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Paper Plate Fruit

Paper Plate Fruit by CraftsbyAmanda.com @amandaformaro

With summer here, we are able to enjoy fresh fruits at the peak of their season. This fun craft for kids is colorful and simple and a great way to celebrate the sweet treats Mother Nature has to offer. Use miniature paper plates, some paint and construction paper to create these colorful fruits for a fun summer project.

Paper Plate Fruit by CraftsbyAmanda.com @amandaformaro

Start off by painting the paper plates, one each red, orange, olive green, green and yellow. You may need to add a second coat. Allow to dry.

Paper Plate Fruit by CraftsbyAmanda.com @amandaformaro

For the kiwi plate (olive green), mix a little olive green with white to lighten it up and paint the center of the olive green plate.

Paper Plate Fruit by CraftsbyAmanda.com @amandaformaro

Using one of the paper plates as a template, draw a circle onto each piece of construction paper. Follow the directions for each piece of fruit below:

Paper Plate Fruit by CraftsbyAmanda.com @amandaformaro

For the apple, cut the circle from the white paper, trimming off about 1/2-inch all the way around. Use glue stick to attach the white circle to the red paper plate. Cut the paper plate in half and use the brown marker to draw seeds.

Paper Plate Fruit by CraftsbyAmanda.com @amandaformaro

For the orange, cut the circle from the orange paper, trimming off about 1/2-inch all the way around just like you did for the apple. Fold the orange circle in half, then in half again and finally in half again. Unfold once. use scissors to cut out the center sections of each triangle, cut through several layers of paper at once. Unfold and attach the circle (which should look like a wagon wheel) to the orange plate using a glue stick. Use an orange marker to draw a few seeds in the center.

For the lemon, repeat the steps as with the orange above using yellow paper and a yellow marker.

Paper Plate Fruit by CraftsbyAmanda.com @amandaformaro

For the kiwi, cut the circle from the green paper, trimming off about 1/2-inch all the way around. Fold the green circle in half and cut an oval from the center at the fold. Unfold and draw seeds on the green paper around the center hole using a brown marker. Attach to the olive green plate using a glue stick.

For the watermelon, cut the circle from the pink paper, trimming away enough paper to only cover the center of the green plate. Attach to the center of the green plate using a glue stick then cut the plate in half. Draw seeds using a brown marker.

Paper Plate Fruit by CraftsbyAmanda.com @amandaformaro

Now you have a vibrant collection of fruit which will make for great wall art in your child’s bedroom or playroom. Have fun!

Paper Plate Fruit

Rating: 51

Paper Plate Fruit

What you need:

  • 5 miniature paper plates
  • Craft paint: red, orange, green, olive green, yellow, white
  • Construction paper: yellow, orange, green, pink, white
  • Markers: brown, yellow, orange
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick

What you do:

  1. Paint the paper plates, one each red, orange, olive green, green and yellow. You may need to add a second coat. Allow to dry. For the kiwi plate (olive green), mix a little olive green with white to lighten it up and paint the center of the olive green plate.
  2. Using one of the paper plates as a template, draw a circle onto each piece of construction paper. Follow the directions for each piece of fruit below:
  3. Apple
  4. Cut the circle from the white paper, trimming off about 1/2-inch all the way around. Use glue stick to attach the white circle to the red paper plate. Cut the paper plate in half and use the brown marker to draw seeds.
  5. Orange
  6. Cut the circle from the orange paper, trimming off about 1/2-inch all the way around. Fold the orange circle in half, then in half again and finally in half again. Unfold once. use scissors to cut out the center sections of each triangle, cut through several layers of paper at once. Unfold and attach the circle (which should look like a wagon wheel) to the orange plate using a glue stick. Use an orange marker to draw a few seeds in the center.
  7. Lemon
  8. Repeat the steps as with the orange above using yellow paper and a yellow marker.
  9. Kiwi
  10. Cut the circle from the green paper, trimming off about 1/2-inch all the way around. Fold the green circle in half and cut an oval from the center at the fold. Unfold and draw seeds on the green paper around the center hole using a brown marker. Attach to the olive green plate using a glue stick.
  11. Watermelon
  12. Cut the circle from the pink paper, trimming away enough paper to only cover the center of the green plate. Attach to the center of the green plate using a glue stick then cut the plate in half. Draw seeds using a brown marker.
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16 Responses to Paper Plate Fruit

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    Joy Metzger says:

    Love it. This a cute idea that kids would have fun making. I could even see using these as inexpensive decorations for a Summer party.

  2. 2

    Amanda, love your creativity. Thanks for sharing!!! I have used, and will continue to use your ideas in my teacher “sharing” spots and workshops!

  3. 3

    these are so cute! :>D

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    Deborah says:

    I am loving these – and I know my kids would, too!!

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