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?)
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!