The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.
- Tissue Paper
- Green Pipe Cleaner
- Plaster of Paris
- Plastic Cups or Small Flower Pots
Cut three 4- to 5-inch circles out of colorful tissue paper. Cut a green pipe cleaner in half. Roll one end of your pipe cleaner halves into a small circle; poke the other end of the pipe cleaner through the center of one of the tissue paper circles. Pull the circle up to fit snugly below the circle you made in the pipe cleaner. Crumple the circle a little bit so it looks "fluffy". Repeat with the other circles.
Make 3 or 4 flowers and twist the ends together. Prepare the Plaster of Paris as directed on the package and pour it into into a 3 to 5 oz. paper or plastic cup. If you use a small flower pot, make sure you line the bottom with some foil or plastic wrap to plug the holes. As it sets, stick the flower bouquet in it.
When set solid, arrange the flowers to your liking. Decorate the "pot" with a ribbon or stickers if you like.
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