If you’re from the UK then the chances are you haven’t heard of Grandparents Day before. It’s been all the rage in the US but it’s fairly new here and I hadn’t heard about it until recently either. I think it’s a fabulous idea! After all there’s a special day each year when we celebrate our mums and dads so why not celebrate our gorgeous grandparents too? These Paper Plate Rosettes are a perfect Grandparents Day craft for the grandchildren to make. They are easy to create, colourful, thrifty and lots of fun. They’re sure to make any Grandma or Grandpa feel super special.
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Looking for more gift ideas for Grandparents Day? Zoom on down to the bottom of the page for a fun infographic from Chums that’s sure to give you lots of inspiration.
When is Grandparents Day?
In 2016 Grandparents Day is celebrated on 11th September in the US and 2nd October here in the UK. So grab your paper plates and let Granny and Grandad know just how special they are with this adorable Paper Plate Rosette Grandparents Day Craft.
Grandparents Day Craft Supplies
- Uncoated Paper Plates – x3 for each paper plate rosettes
- Felt Markers
- Safety Pin
- Sticky Tape
Grandparents Day Craft – How To Make Paper Plate Rosettes
Start by painting two paper plates for each rosette.
This Grandparents Day craft can be made in any colours you like so it’s a great opportunity to pick Grandma and Grandad’s favourite shades.
To make the largest bottom layer of your paper plate rosettes cut all around the edge of a plate.
To make the inner coloured layer of your paper plate rosettes trim off the outer ridged rim and cut strips all around the remaining circle.
To make your paper plate rosettes ribbons cut two lengths from the rim that you cut off in the previous stage and snip a little triangle out of the ends.
No Grandparents Day craft would be complete without a special message to your favourite Grandma or Grandpa! Simple cut a circle out of the middle of your third paper plate, snip around the edge and write a gorgeous message or draw a picture in the middle.
Now it’s time to put your Grandparents Day craft together. Simple glue the layers in place and then flip it over to glue the ribbons on the back. Finish off your paper plate rosette by taping a safety pin onto the back. Grandparents can show off to the world by wearing their rosette with pride!
More Grandparents Day Ideas
Why not give the grandparents a treat and team these colourful rosettes up with a useful gift from Chums. They’ve got clothes in a fantastic range of sizes, homeware and mobility aids too. I know a certain Grandma who would love their Meditation Colouring Book!
We’re going to use our rosettes as special gift tags that Grandma and Grandad can take off their presents and wear on their special day. I love that they make great keep sakes too.
Looking for more ways to celebrate Grandparents Day? This fun infographic from Chums has loads of ideas to inspire you.