How to Make Paper Plate Roses

These paper plate roses are the cutest craft that kids of all ages can do. Whether they are big kids or little kids, this paper plate rose craft is perfect.

You can use different colored paper plates and make rainbow bouquets or just red bouquets. Either way, they’re beautiful, easy, and fun to make.

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Making a paper plate rose is so simple and so fun!

Paper Plate Rose Craft For Kids

Practice fine motor skills with cutting, bending, and folding! This paper plate rose craft is super easy to make, and even more fun!

Plus, it doesn’t require a ton of crafting supplies. Many of these items you have already in your cupboard. 

The best part is, you can use these to decorate or you have give these roses as a gift! So, let’s get started!

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Video: How To Make A Paper Plate Rose

Supplies Needed To Make These Paper Plate Flowers:

Supplies you will need to make your paper plate flowers:

  • Red paper plates
  • Scissors
  • Optional: a black marker

How to Make Paper Plate Roses

Step 1

If your child has a hard time free-cutting, lightly draw the snail onto the plate for the to cut along.   You won’t see the pencil line when the flower is finished

Step 2

Cut a “snail” into your paper plate. It does not need to be perfect. Your snail can be lumpy. Our three year old loves cutting so this was one of her favorite parts of flower making!

paper plate craft for kids- it's easy to make paper plate roses- scissors cut a red paper plate into a swirl, and a little girl rolls up
Cut the paper plate in a swirl and then roll it up.

Step 3

After you have your “snail” cut into the plate, take the outside edge and begin twisting the flower.

Step 4

You want to make this as tight as possible.   My three year old started the twist and I tightened it for her once she was finished.

Here is how Holly used this as a kids craft for a class of second graders:

What fun!

paper plate craft for kids
These paper plate roses are so easy to make. Big kids and little kids can both make it!

Aren’t these just beautiful!

Notes:

For older kids: Add an educational element. Your children can write a message inside the spirals for their valentine recipient to unravel and read.

Why We Love These Paper Plate Roses

Paper plates are a staple in our craft cabinet!

We have made several paper plate crafts with our preschoolers over the past year or two.

This craft was inspired by one of the valentines we found and included a couple of weeks ago in our 30 Quick and Easy Valentines post. Thanks Dozi Designs for making mini paper roses. They are fun to make!

How to Make Paper Plate Roses

paper plate craft for kids

These paper plate roses are the cutest craft that kids of all ages can do. Whether they are big kids or little kids, this paper plate rose craft is perfect.

Materials

  • Red paper plates
  • Scissors
  • Optional: a black marker

Instructions

  1. If your child has a hard time free-cutting, lightly draw the snail onto the plate for the to cut along.  You won’t see the pencil line when the flower is finished
  2. Cut a “snail” into your paper plate. It does not need to be perfect. Your snail can be lumpy. Our three year old loves cutting so this was one of her favorite parts of flower making!
  3. After you have your “snail” cut into the plate, take the outside edge and begin twisting the flower.
  4. You want to make this as tight as possible.   My three year old started the twist and I tightened it for her once she was finished.

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How did your paper plate roses turn out? Let us know below, we’d love to hear from you!

14 Comments

  1. These are too cute. I could imagine my three-year-old twisting and untwisting the rose over and over again – great idea!! And, adding a message on the plate? Genius!

  2. I love them! Just pinned and added the link to my HomeSchool Projects list. (I teach homeschooled preschoolers one day a week) Looks like lots of fun.

  3. I love them! Just pinned and added the link to my HomeSchool Projects list. (I teach homeschooled preschoolers one day a week) Looks like lots of fun.

  4. These are too cute. What a fun little craft! Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next week.

  5. These are so cute! My girls are going to love making them. Thanks!

  6. we are trying this today!
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  7. These are awesome! What a great idea!

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  8. Love the idea of putting in a message! My girl’s will love these! Thanks for linkin up to Sunday FUNday! I’ll be featuring you this weekend!

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