http://wondertime.go.com/create-and-play/article/flower-necklace-printable.htmlMy daughter is definitely my own in that she loves to do crafts. She's always asking to do a craft or to color or draw or something of the sort. So I decided on something that would use up some of the scraps I have sitting around, yet still be fun for her. She LOVES to go through my craft supplies, so why not let her craft with some of them. (Okay, reading that sounds wrong. I have separate craft supplies than her as in she draws on her construction paper, not my scrapbook paper. Doesn't mean I don't NOT let her use my stuff. Does that make sense..? Okay, moving on.)
So we decided to make flowers, which she loves, too. What do you need for this? Scraps!
Scrapbook paper scraps
Embellishments (ribbon scraps, buttons, etc)
Wood skewer sticks (you can also use popsicle sticks taped together)
Trace out circles, using a jar or cup, onto cardboard or cardstock. Cut out as many circles as you want flowers.
Draw out different types of flowers in different sizes. If you want templates, you can find some here. Or just freehand some.
Cut them out, or let your child do them. I cut out half of them and she did the other half because some were smaller.
Pick 3 different sizes for each flower. You'll be stacking them, so you want to see each paper flower.
First, glue the biggest flower to your cardboard piece.
Now glue each one on, stacking them. I used a circle piece for the centers.
You can also use different scrapbooking scissors to cut out circles and flowers for a fun edge.
Do 3 or 4 for a little 'bouquet'.
Tape your skewer stick to the back of the cardboard circle.
Now have fun embellishing your flowers. Or leave them the way they are.
If you want to put them in your child's room or somewhere to display, fill a small vase with craft moss so your paper flowers stand up and stick your flowers in where you want. For different heights, just trim the skewers down with scissors.
Now she has a fun paper flower bouquet that she made to display in her room. So cute.
Have fun and have a lovely day!