Paper Plate Fruits

Quick and easy to create, kids will have great fun transforming coloured paper plates into their favourite fruits.

Skill Level

Easy

Time to Make

45 minutes

Adult Supervision Needed

Yes

How to Make

    Apple Slice
  1. Take a red or a green coloured paper plate and cut it in half.
  2. Draw around one half of the plate using a pencil on a sheet of pale yellow paper to draw a semi-circle. Draw a slightly smaller semi circle inside roughly 3cm in from the edge but meeting equally on the straight line. Cut out this smaller semi-circle.
  3. Stick the pale yellow semi-circle onto the half paper plate using a glue stick.
  4. Using a brown pen draw 2 apple seeds on the straight edge of the apple slice.
    Lemon Slice
  1. Take a yellow coloured paper plate and cut it in half.
  2. Cut out 4 triangles 6cm high from a sheet of pale yellow paper. Cut the bottom of the triangles with a curve so that they fit nicely around the curve of the lemon slice.
  3. Stick the triangles onto the half paper plate using a glue stick.
    Watermelon Slice
  1. Take a green coloured paper plate and cut it in half.
  2. Draw around one half of the plate using a pencil on a sheet of white paper to draw a semi-circle. Draw a slightly smaller semi circle inside roughly 3cm in from the edge but meeting equally on the straight line. Cut out this smaller semi-circle.
  3. Draw around the white semi-circle onto a sheet of red paper. Draw a slightly smaller semi circle inside roughly 1cm in from the edge but meeting equally on the straight line. Cut out this smaller semi-circle from the red paper.
  4. Stick the red semi-circle onto the white semi-circle using a glue stick. Stick the white semi-circle onto the green half paper plate.
  5. On the other half cut from the green paper plate, cut off a triangle shape to make a smaller watermelon slice
  6. Draw around the green triangle piece of paper plate using a pencil on a sheet of white paper. Draw a slightly smaller triangle with a curved bottom inside the shape roughly 3cm in from the edge but meeting equally on the straight sides of the triangle. Cut out this smaller triangle.
  7. Draw around the white triangle onto a sheet of red paper. Draw a slightly smaller triangle inside roughly 1cm in from the edge but meeting equally on the straight sides of the triangle. Cut out this smaller triangle from the red paper.
  8. Stick the red triangle onto the white triangle using a glue stick. Stick the white triangle onto the green triangle piece of paper plate.
  9. Using a black pen draw a few spread out black seeds onto the red paper on the half a watermelon and the triangle slice.
  10. Using a black pen draw lots of seeds around the pale yellow centre of the kiwi.
    Half an Orange
  1. Take an orange coloured paper plate.
  2. Cut out 6 triangles 7cm high from a sheet of light orange paper. Cut the bottom of the triangles with a curve so that they fit nicely around the curve of the orange.
  3. Stick the triangles facing inwards going round in a circle onto the paper plate using a glue stick.
  4. Using a black pen draw lots of seeds around the pale yellow centre of the kiwi.
    Half a Kiwi
  1. Take a green coloured paper plate.
  2. Cut out a wiggly oval shape from pale yellow paper for the centre of the kiwi. Stick the shape into the middle of the green paper plate.
  3. Using a black pen draw lots of seeds around the pale yellow centre of the kiwi.

Top Tip

By cutting the fruits into halves and quarters, they can also be used as a visual numeracy teaching aid.

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