Spring is such a fun time of the year! Welcome the season with a fun craft. This paper plate flower wreath is perfect for kids to make in the coming weeks.
This paper plate craft for kids is a great way to get kids excited for the changing seasons. If working with young children, it does require a little assistance from a grown-up, but older children should be able to make this one on their own.
Paper Plate Flower Wreath
Grab your paper and glue along with the free printable template below to make this fun spring craft.
What You’ll Need
- colored craft paper
- craft glue
- paper plate with center cut out
- flower template (enter your email in the form below to get your template)
What You’ll Do
Grab some colored craft papers for the flowers and trace the petal patterns on them. For each flower you will need to cut out 5 petals.
Cut a slit from the bottom middle point halfway towards the top end of the petal.
Overlap both sides of the slits and use craft glue to secure the overlapped parts. Similarly prepare the other petal cutouts.
Cut out a round piece of paper for the flower base.
Attach the straight end of the petal on the round base, keeping the pointy end facing outside the round base.
Attach all 5 petals on the round base one by one.
Trace and then cut out the spiral pattern on a different colored craft paper.
Roll the spiral cutout from its outer end and continue to roll towards the center.
Once the roll reaches the center, allow the rolled spiral to loosen up a little.
Glue the rolled spiral on the center to secure the rolled paper.
Glue the rolled paper on the center of the 5 petaled paper flower prepared in step 5.
Trace and cut out leaf patterns from green colored craft papers.
Grab the wreath base and attach the paper flowers on it one by one. Try to almost cover the base with the flowers.
Glue the leaf cutouts between the flowers to fill the empty spaces between the flowers, on the base.
Attach a hanging mechanism on the back side and hang it on a wall!
Add more details if you want to.
Picture BOOKS ABOUT Flowers
Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about flowers. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
• Mrs. Peanuckle’s Flower Alphabet – From the aster to the zinnia, Mrs. Peanuckle introduces very young children to 26 types of flowers from across the globe. For each one, she offers a single defining characteristic, some of them very surprising.
• Flowers – Including information on common regional species, flowers’ habitable ranges, basic flower care and cultivation, and flower anatomy and pollination, this picture book introduction is perfect for both budding gardeners and aspiring scientists. Explore a worldwide garden without ever leaving home!
• The Reason for a Flower – The reason for a flower is to manufacture seeds, but Ruth Heller shares a lot more about parts of plants and their functions in her trademark rhythmic style.
RESOURCES I LOVE
• This hands-on paper flower science kit helps kids learn about the science of water wicking as they create gorgeous paper flowers.
• With this engineering design challenge encourages kids to investigate plants, greenhouses, seeds, and more!
• This fun board game helps kids understand basic probability and visual planning as they see just how wonderful flowers can be and just how much they can teach us.
Free Flower Wreath Template