Paper Plate Flower

Paper Plate FlowersI was totally inspired by this Paper Plate Flowers project at Pink Stripey Socks and have it planned for my art camp kids tomorrow. The only catch is that I didn’t account for a lot of new kinders, kids that have barely learned how to cut straight lines, let alone curves. Guess how I am spending my evening? Oh well, they will have fun painting them and I did have fun learning that watercolors look really good on uncoated plates.

MATERIALS
Uncoated 9″ paper plates, the thinner the better
• Scissors
• Stapler
Liquid watercolor paints

DIRECTIONS
PREP: Make four templates that gradate in size, and number of petals so that they make a random arrangement. Older students can trace and cut their own. Younger, as in kinder and 1st grade may need them precut. I cut about 4 at a time to speed things up.
1. Choose one of each size flower and staple in the center
2. Paint each layer a different color or watercolor paint, pulling up petals to paint underneath. Splotches and mixed colors are welcome and only make the flowers look better.


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