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Mom Hack: How to Turn Paper Plates Into Bowls

How to Make Fourth of July Paper Plate Bowls

Decorate your Fourth of July spread with this oh-so-simple and inexpensive tutorial for how to turn paper plates into bowls. It’s a great way for the kids to get in on the decorating action.

Supplies:

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

Instructions:

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

Step 2: Paint festive designs with red and blue watercolors. Let dry.

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

Step 4: Use your paper clip or clothespins 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; momtastic.com

Step 5: Wrap washi tape around the bowl to secure. Then fill with your favorite summer fruit.

 Project complete!

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