Paper-Plate Code Makers

Paper-Plate Code Makers craft

What fun to share secret messages with friends! Design your code maker together. Write each other notes that no one else can read.

  • 1.

    Use a small Party Express Paper Plate for the top wheel of your code maker. Along the edge of the plate, use Crayola® Scissors to cut out a small square.

  • 2.

    On the back of the plate, draw an arrow pointing toward the cut-out hole. Decorate the arrow and the rest of the plate with Crayola Fine Tip Markers.

  • 3.

    Around the outside, back edge of the larger plate, write alphabet letters (and numerals if you like).

  • 4.

    Use a brad to fasten the small plate face down onto the larger plate.

  • 5.

    Point the arrow toward the A. In the box opening write another letter or symbol to stand for the A. You could use the alphabet in reverse (A means Z), or you could choose a different symbol or a picture for each letter. When every letter and numeral has a code, you’re ready to write secret messages!