Let’s make the coolest paper plate flowers! 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, patterned paper plate flowers or a bouquet of red roses. This is one of my very favorite crafts on Kids Activities Blog and has been used successfully at home or in the classroom many times!
Paper Plate Flowers – Let’s make Roses from Paper plates!
This simple paper plate flower craft turns an ordinary flat paper plate into a cool 3D paper flower! Kids can practice fine motor skills with cutting, bending, and folding while making a paper flower masterpiece. 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 paper plate flowers to decorate or give these roses as a gift! So, let’s get started!
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Video: How To Make A Paper Plate Flower
Supplies Needed To Make Paper Plate Flowers
- Red paper plates
- Staples & stapler, drop of hot glue, tape or paper clip to secure flower
- Optional: black marker or pencil
How to Make Paper Plate Roses
With a pair of scissors, cut the paper plate’s raised edge off (this can be done without a lot of precision). We call this the paper plate’s crust!
Continue cutting by creating a spiral cut or “snail” into the center circle of your paper plate. It does not need to be perfect. Your snail can be lumpy.
Starting on the outside edge of the paper plate spiral, start to wind up the spiral creating a roll.
Make your roll as tight as possible and then secure the ends under the paper plate flower bloom with a staple, paper clip, drop of hot glue or piece of tape.
Paper Plate Flower Craft Modifications to Age
Using this Craft with Younger Kids
- 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. Our three year old loves cutting so this was one of her favorite parts of flower making!
- My three year old started the twist and I tightened it for her once she was finished.
- Younger kids will need an adult to secure the flower.
- Consider making paper flowers with out the plate: Dozi Designs has a tutorial that makes the cutting process easier.
Using this Craft with Older Kids
- Add an educational element.
- Your children can write a message inside the spirals for their valentine recipient to unravel and read.
Making Paper Plate Flowers as a Class Craft
Here is how Holly used this as a kids craft for a class of second graders for a Valentines Day class party:
- Each child was given a paper plate & pair of kid scissors.
- We worked through the paper plate flower steps together.
- I walked through the classroom with the stapler and secured each of the paper plate roses with a staple.
- We added some string to the bottom of each flower and hung them from the classroom ceiling.
Other Valentine activities we did at the class party:
- Valentine coloring pages
- Valentines word search
- Printable fun facts about Valentines Day for Kids
- More Valentines party ideas for kids
- Red paper plates
- Optional: a black marker
- 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
- 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!
- After you have your “snail” cut into the plate, take the outside edge and begin twisting the flower.
- 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 flowers turn out? Let us know below, we’d love to hear from you!