Spinning Paper Plate Flower Craft

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INSIDE: Spinning Paper Plate Flower Craft is an easy craft for toddlers and preschoolers. Create a paper plate flower that spins when you turn it! This makes a great summer craft-tivity!

Spinning Paper Plate Flower Craft

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Spinning Paper Plate Flower Craft

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How to Make a Spinning Paper Plate Flower Craft

  1. Grab your white paper plate, paint it as desired.
  2. Grab your cardboard tube and paint it green. Paint your craft stick green as well.
  3. Cut out one section from an egg carton. Paint it as desired.
  4. Let all your flower parts dry. Once dry its time to assemble the flower.
  5. Using the toothpick poke a hole in the center of the paper plate. Make the hole slightly larger using a pencil.
  6. Use the toothpick to poke a hole in the center of the cardboard tube about about a few inches from the top. Make it larger using the pencil.
  7. Use the toothpick to poke a hole in the egg carton and widen it slightly using the pencil.
  8. Cut a pipe cleaner in half and fold it. Twist the holder ended so that the head is too big to fit through the holes you have made.
  9. Slide the pipe cleaner through the egg carton, then paper plate, then cardboard tube. Once both ends are through the cardboard tube spread them out.
  10. Test out your spinning flower. If it doesn’t turn easily, loosen your pipe cleaner.
Spinning Paper Plate Flower Craft
Spinning Paper Plate Flower Craft
Spinning Paper Plate Flower Craft
Spinning Paper Plate Flower Craft
Spinning Paper Plate Flower Craft


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  • White Paper Plate
  • Cardboard Tube
  • Washable Paint and brushes
  • Scissors
  • Egg carton
  • Pipe Cleaner
  • Craft Stick
  • Green Construction Paper
  • Glue
  • Toothpick
  • Pencil

Age Suitability

This activity is good for kids 3 years and up. My kids are 3, 3, and 6 year old.

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