Paper Plate Rainbow Garden

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.

We Used

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.

Rainbow Garden Paper Plate Collage

Paint one of the plates half blue and half green and when the paint has dried stick on your you garden embellishments

Paper Plate garden

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)

Paper Plate Garden

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.

Paper Plate Rainbow Collage

Repeat this for all the colours … 

Paper Plate Collage

Have you spotted our mistake?

Use sticky pads st attach the rainbow to the garden base.

Paper Plate Rainbow Garden Collage

Paper Plate flowers

Paper Plate Garden Collage

An upside down paper plate rainbow are just as cool!

Rainbow Paper Plate Collage

If you like this then you may also like…

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

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20 Responses to Paper Plate Rainbow Garden

  1. What a lovely idea! I’m always in search of free/cheap activities for rainy days and this is great x

  2. These look like a fun wet weekend activity to complete! Maxwell would adore to make these – he loves bright colours and rainbows!

  3. Very pretty! You’ve all done well there!

  4. Cass says:

    what a great idea – it looks brilliant! This would keep them busy for ages

  5. Sonia says:

    Oh this is just lovely, what a pretty craft x

  6. lisa prince says:

    such a cute idea to keep them entertained in this rainy weather holiday

  7. Rachel says:

    These are so cute, they look brilliant and there is so much detail x

  8. What a fab craft idea – it’s so colourful and bright.

  9. Sonya Cisco says:

    That looks so beautiful! We must give it a try, tho I am sure ours will end up far more untidy!

  10. Adele says:

    That’s a sweet little craft. Love a paper plate rainbow.

  11. Erica Price says:

    What a pretty crafting idea! Easy to make too.

  12. Kara says:

    what a fun activity to do – eliza would love this

  13. Jen says:

    This is so beautiful. I love the coloured sand

  14. This is wonderful.
    I have to show Emmy who will of course immediately want to make her own

  15. Helen Neale says:

    That looks very colourful 🙂 x

  16. Inside out rainbow, but looks nice nevertheless! Great idea for a rainy day.

  17. These are awesome! I want to make one now, but there isn’t a child awake, and I will look silly by myself!

  18. Shannon says:

    This is so beautiful. Thanks for letting me share your post in my St. Patrick’s Day Roundup

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