Friday, August 7, 2015

Hyper Colorful Painted Paper Plate Flowers!

Lately I've been enamored with paper plate crafts.  We always have a ton of cheap, white paper plates lying around and they're the perfect canvas.  A couple of days ago my son was sick and we stayed home all day.  Fortunately, we kept ourselves busy with Lego, lots of book reading, and two paper plate crafts.  We had such fun painting, I thought I'd share our crafts here.  Here's our first paper plate craft-

Hyper Colorful Painted Paper Plate Flowers

how to make beautiful, hyper-colorful flowers from paper plates- great kids art project for all ages!
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So what do you think?  I'm in LOVE with how these flowers turned out.  Really, really, gorgeous.  And, (even better), they're really easy to make and paint too!  

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Ok! Let's make some beautiful paper plate flowers!

cut your paper plate flowers out

Each flower consists of 4 cheap white paper plates.  (I like the uncoated ones the best!)  Then, I cut four different sized flowers from the plates.

curl the petals of the paper plate flowers with pencils, pens, or markers

Then, I curled the petals of the flowers by curling each petal around a marker.  (Note:  You could also paint the flowers before doing this step.)

Staple the four flowers together to create paper plate flowers

Then, I stapled the flowers together.  (You could also glue them together, but I didn't want to wait for glue to dry.)

now it's time to paint your paper plate flowers

Then, I covered our work area (with an old Halloween tablecloth!).  I poured a couple of drops of liquid watercolors into an old candy container, and we got painting!

Side note:  We LOVE our liquid watercolors.  They are our current favorite art supplies.  You don't need a lot and you always get such beautiful vibrant colors.  Yes, your hands will get dyed in the process, but everything washes off.  My son wasn't always into painting with me before because he didn't like getting Tempera paint on his fingers.  Maybe it was a texture thing?  But he really enjoys using this paint.

Create the middle of your paper plate flower with  circle stickers

Once everything dried, we covered the centers with circle stickers.

directions to make beautiful, hyper-colorful paper plate flowers

That's it!

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Happy creating, friends!

Love the look of watercolor paints and flowers?  Here's a gorgeous and easy kids art project to turn paper plates into hypercolorful paper plate flowers.  Easy and beautiful.


  1. These turned out amazing! Getting ready to try them out with my daughter now! Thanks!

    1. :) Awesome! Have fun and let me know how it goes!

  2. j'adore!! projet pour le printemps...merci

  3. How does this work I'm having issues. Is there a template I need to use

    1. Sorry there isn't a template. You can cut the flowers however you like. just try to make them slightly different sizes to resemble a real flower!

  4. How does this work I'm having issues. Is there a template I need to use

    1. Sorry, there isn't a template. Just have fun and cut out flowers of various sizes.

  5. Hello, how did you achieve the multi colors on the leaves? Was that simply part of the process or was the paint slightly mixed?
    Thanks 😊

    1. Simply part of the lovely process. :) We love mixing colors over here!

  6. what kind of paint did you use?

    1. Liquid watercolors. We love them because they're so vibrant!

  7. Hi Leslie, you website is adorable! All of your crafts look like so much fun. What great creative ideas you have and your photos show them off well. I will trying some out with the boys!

  8. I'm the Editor of Fun Family Crafts and wanted to let you know that we have featured your flower project! You can see it here:

    If you have other kid-friendly craft tutorials, we'd love for you to submit them. Thanks for a neat project idea!

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  10. I used the liquid water colors but mine didnt look like yours? Do you dilute the colors with paint? Do you use a normal paintbrush? What do you mean when you poured the paint in an old candy container? I have these ready to go but I dont know how you applied the paint.

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