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Flowers in the garden craft

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Gorgeous flowers in the garden craft that combines paper plate painting and yarn threading.

Flowers in the garden - yarn and paper plate flower craft

What’s your most exciting thing about spring? It is bunnies? Bees, ladybugs or other insects? Butterflies?

For me it’s flowers.

I love watching the flowers in my garden coming to life, the trees blooming, the green grass. With the long winters here in Minnesota, I have to wait quite a while for this beautiful view and the anticipation builds up with every breeze of warm air. Is winter over? Can we hope for spring now?

Paper plate flower craft

This flowers in the garden craft brings together paper plate and yarn – a combo that we have used before. Make sure to check out our paper plate craft collection.

If you’re making the craft with toddlers or preschoolers you may want to skip the yarn threading part. Young kids may get frustrating and we certainly want a craft to be all fun.

Flowers in the garden craft

Flowers in the garden spring craft

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How to make a flowers in the garden craft

Step 1: Start by painting the paper plate. The bottom part will be green and the top blue.

For a more dramatic look of the sky, you can use two shades of blue. Let the paint dry completely.

Painted paper plate

Step 2: Use the hole punch to make holes on both sides of the paper plate part that is painted green. Cut a strand of green yarn, thread it through the plastic yarn needle and tie one end to the needle. Tape the other end to the back of the paper plate, next to a hole. Start threading the yarn through the holes.

You can go once or several time through each hole. When you’re done, tape the end of the yarn to the back of the paper plate. If you need more yarn, repeat this step.

Yarn and paper plate craft

Yarn and paper plate flower craft for kids

Step 3: Download the flower template (find it at the end of the post) and cut out the big flower and small flower patterns.

Trace the patterns on yellow construction paper. We will need one big flower and two small flowers. Use circle punches to make one big red circle and two small red circles. Glue the red circles in the middle of the flowers.

Step 3: Cut out stems and little leaves from green construction paper. Glue the stems on the paper plate, just above the yarn. The leaves will go next to the stems. Glue the flowers on top of the stems.

Flower craft for kids

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Flowers in the garden craft

Flowers in the garden craft

Make a beautiful paper plate flower craft to celebrate the arrival of spring.

Materials

  • Flower template - find it at the end of the post
  • Paper plate
  • Green and blue paint
  • Green yarn
  • Green, yellow and red construction paper
  • Glue
  • Tape

Tools

  • Paintbrush
  • Plastic yarn needle
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Circle punch (small and big)

Instructions

Start by painting the paper plate. The bottom part will be green and the top blue. For a more dramatic look of the sky, you can use two shades of blue. Let the paint dry completely.

Use the hole punch to make holes on both sides of the paper plate part that is painted green. Cut a strand of green yarn, thread it through the plastic yarn needle and tie one end to the needle. Tape the other end to the back of the paper plate, next to a hole. Start threading the yarn through the holes. You can go once or several time through each hole. When you’re done, tape the end of the yarn to the back of the paper plate. If you need more yarn, repeat this step.

Download the flower template and cut out the big flower and small flower patterns. Trace the patterns on yellow construction paper. We will need one big flower and two small flowers. Use circle punches to make one big red circle and two small red circles. Glue the red circles in the middle of the flowers.

Cut out stems and little leaves from green construction paper. Glue the stems onto the paper plate, just above the yarn. The leaves will go next to the stems. Glue the flowers on top of the stems.

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