Easy Paper Plate Rainbow Stand Decoration

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Easy Paper Plate Rainbow Stand Decoration

Introduction:

Create this cute paper plate rainbow that you can use as decoration. It’s a super simple project that kids can do with their parents or guardians. It’s a great activity for preschoolers and beginners. It is an educational activity that kids can learn how to differentiate colors.

What’s great about this craft is that it can stand on its own.  You can use it to decorate any shelf or table!

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Tools

  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • A slim paintbrush

Supplies

  • Paper Plate (For this tutorial, we used a 9-inch paper plate)
  • Poster/Acrylic Paint – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple
  • Cotton balls
  • Glue
How to Make a Paper Plate Rainbow - Materials
How to Make a Paper Plate Rainbow - Materials
Step 1

Create the base of the paper plate rainbow stand

How to Make a Paper Plate Rainbow - Step 1

Face the front side of your plate. Fold the paper plate in half. Crease it well and unfold.

How to Make a Paper Plate Rainbow - Step 2

After making a crease line, mark an inch on each side of your crease mark.

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Draw a straight line on each 1inch mark using a ruler. See the photo above for guidance.

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Mountain fold along the straight line made. It should look like a taco shell once folded.

How to Make a Paper Plate Rainbow - Step 6

The rainbow base stand is now finished!

Step 2

Paint the plate to make the rainbow

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Using red paint, paint a line on the edge of one side of the paper plate.

How to Make a Paper Plate Rainbow - Step 9

Paint it closely to the border following an arch path.

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Now paint an orange arch line below the red arch.

How to Make a Paper Plate Rainbow - Step 11

Paint a yellow arch beneath the orange line.

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Next, paint using some green paint.

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After green, paint a blue arch beneath it.

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Last, paint a purple arch to complete the rainbow! Paint a rainbow on the backside as well to make it look nicer!

Step 3

Make some clouds for your rainbow stand

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Grab some cotton balls and glue.

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Put some glue on one end of the rainbow and stick some cotton balls there.

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Put some cotton balls on the other end of the rainbow. It’s up to you how many cotton balls you put into making a cloud ( We used 3 to resemble a cumulus cloud). Just make sure that the number of cotton balls is the same on both sides.

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Your rainbow stand now has clouds! Do the same at the back. Make sure they have the same amount of cotton balls, or else one side will be heavier, and it would no longer be sturdy.

How to Make a Paper Plate Rainbow - Finish

Your paper plate rainbow stand is now done!

How to Make a Paper Plate Rainbow - Sample

Since the rainbow paper plate can stand on its own, use it as a cute decor stand on any shelf or table!

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Very simple idea. I thought she wouldn’t like it when she would finish it. glad that she did

  2. This lacks the oomph factor, how to make it prettier?

    • lots of things say like glitters and markers. Don’t over do it though

  3. Used spray paint 🤪

  4. Didn’t have that much fun but there are a lot of articles to choose from! I gave five becuase I just think i was not in the mood today

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