This paper plate flower craft is a beautiful spring craft idea for kids. This is so easy to make and all you need is some basic craft supplies like paint, paper plates, paper, and glue.
Kids can work on their scissor skills by making several petals for these flowers. There is a lot of painting involved and kids will love to try out different color combinations. This can be done with both older kids and younger kids like kindergarteners, preschoolers, and elementary school kids.
This is also a great flower craft idea for Mother’s Day, Valentine’s day, and Grandparents’ Day. If you want more easy flower crafts for kids, you may like this paper lavender, egg carton lavender, and buttons and fingerprint flower card crafts.
Supplies you need to make a paper plate flower craft
- Two paper plates (One small and one big)
- Watercolor/acrylic paint
- Two tissue papers of any color
- Hot Glue (To be used by grown-ups only)
- Three green A4 construction papers
- Pencil/Marker (optional)
- Free Leaf printable template (You can get access to our free printables by signing up for our newsletters below)
- One white A4 construction paper.
How to make a paper plate flower craft
To make this flower craft, we need two paper plates, one small and one big. Let’s first take a small paper plate and cut out small V shapes all around the rim.
Now, slightly cut the top of the petals so that it gets a curvy shape on the sides. Younger kids may need help with this part.
Similarly, take the bigger paper plate and make the petals.
Kids can now paint inside both these paper plates. Once they dry, they can also paint the outer side of the paper plates if they are patient enough 🙂 We used watercolor to paint ours. You can also use acrylic paint.
When the paint dries, cut out one of the petals from both the paper plates. The cut should be such that it extends to the center of the paper plate and forms a V shape as shown.
Hold the petal on the right side of the V shape and stick it over the top of the left petal. So the V shape is closed and you will get a 3d corn-like shape. Do it for both the paper plates.
Stick the smaller paper plate flower inside the bigger paper plate flower using craft glue. Wait a while for the glue to dry.
Get a tissue paper and scrunch it fully. Now cover it with another tissue paper and hold it all together at the bottom to form a ball shape. Cut off the rest of the tissue paper and apply glue at the bottom of the ball shape. Stick this tissue paper ball in the center of the smaller paper plate flower.
You can gently bend all the petals backwards for a more realistic look. The flower is ready.
Let’s make a stem now.
Get a green A4 construction paper and start rolling it from one corner to the other. You can use a pencil or a marker to help you start with the rolling. Once you roll it fully to the other corner, secure the ends using glue. Take one more green A4 paper and roll it around the previous paper roll to make it even thicker. Again, secure the ends using glue. The stem is ready!
Let’s stick the stem behind the flower. Cut both ends of the stem to make them more uniform and sturdy. Now make a small fold on one of the ends. Apply some glue to this small fold and stick it behind the paper plate flower.
Cut out a small leaf shape from another green construction paper. You can also download a leaf template by signing up for our newsletter below.
After you sign up, you will get an email to confirm your subscription and once you confirm, you will get another email with a link and password to access our printable library. Open the printable library and you will be able to find our leaf printable under the section “Spring”.
After downloading, print it on an A4 white construction paper. Kids can either color it green or use it as a template to cut out a leaf from green construction paper.
After cutting out the leaf, make a crease on it by folding it in half vertically. Stick the leaf behind the stem.
Our beautiful paper plate flower craft is ready!
Check out our collection of colorful flower crafts for kids for more flower craft ideas.