SciFi Mama

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Craft Flowers October 4, 2010

Filed under: crafts,pics — scifimama @ 5:38 am

Saturday Paige & I got out the crafty stuff.  After a little setup help from Mommy, she was able to do this craft by herself.  Some independence doing crafty stuff is a Paige nirvana.  She’s a child who loves crafts and is as independent as I am.  Very easy to make.

Materials:

  • Craft felt or foam
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Green paint
  • Pom pom balls
  • Gemstones
  • Buttons
  • School glue
  • Glue gun
  • Scissors

I let Paige pick the color flowers she wanted.  We ended up with orange and pink flowers.  I cheated and used some popsicle sticks that were already painted green.  Otherwise, start by painting your popsicle sticks and setting them aside to dry.

Draw a flower on the foam or felt.  Doesn’t have to be anything fancy, you’ll only use the outline anyway.  Place the outline on top of another piece of felt or foam.  You’ll need 2 identical flowers in order to make 1 flower.  Cutting them out at the same time is the easiest way to do this.

Now it’s time for your child to have some independence.  Set out the items needed to decorate the flowers.  I like to put these out in little ramekins usually.  It contains the mess and lets Paige pick what she wants.

Once the glue has dried it’s time for Mommy again.  You’ll use the hot glue gun to make a sort of popsicle sandwich with the flowers.  Lay one flower face down, place some hot glue on the popsicle stick.  Glue that to the flower, then glue the other side of the flower to the popsicle stick.

You’ll end up with a small gap between your flowers.  Use a bit of hot glue to close this up.  The finished product is cute.  It won’t go into any fine art museum any time soon.  But it will look cute in Grammy’s house, probably in with the pens by the phone.

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