Learn How to Make a Paper Plate Flower

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Learn How to Make a Paper Plate Flower

Introduction:

Making a paper plate flower can be easy with some help with our tutorial below! Using some paints and sequins, you can have a sparkly and pretty paper flower which you can use to decorate any room! It is also a great bonding activity for parents and children to do!

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Tools

  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors

Supplies

  • 2 Paper Plates
  • White, Red, and Green Poster Paint
  • Sequins (or small beads, seeds. etc)
  • Glue
How to Make a Paper Plate Flower - Materials
How to Make a Paper Plate Flower - Materials
Step 1

Create the outer layer of the paper plate flower

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Get one paper plate and fold it in half.

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Cut along the dashed line to create a smaller circle then unfold.

How to Make a Paper Plate Flower - Step 3

Snip some small triangles to make the petals of the paper plate. Follow along the dashed line as illustrated above.

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The first bottom layer of the paper flower is done. Next is to make the top layer!

Step 2

Cutout the inner layer of the paper plate flower

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Grab another paper plate and fold it in half.

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Cut along the dashed line as illustrated in the sample image above.

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Unfold the paper plate and set aside the leftover cutout. Do not discard the leftover because we will recycle them to make the leaves.

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Again, snip some small triangles to make the petals of the paper plate. Follow along the dashed line as illustrated above.

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The top layer of the paper plate flower is done! Set it aside for now.

Step 3

Cut some leaves

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Keep the leftover cutout folded in half. Now cut along the dashed line as illustrated above.

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Once cut, unfold it so that they look like this. These diamond-shaped cutouts will be the leaves of the paper plate flower.

Step 4

Paint the outer flower with light pink

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Paint the bigger flower paper plate with pink by mixing red and white.

For this project, we chose a pink and red color combination for the flower craft but you can choose any color you like.

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Once painted, set it aside to dry.

Step 5

Color the inner flower red

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Grab the smaller paper plate flower and paint it red.

You may choose a different color that you like.

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Once painted, set it aside to dry.

Step 6

Assemble the flower

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Place the smaller flower on top of the bigger flower.

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Stick them together using glue.

Step 7

Stick some sequins at the center

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To make the flower extra pretty, stick some sequins at the center.

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The sequins will be the pistil of the flower.

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Besides sequins. you may paste other materials such as beads, seeds or use some glitter or markers to decorate the flower.

Step 8

Make the stem and leaves

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Grab a wooden popsicle stick and the leaf cutouts and paint them green.

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Let it dry for a bit and flip them over.

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Glue the leaves to the back of the popsicle stick.

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Once you have assembled them, flip the stem over.

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The plant stem with leaves is now done!

Step 9

Connect the flower and stem with glue

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Get the paper plate flower and stick it on top of the green stem

How to Make a Paper Plate Flower - Finish

The paper plate flower is done. A great idea would be to create several differently colored flowers and stick them to a pot!

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5 COMMENTS

  1. I thought my kid the primary colors with this craft. The flowers are gorgeous

  2. I painted my flowers with crazy designs, ahaha and I do think one or two of them would be the best 😛 😛

  3. Awesome!

  4. Thank you for sharing this guide

  5. My daughter was very happy when I gave the flower that i made to her. As a parent, i thank you

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