Last Monday, we hosted our first Arts and Crafts in the Park of the year. I wasn’t sure what to expect in terms of numbers, so I wanted a craft that could easily accommodate whoever came our way. The winner? Paper plate flowers!
This craft was originally geared towards preschool and kindergarten, but we had kids of all ages wanting to give it a try during our Arts and Crafts at the park program. It’s a nice one, because you can make it as simple or complex as you like.
Ready to get started?
What You Need:
- Paper Plates
- Liquid Water color (this is the set I bought)
- Spray bottles
- Craft sticks
- Packing tape
What You Do:
Hand out the paper plates and have kids color however they like.
We discovered later that it’s better to color with crayon, but you can do marker too if you don’t mind it smearing when you spray on the water colors.
Next, cut around the plate to create petals. If you have older kids, you can encourage them to cut little triangles or “v”s to help the petals stick out better.
Now, put about 2 tablespoons of liquid water color in a spray bottle and add just a bit of water. Spray the water color onto the paper plate to give it a bit of texture. This is fun because the crayon resists the watercolor, giving it an interesting look.
Color the craft stick green and tape it onto the back of the paper plate and you have yourself a paper plate flower.
This week at Art in the Park, we’ll be making potato stamp lady bugs. Tune in again next Monday for a tutorial and more pictures!