Learn How to Make a 3D Paper Plate Beach Ball

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Learn How to Make a 3D Paper Plate Beach Ball

Introduction:

A paper plate beach ball is one of the easiest arts and crafts that kids can make. But if you want to challenge your kids, you can turn a paper plate into a 3D beach ball. Making something three-dimensional from a humble piece of paper plate can be pretty daunting so here we made a simple step-by-step instruction for you to learn and enjoy.

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Tools

  • Puncher
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

Supplies

  • Paper Plate
  • Poster paints
  • Glue
  • Split pin
  • A small piece of white paper
How To Make a Paper Plate Beach Ball - Materials
How To Make a Paper Plate Beach Ball - Materials
Step 1

Cut out the paper plate beach ball

How To Make a Paper Plate Beach Ball - Step 1

To make a 3D paper plate beach ball, we need to shape the paper plate like a symmetrical flower. Grab a paper plate and fold it in half.

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Fold it again in half. Follow along the dashed line as illustrated above.

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Again, fold it in half.

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Draw a petal shape on the paper plate. Use the dotted line as a guide on how to draw the petal shape.

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Cut along the outline made.

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Once cut, it should look something like the image above. Unfold the paper plate to reveal the shape made.

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Once unfolded, the paper plate should now be formed into a petal shape.

Step 2

Color the paper plate

How To Make a Paper Plate Beach Ball - Step 9

Before forming the paper plate into a ball, we need to paint it first. Beach balls are usually multicolored. Grab different colors of paint (we chose, red, yellow, yellow-green, and blue), and let’s start painting!

You may follow how we will paint the paper plate or you can paint it however you like.

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First, paint two petals with red paint that are across from each other.

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Then paint the next petal the red with some yellow paint.

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Next, we painted the two petals that are across each other with green paint.

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Lastly, paint the remaining two petals with blue paint.

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Once you are done painting the paper plate, let it dry fully before proceeding to the next step.

Step 3

Punch some holes on the paper plate ball

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Grab a puncher and punch a hole on each outer end of the petal.

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Once you have punched a hole on each of the petals, it’s time to form it into a ball.

Step 4

Form the paper plate beach ball

To form the ball you need to join all ends of each petal to the center of the paper plate.

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Flip the paper plate over and insert a split pin on one of the holes of the petal.

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Insert push pin into the next petal.

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Keep inserting the split pin on all the petals until it forms a ball.

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Secure the ball by splitting the legs of the split pin.

Step 5

Make the circular valve of the paper plate beach ball.

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An inflatable beach ball usually has a circular panel where you inflate air inside. To make one, grab a piece of paper and cut a small circle to make the valve.

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Stick the cutout on the center of the beach ball

How To Make a Paper Plate Beach Ball - Finish

The paper plate beach ball is done!

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5 COMMENTS

  1. These activities are superb. Good job with this beach all

  2. Nc idea to fold the plate like that 🙂

  3. I enjoyed making this so much I made another but i used green and white only

  4. messed my first try 🙁 but i did finish it yehh

  5. nice💪ball🏐

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