I saw this idea flipping through a magazine at a dentist office a long time ago and wanted to try to make them. They took me about 15 minutes! They have MADE my little girl's room! I can't wait until Summer so I can spray paint them fun colors. They are super easy and a fun way to add dimension to any room.
First all you need is 20 of the thinnest paper plates you can find, a stapler and extra staples
Fold all 20 plates 3 times to make "triangles" in the middle as shown
Next, to make the top and bottom of the ball you will take 5 of your folded plates and staple them to make a 3D half circle.
When you staple the plates together you match the creases and press the "flaps" of the plates together and staple it 3 times.
All tips of the triangles meet together at the top, and the "flat" end of the triangle on the bottom to make the 3D half circle.
Next take the rest of the folded plates, there should be 10 left. Staple them all together in a long line. The first plate, triangle tip up, the second plate, triangle tip down, next triangle tip up, and the next triangle tip down and continue with all 10 plates like so...
Next, staple the long line of paper plates together to make a ring. This is the middle of your ball.
Next place your half circle "top" onto the top of the ring. The flaps of the triangles should meet. Staple them all together.
When faced down, it should look like this.
Next add the bottom circle
Staple all the flaps together
And you have your paper plate ball! Staple ribbon to the top of the ball to hang.
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