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Paper Plate Poinsettia
This week has been so fun with my kids! We put up our candy themed Christmas tree (you can see it here) and today we got all crafty because it was cold outside. These paper plate poinsettias came out of pure imagination. We think they are darling and my kids and I are so excited to show you how easy they are to make!
If you don’t have these supplies on hand, simply head to the dollar store. That’s where we picked up everything we needed. I love that!
For this project, you will need:
- Square red plates in 2 different sizes (small and big)
- Glue dots (optional)
- Yellow construction paper
- Silver or gold glitter (both look great)
- White craft glue
- Cut one big paper plate in half two times to make 4 small squares (as pictured).
- Cut the edges off of the squares to create a petal shape. Remind your kids that all petals are different, so they don’t have to be perfect! Imperfection is beautiful.
- Using either glue dots or regular white glue, attach the 4 petals together in the center (as pictured).
- Repeat steps #1-#3 with one small paper plate, creating smaller sized petals.
- Glue the smaller petals to the larger petals in an alternating pattern to create the look of a full bloom.
- Cut a circle out of yellow construction paper (or have kids color yellow with a marker) and glue it to the center.
- Gently trace each petal with a thin line of glue. Here’s a hint: tell your kids that they don’t even need to squeeze the bottle! The glue will come out by itself and this will prevent globby glue messes (although, when you’re doing crafts with kids, the messes are sometimes the fun part:)
- Over a trash can, gently sprinkle glitter over the glue on the petals.
- Let it dry completely and then hang them altogether in a row!
Isn’t that cute? When they are completely dry, take them outside and gently tap off any extra glitter that didn’t adhere to the glue.
My kids loved making these so much and are really proud of how pretty they turned out! I happen to think they look gorgeous hanging over our fireplace.
This is a great center activity for a classroom or a chilly day activity at home. Add green leaves, another row of petals, or whatever you want to make them unique.
Most of all, have fun and happy holidays!
Looking for other fun crafts to do with kids this season? Check out how we make our Reindeer Food every Christmas!
Here are even more Frosty Fun Ideas for the whole Family!