Paper Plate Daffodil

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Paper Plate Daffodil
Total Time 1 hour Ages school-age

Daffodils are a sure sign of spring and Easter! Kids can make their own lovely daffodils from paper plates and a foam cups.

What you'll need

  • 9" paper plate
  • Foam coffee cup
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Yellow and green craft paint
  • Paintbrush
  • 12" x ¾" strip of cardboard (cereal box works well)
  • White craft glue
Helpful Tip:

If the flower seems too top heavy, try using a wooden dowel instead of the cardboard strip, or display inside a tall vase or jar. You can also add a magnet to the back of the flower to display on the fridge! If you don't have coffee cups, make a simple cylinder out of rolled up yellow construction paper for the center of the daffodil. You can skip the stem all together and add a piece of yarn to the back to hang on the wall!

How to make it

  1. Cut off the top of the coffee cup -- you want the remaining cup to be about 2" high. Turn the cup over and trim the bottom so the sides are even. (See photo.)  

  2. Use a pencil to draw a simple star on the back of the paper plate. (See photo.)  

  3. Cut the star out of the plate, rounding the arms of the star as you cut. (See photo.)  

  4. Paint the inside of the cup and the star yellow. (See photo.) When dry, paint the outside of the cup yellow as well.  

  5. From the paper plate scraps, cut 4 leaves. Glue the leaves to the cardboard strip (stem). (See photo.)  

  6. When glue is dry, paint leaves and stem green. (See photo.)  

  7. Glue the yellow star to the top of the stem and glue the yellow cup to the center of the star. Allow all to dry. (See photo.)

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