Here's a paper plate craft which we did recently. Its a smiling octupus. The craft idea was sourced from here. You can print out some templates for the eyes and ribbons. With no printer at home, I improvised by drawing in the eyes and mouth myself and using silver paper for the ribbons and tie from an old used party mask.
This pink one (looks like red here) is for my boy. Its wearing a tie. "Like when daddy goes to work" says my girl.