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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Paper Plate Balls

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. 

Make 2 of these 3D half circles. One for the top and one for the bottom.

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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  1. so fun! These would be great to have kids decorate too! Thanks for stopping over to Nap-Time Creations! Congrats on your first month of blogging! :o)

    1. I never thought about having kids decorate their own! What a fun Birthday party idea maybe! Thanks

  2. What a cute project - great for party decoration! With some spray paint you can even match it to the colors you love!

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    1. Thanks for visiting! I am excited to paint them soon! If you try them, let me know how they turn out!

  3. Great project! I love this. This seems fun! Thanks for posting!

  4. I am spray painting these and hanging them in my teenagers "quiet" corner! She will love it!