activity Inspired By Paw Patrol by Play Dough & Popsicle
- Winnie the Pooh Preschool Craft by CraftCreateCalm
What’s your favorite childhood character or your kids’ favorite character? Play along with us and make a craft. Tag us on Instagram using #kidcraftchallenge or @the resourceful mama on Facebook.