Roses are red and violets are blue. This Paper Plate Rose Craft is perfect for you!
Your students will love doing this book-inspired activity after reading, There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Rose by Lucille Colandro. These bright and colorful flowers are also fun for children to make their family on Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day.
How To Make A Paper Plate Rose Craft:
- Paper Plate
- Paint (red, pink, yellow, or white)
- Paint Brush
- Green Pipe Cleaner
How To Make:
To begin making this Valentine’s Day craft, your students will cut the edge of the paper plate off. This will help them when they twist the plate to form the flower at the end. They will then paint one side of a paper plate with red, pink, yellow, white, or any color rose that they would like. To save time, you can also use colored paper plates. I found a package of plates at the dollar store.
Next, your students will cut their paper plates in a spiral. My students like to say that they are creating a snail’s shell. If you are making these paper plate roses with young children and they are having trouble cutting a spiral, you can draw a line on the plate.
After your students cut their plates, they will take the outside edge of it and begin twisting it tightly to form the flower. They will glue or staple the end to the center of the flower so that it doesn’t unwind.
Finally, your students will then glue or staple a green pipe cleaner to the rose. If you don’t have pipe cleaner, you can also use green craft sticks.
You can put all of your students’ Paper Plate Rose Crafts together to create a beautiful, colorful banquet or place them around a bulletin board for a flower boarder.
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