Receive our activities directly to your inbox FOR FREE – Subscribe Today.

How to Make Giant 3D Watercolor Flowers with Paper Plates

by Jean Van't Hul
June 17, 2020
329 Shares

Create 3D watercolor flowers using paper plates with a few things you likely have at home right now. Find out how to cut and paint giant flowers for a fun and relaxing watercolor art activity for kids.

Watercolor Art Activities for Kids - Giant Paper Plate Flowers

Today I wanted to show you how to make 3D watercolor flowers using paper plates. We saw a version of this watercolor art activity over at Pink Stripey Socks and couldn’t wait to try it ourselves (and give it a new twist).

Paper plates are easy to turn into flowers, mandala suncatchers, mini baskets and bowls, masks, or even paper spirals that twirl in the wind!

In general, I like using uncoated paper plates for painting because they’re basically sturdy cardstock. And paper plates are cheap and easy to find (an added bonus!).

Here’s how we made our 3D watercolor flowers…

Watercolor Art Activities for Kids - Giant Paper Plate Flowers

How to Make 3D Watercolor Flowers

MATERIALS

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Cut out flower petal shapes.

    Begin by cutting multiple flower shapes from paper plates in decreasing sizes.

  2. Staple or glue petals together.

    Next, staple or glue them together in the center.

  3. Paint with watercolors.

    Now paint the flower petals & stems with watercolor paint.

  4. Add additional decorations!

    Finally, if you like, embellish your flowers with additional drawings before or after painting them. We used chalk markers over the dried paint, which created a lovely effect.

Watercolor Art Activities for Kids - Giant Paper Plate Flowers

Finally, I hope you try this watercolor activity with your kids. And if you do, you can tag #theartfulparent on Instagram as I really like seeing your family’s arts & crafts projects!

If you’re looking for more awesome watercolor activities for kids, try 12 Awesome Watercolor Art Activities for Kids. And don’t forget to snag the FREE printable guide as well!

More Watercolor Activities for Kids

Pin It For Later

Get a WEEK of Awesome SUMMER CRAFTS for Kids

( Perfect for summertime family fun! )

    You'll also receive The Artful Parent weekly inspiration newsletter. And don't worry; you can unsubscribe at any time. I hate spam and promise to keep your email address safe.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    FREE EBOOK!

    Subscribe to get your free copy of the most popular Artful Parent activities over the past 12 months!

    SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

    Keep posted for weekly updates!

    Keep Updated With Fun Activities For Kids

    Keep posted for weekly updates
    329 Shares
    Print
    Share
    Pin329