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How To Make Pretty Paper Plate Flowers

How To Make Pretty Paper Plate Flowers

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Introducing another colourful project from Momtaz Begum-Hossain, that’ll certainly brighten up your afternoon! These pretty paper plate flowers are a great activity for the kids to unleash their imaginations on, and will provide gorgeous home decor accents when completed, too. You can use any type of paper plate for this project; coloured paper plates look great, you can paint a white paper plate just like the one used here, or leave it plain. If you’re going to paint a plate, do that first then leave it to dry before you get started. Check out the full tutorial below, and create your own paper plate flowers to give any room an instant colour injection!

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Step 1:

Paper plate flowers tutorial step

On the back on your plate, use a pen to mark out sections. They should be evenly spaced and you’ll need an odd number. This plate is split into 15 sections.

Step 2:

Paper plate flowers tutorial step

Draw flower petal shapes that fit into each section and then cut out, so your plate looks like the shape of a flower.

Step 3:

Paper plate flowers tutorial step

Tape some yarn to the back of the plate.

Step 4:

Paper plate flowers tutorial step

Take it over the front and pull it over the opposite section.

Step 5:

Paper plate flowers tutorial step

Do the same again, this time over the second section and pull it to the opposite side. Repeat over the whole plate.

Paper plate flowers tutorial step

Your final strand won’t have an empty section to go to, so instead double up on the opposite section so you have two strands there – you won’t notice this once you begin weaving.

Step 6:

Paper plate flowers tutorial step

Tie your first yarn colour in the centre. Then start weaving it in and out between your strands so that the centre section becomes filled and starts to look like a web.

Paper plate flowers tutorial step

Tie on a second colour and keep going in the same way, weaving in and out between the strands.

Step 7:

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When you’ve got to the end and woven your way around the plate, tie your yarn onto the nearest strand and cut it off. You can now display your masterpiece!

Finished project

Looking for more creative and crafty way to keep the children busy? Check out the rest of our kids craft projects and tutorials right here.

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