Paper Plate Parasols

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Paper Plate Parasol

 

Like most children, my daughter is very inquisitive. She asks a million questions & when I answer, she has a million questions more about my answer. We were reading a story recently and a girl was holding a parasol. “Mama, why is that girl holding an umbrella? It’s not raining.” It is called a parasol.  “What’s a parasol?” I explained to her what it was and answered a few more questions in the process & told her that we would make some pretty parasols.

Paper Plate Parasols

What you will need:

Paper Plate

Paint

Craft Sticks

Wooden skewer – Adults should supervise. I blunted the end of our sticks for safety.

Craft pom poms

Sharpie or markers

Glue gun – For adult use.

 

Paint the bottom side of the paper plate & let dry.

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With a Sharpie draw in some flowers or another design.

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Paint your design & let dry.

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Poke a hole in the center of the plate.

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Poke a wooden skewer through the plate so that about a 1/4″ sticks out the top. Glue a pom pom over the 1/4″ portion. Glue 6 craft sticks around the unpainted end of the plate. Let the glue dry.

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Mai barely let the glue dry before grabbing her parasol. She strutted around the house twirling it over her head.

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