Paper Plate Umbrella Craft & Sunday’s Best Link-Up #9

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Tomorrow is finally March. We can kiss February goodbye & start the countdown to the spring. I feel as if it is all that I can think about. I am over the cold & snow and am longing for the outdoors. The snow may melt in the spring, but it is not without its weather challenges too. April showers bring May flowers & the showers certainly do fall. Here is a cute umbrella craft that you can do to welcome in the spring & its raindrops.

Paper plate umbrella craft

All you will need is a paper plate, paint,  a pipe cleaner, a straw & glue

Cut a paper plate so that there are 6 pie sections. Cut so that there is an uncut circle in the center. Poke a hole through the center with a pipe cleaner & pull the cleaner back out.

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Paint the bottom side of the plate. Paint each segment in a different color. Let dry.

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Using a glue gun, glue the edge of one piece of the pie. Overlap it slightly with the next pie segment. Continue all the way around.

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Poke the pipe cleaner through the top again. Form a loop & push the point back through the center again, keeping the loop on top & the end on the inside of the umbrella. Push a straw of the same color over the pipe cleaner until it reaches the top. Add a dab of hot glue to the inside center. Let it cool for about 30 seconds & then push the straw into the glue. Curve the bottom of the pipe cleaner to form the handle.IMG_9224 IMG_9219

Share your umbrella with a friend.

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With spring in mind, let’s get on to the main event.
Welcome to Week 9 of  Mother 2 Mother’s Sunday’s Best Linkup We’ve started our Spring Forward theme. Warm weather is around the corner, so lets get those spring posts up.  I’m looking forward to seeing lots of green.  

Please share your favorite St. Patrick’s Day and/or Easter posts. We’re looking for crafts, recipes, gardening, decorating ideas, room makeovers, tablescapes, spring cleaning and organizational tips, anything that you love to do in the spring and would like to share. Blow the dust off your old posts and link those too. Don’t have posts that fit into the theme, link up whatever post you would like to share. We would love to have SEO, blogging, organizational, and parenting tips, DIY projects, homesteading, homeschooling, and your posts on life.  Your linkups and giveaways are welcome too. Anything goes here. 

Each week a post or a few posts will be selected and featured the following week.  An image from your post will be used on my blog the following week with a link back to your blog.  Be sure to check back to see if you’re the Sunday’s Best featured blogger of the week. 

If you are interested in becoming a Sunday’s Best host, please contact me for details.  

                                             Your Sunday’s Best Hosts:

            Rhonda – Mother 2 Mother                Kim U. – Pinterested Parent         Kim M. – Life In A House of Testosterone


Here’s the rules, please connect with us on social media before you leave or subscribe/follow our blogs :  

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Please help us grow by placing the Sunday’s Best button above on your sidebar or in your Link Party lists/directory. Tweet the linkup using the hashtag #SundaysBest. I appreciate your help in promoting the linkup with Re-tweets and shares.

Now lets party! There’s a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Be sure to enter our Luck of the Irish Giveaway.  The pot is worth $1500 and will be divided between 3 lucky winners. Click on the link and enter. Today could be your lucky day.   

The Sunday’s Best Posts are:

Kim U. selected Felt Food from Mama Bee Simple 

I selected Living On a Budget from Mommy Talk

Kim M. selected Got You Covered from Jingle, Jangle, Jungle

All of the posts were great, and I appreciate each of you linking up.  I would like to invite all of you back to linkup your post again this week. While you’re here take a minute to visit these great blogs and connect with Nicole and Monica.    

Now, lets link up those posts and be sure to visit a few other bloggers who have linked up while you’re here. It’s a great way to meet and connect with new bloggers. Be sure to PIN or share any posts that you like, we all appreciate a little love.     





    1. You are welcome. My daughter loved these & was very proud of her umbrella. I hope your tot likes it as well.

  1. I love this. It looks so cute, creative & the color combination is absolutely fabulous too. I love how involved your kid is, on the craft work & her reaction is so cute & priceless. I would love to do this with my kids as well.

  2. My daughter loves doing crafts. She asks me all the time. “Mama, can we do a project?” ABSOLUTELY! I love that she enjoys art & crafts so much.

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