This Paper Plate Rainbow Garden Collage is a great example of why I love using paper plates for collage projects. Their strong composition means you can pile on lots of different materials and the round shape perfectly frames the finished creation. I made this with one of my daughters about five years ago and it’s still hanging proudly on the wall next to a Mermaid Paper Plate Collage her sister did.
Two paper plates, pva/white glue, coloured sand, blue and green paint, leaf ribbon, pre-cut flower shapes, fine glitter glue and some sequins. Oh and I almost forgot. If you look very closely you can see a little yellow/orange bee that was made using a stamp!
There are n hard and fast rules. Use what ever materials you can find around your home.
Paint one of the plates half blue and half green and when the paint has dried stick on your you garden embellishments
Cut the other plate in half and put one of the halves to one side for a different craft (post to come later). You now need to cut out along the rim of the plate to make the rainbow arch. You should see a natural line in the plates moulding to follow. Using a paint wish paint a thin line of glue around the edge of the arch (you are going to have to do this seven times so don’t paint it too thick)
Pour you first colour of sand over your glue line and pat gently down with the pack of a spoon so that the sand sits in the glue. Pour of the excess sand onto paper and put back into it’s container.
Have you spotted our mistake?
Use sticky pads st attach the rainbow to the garden base.
An upside down paper plate rainbow are just as cool!
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In The Play Room – Paper Plate Plane In The Clouds
Zing Zing Tree – Paper Plate Mermaid Collage
Crafts On Sea – Paper Plate Fox
Mum In The Mad House – Paper Plate Weaving