Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Recycled May Flowers

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April showers are supposed to bring May flowers. Here in the Midwest we have some tulips in our yard, but the terrible winter has delayed a lot of our Spring flowers. You can make these flowers in a few moments and transform your paper scraps into an adorable bouquet to tide you over until your garden blooms. This project originally appeared in the April issue of Kids Craft 1-2-3! 
paper (I used a map, sheet music, and pages from a gardening catalog.)
pipe cleaner
something for the center like circles of felt, buttons, circles of contrasting paper, pom poms

  1. Cut a piece of paper into a long rectangle. Try 4 1/2 x 12 inches or pick your own size.
  2. Fold the paper like an accordion with small folds.
  3. After the paper is folded up completely, staple at the halfway point and fan out the sides.
  4. Glue the sides open to make the flower.
  5. For the center you can do what I did and glue on a small circle of felt and a button on top of that. You also could attach circles of contrasting paper, tiny pom poms, or other center items. 
  6. I used tape to attach the back of my flowers to the pipe cleaners. You could also use a glue gun for a neater appearance.

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