How to Make a Paper Plate Flower

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April 6, 2017

Paper Plate Flower - ready to hangThese flowers couldn't be easier to make and will appeal to crafters of all ages. Do it skilfully and you can have some cool wall art for an adult room. Bold colours will suit a teenage bedroom or let young kids loose with paints, crayons, glitter, and stickers and you have a fabulous rainy day project.



  • paper plate or shallow paper bowl
  • scissors
  • paints, crayons, or coloured markers
Paper Plate Flower - supplies


  1. Make a small mark at 12, 3, 6, and 9 o'clock on your paper plate.
  2. Paper Plate Flower - make tic marks on edge of plate
    Paper Plate Flower - closeup of Sharpie and plate
  3. Make 4 more marks midway between each to make a total of 8 marks.
  4. Paper Plate Flower - making 4 more marks for a total of 8
  5. Use scissors to cut from each mark to the centre ridge.
  6. Paper Plate Flower - cut at mark to center ridge of plate
  7. Turn the plate over and press down to turn it inside out.
  8. Paper Plate Flower - press on center of plate after turning to back side
    Paper Plate Flower - plate turned inside out to cause petals to stand out

  9. Use scissors to round off the corners of each petal.
  10. Paper Plate Flower - round corners of petals
    Paper Plate Flower - plate with all petals trimmed
  11. Colour your flower. You can use paints, crayons, markers, or decoupage. Young children might want to add glitter and stickers.
  12. Paper Plate Flower - begin coloring with your choice of medium
    Paper Plate Flower - orange center with green scallops around center
    Paper Plate Flower - adding more color around center and out onto the petals
  13. You can attach your flower to a wall using sticky tack, or punch a hole into a petal and hang by a cord.
  14. Paper Plate Flower - finished plate flower with markers
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