Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Construction Paper Flower Tutorial

For my first official Activity Days activity we made these construction paper flowers.

Here's what you'll need:

A hand (you should have one of those, right?)
Construction paper
Pipe cleaners
Something to trace with and add some color (Crayons, markers, pencils, etc.)

Step 1: Put your hand on the paper and trace around.

Step 2: Cut out your traced hand.

Step 3: Take your pipe cleaner and make a fun design at the end

OR twist several colors together and make your stem colorful!

Step 4: Take your crayon/marker/whatever and roll the fingers around it to give them a curl.

You could also color the petals at this stage if you'd like.

Step 5: Start rolling the pipe cleaner with the paper hand starting at the corner at the wrist.

Step 6: Tape at the base of the flower when finished.

My little helper with the finished product.

I also tried a different flower style by making two lily patterns and layering them:

The only difference in the method is that I attached the the two layers together with tape before I rolled them onto the pipe cleaner.

Enjoy your beautiful bouquet!


Tammy said...

That's really cool! I'll have to use this idea for an arts and crafts playdate :)

Stacy said...

Yeah! It was super easy, and cheap!

SAbelsMom said...

The hands showing on the pictures are so cute! It made me smile looks like a baby doing the craft.

Stacy said...

She was such a patient little helper :)