An easy and adorable paper plate flower craft for toddlers and preschoolers to make!
What signals spring more than a colourful flower? You’re going to love how quick and easy this colourful flower craft is to make! It’s a perfect spring craft for toddlers and preschoolers! It’s our Letter F craft in our A-Z paper plate crafts collection.
Hooray for Spring! I think it might finally be here! Tiny green shoots are sprouting up in the garden and the buds are on the trees! We’ve been doing lots of Spring crafting these past few weeks, and the paper plate flowers that I’m sharing with you today might just be my favourite yet!
These cheerful flowers were so easy to make, and a lot of fun too! It’s a simple craft, but it packs in lots of opportunities for learning: painting, colour-mixing, shape recognition, cutting, and gluing, to name a few.
Aren’t paper plates just the best when you’re crafting with young children? I love how versatile they are!
Ok! Let’s gather up our supplies and make some flowers!
To make your paper plate flower craft, you’ll need:
- paper plate
- paint (bright spring colours)
- paint brush
Making our flowers:
I set out a paint pallet filled with bright spring colours, and the hooligans painted their plates. Older children will use more thought as to the placement of their colours, but toddlers will just be happy to slap their paint all over that plate! Let ’em! That’s fun! That’s learning!
When the paint is dry, simply snip through the outer rim of the plate and cut out the inner circle. Depending on your child’s cutting skills, he or she may be able do to this step with little or no assistance. Toddlers, of course, will require some help.
When the rim of the plate has been removed, set the centre aside, and chop that rim up into chunky pieces. These will be the petals for your flower.
Putting your flower all together:
Grab the centre of the flower that you set aside a minute ago.
To finish have your child glue the shorter edge of the flower petal to the back of the round center piece.
TIP: Because those petal pieces are curved, we weighted our flowers down with small glass bowls to prevent the petals from popping away from the centre while the glue was wet.
What do you think? Aren’t these just the cheeriest, little paper plate flowers you’ve ever seen?
I think they’d be lovely to do as a classroom or nursery project. Wouldn’t they look lovely suspended from a ceiling or displayed together on a bulletin board!
Head on over to Kids Activities blog if you’re looking for If you’re looking for more Flower Crafts for your kids to make!
And, be sure to check out our 10 easy spring crafts to do with toddlers and preschoolers!
For more easy, awesome paper plate crafts, check out my A-Z collection of Paper Plate crafts! You’ll find one or more crafts for every letter of the alphabet.
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Jackie is a mom, wife, home daycare provider, and the creative spirit behind Happy Hooligans. She specializes in kids’ crafts and activities, easy recipes, and parenting. In 1997, Jackie stepped out of the corporate world to start a family and to open her own home daycare. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.