- Age Guideline: 5 Years and Up
- Time Required: 30 minutes (Does not include drying time)
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.
- Toilet Paper Roll
- Lightweight Cardboard (Cereal Box, Etc.)
- Wooden Skewer
- Miscellaneous Embellishing Supplies (Sunflower Seeds, Tissue Paper, Small Pom-Poms, Etc.)
- Craft Glue
- Paint Brush
Start out by cutting a toilet paper roll in half. Each ring will make one flower. Trace one of the ends of the toilet paper tube onto the lightweight cardboard. Trace and cut out two cardboard circles for each flower you are making. You can also cut a few leaves out of the cardboard.
Next, make cuts about half way down the toilet paper roll, the cuts should be about 1/2" apart. Gently push the strips so they curl down and out to form the flower's petals.
Paint your flowers whatever color you want them to be. Also paint one side of each cardboard circle to match. Paint a wooden skewer green to be the flower's stem; also, paint any leaves you cut out green. Let the paint dry.
Glue the pointed end of the wooden skewer so it is sandwiched between the unpainted sides of the cardboard circles (the end should be completely hidden). The round end of the cardboard tube flower should now be glued to the circles which will end up being the inside of the flower. Glue the leaves onto the stem. Let the glue dry.
The inside of the flowers can now be decorated! You can make a sunflower by gluing reel sunflower seeds into the center of a flower. You can make a fluffy center by cutting small squares of tissue paper and rolling then or pinching them, dipping them in glue, and sticking them into the center of the flower. Pom-poms also look cute glued into the center of the flower. You can embellish or decorate their flowers with whatever they like!
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