Some unique paper plate patterns include seasonal designs that feature designs and decorative items such as snowmen, pumpkins and fall leaves. Other unique patterns include rings, crowns and celebratory items that signify the special occasions for which the plates are used.
In addition to the intended use for the plates, you can also cut them up and enjoy a variety of arts and crafts projects with plates that feature durable and versatile paper surfaces. Some of the most common designs that use these plates include paper plate hats that you color and bend into a variety of shapes and styles, including flower hats and wide-brimmed hats.
The paper plates can also be decorated as masks because of their broad surfaces and their ability to bend to fit around your face. Simply draw the design that you want on the back of the paper plate, and punch two holes on either side. You then loop a rubber band or string through the holes to act as a holding string for wearing around your head.
Some other creative design ideas with paper plates include things such as stacked angel wing cut-outs, figurines and entire mannequin figures, and drawing surfaces for paper plate people.