My family is enjoying healthy snacks as part of a sponsored series with GoGo squeeZ and Socialstars. #GoGosqueeZSquad
I love craft projects that are simple and provide an opportunity for kids to show off their creative side. I love them even more when I can just gather a few supplies from around the house! These easy Paper Plate Flowers were a wonderful mix of basic art skills and they turned out so bright and cheerful. We grabbed our supplies and headed outside for a fun afternoon of imagination and color mixing!
Our weather has been lovely this Spring and we’ve been trying to spend as much time as possible outdoors. It took less than 5 minutes to grab our supplies for these festive Paper Plate Flowers and an old tablecloth to toss on the ground for seating.
Paper Plate Flowers
2 sizes of paper plates
A few green pipe cleaners
As long as you have 2 different sizes of paper plates, you’re all set. My plates had patterns on one side but we flipped them over and used the backside as our canvas, easy peasy! Don’t forget to bring along an extra plate or two to squirt your paint on, I’m all about easy clean up!
Set your little Picassos free and encourage them to mix the paint colors and create new ones, use different sized brushes to create texture, and suggest they cover all the white space on the plate.
I just love when they work together, there’s nothing like sweet sibling moments! After the plates are all colorful and painted, it’s time for another favorite activity at my house…SNACKING!
There’s a healthy and delicious new snack option available that my kiddos are loving: GoGo squeeZ YogurtZ! These pouches are full of real, scrumptious yogurt & fruit, no artificial anything, and, my favorite feature, no refrigeration required! Yes, you read that right, yogurt that doesn’t have to be refrigerated and full of delicious flavor kid’s love! These GoGo squeeZ YogurtZ were perfect to grab and bring outside with us because we didn’t have to worry about keeping them cool or spoons to enjoy our snack.
After our yummy snack, our plates were dry and we made cuts about 1-2 inches around the circumference of the plates, then glued the smaller plate on top of the larger one. We twisted together 2 pipe cleaners and formed a stem, then used tape to attach the stem to the back of the larger plate. The girls wanted to add something fun to the center and decided on a few neon pompoms that we glued on for even more color!
Aren’t these just the cutest (and I’m not talking about just the girls!)? We enjoyed a beautiful afternoon creating these and basking in the perfect weather. Grab the kids and head outside for your next craft project, you can even surprise everyone with a fun new snack like the tasty GoGo squeeZ YogurtZ! These pouches are a new staple in my pantry!
If your looking for more ways to keep the kiddos busy, be sure to check out our Summer Boredom Busters That Don’t Break The Bank or our amazing DIY No Sew Teepee, it’s simple to make and your kids will want to live in it all year long!
How would your kids decorate their paper plate flowers?