Mum Hack: How to Turn Paper Plates Into Bowls

Decorate this season’s backyard barbie using paper plates! This oh-so-simple and inexpensive tutorial will show you how to turn paper plates into handy bowls. It’s a great way for the kids to get in on the decorating action. These bowls are also great for filing with homemade treats to give as holiday gifts.

Supplies:

  • Thin cheap paper plates (large and small)
  • Scissors
  • Watercolour paints
  • Paintbrush
  • Washi tape
  • Paper clips or clothes pegs
  • Ruler
  • Pencil

Instructions:

How to Make Fourth of July Paper Plate Bowls; mumtastic.com

Step 1: Use your ruler and pencil to draw a tic tac toe board on the bottom side of the paper plate.

How to Make Fourth of July Paper Plate Bowls; mumtastic.com

Step 2: Paint festive designs using watercolors. Let dry.

How to Make Fourth of July Paper Plate Bowls; mumtastic.com

Step 3: Hold the paper plate in front of you. Cut the bottom left vertical line. Turn the plate ninety degrees. Repeat this process three more times. Then fold the paper plate where all of the lines are.

How to Make Fourth of July Paper Plate Bowls; mumtastic.com

Step 4: Use your paper clip or pegs to hold the bowls in place. Make sure you have the small flap on the inside of the bowl.

How to Make Fourth of July Paper Plate Bowls; mumtastic.com

Step 5: Wrap washi tape around the bowl to secure. Then fill with your favourite summer fruit or other homemade goodies.

 Project complete!

 How to Make Fourth of July Paper Plate Bowls; mumtastic.com

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