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Decorate Dinner Plates for Summer

Why not decorate dinner plates as a fun kids summer craft. These are a great way to spend some quality time together during summer holidays. Crafting is a great bonding experience.

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Summer is also a great time for get togethers and picnics. Why not make some themed dinnerware out of plain paper plates, cups and napkin rings. 

Save on doing the dishes and looks great! You can even use them for a BBQ. It is a good way to keep the children busy while you prep salads and get the meat organized.

Citrus Themed Summer Dinnerware- How to Decorate Dinner Plates

Craft Supplies:

  • Paper plate
  • Paper cup
  • Paper roll
  • Markers
  • Pencil crayons
  • White paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors

Age Range:

  • 5 years old and up

Time to Complete:

  • 45-60 minutes

Step #1:

First off let’s decorate our plate. Color a circle in the center with an orange pencil crayon. Using an orange marker, divide that circle into 7-8 wedges (whatever will fit).

Color the rest of the plate with your orange marker.

Step #2:

Now, let’s move onto the cup. Use two different color yellow markers, if you don’t have two just use some paint for one (like we did). Color two thirds of the cup with one yellow color.

Coloring the rest of the cup with a darker yellow.

Add some white paint to divide out the wedges.

Step #3:

Next is our napkin rings. Cut a one inch piece of a paper roll (repeat this for the amount you need, usually 4-6). Color two thirds of the ring with a green pencil crayon.

Color the rest with a green marker and add the wedges around the ring.

Now you can have a BBQ in style with these kids crafts summer and our summer dinner ware! How cute is this!

Perhaps you want to use other fruits as ideas for decorating. How about a red paper plate with a green top for an apple?

Another Great Way to Decorate Your Dinnerware:

Having more than one get together this summer? Why not make one a watermelon theme too!

Learn More Summer Dinnerware Crafts to make your summer BBQ’s one of a kind!

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More Kids Crafts Summer:

We have plenty of summer crafts for kids for you to keep the kids creating all summer long. Here are a few of them:

Sunny Handprints: Truly using your hands for this summer craft.

Summer Windmill: Teach and harness the power of the wind. 

Need other activities during the heat? We have tons of free printable summer word searches

Do you now have some ideas on how to decorate dinner plates for Summer?

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