A Very Crafty Bouquet Of Flowers
Okay so we are pretty obsessed with collecting art material and finding simple yet fun crafting activities. Today we made use of our recycled paper towel and toilet paper rolls. I must say although this craft had tons of steps, it kept Karter (2) entertained the entire time. Partly because she has the ability to stay regulated when engaging in sensory play (finger paint), but also because with every step we used some sort of different material. So she would get excited every 15 minutes.
Kennedy and Karter have been on a flower/plant kick lately. Everyday they bring home some sort of new greenery that needs planted or attended too. I thought why not use the paper rolls to produce our very own bouquet of flowers. So here it goes.
Please feel free to adjust this craft to your liking. I know paint and other items can be intimidating so make sure it suits your comfortability.
- Paper towels, toilet paper rolls. Paper towel rolls should be cut in half.
- Paint- finger, water, and/or acrylic
- Pipe Cleaners or popsicle sticks
- Construction Paper
- Clear Glue or Mod Podge
- And any other art material that is great for decorating
Begin my cutting down the rolls to be different sizes in length. Begin designing with paint, stickers, glitter, and whatever else suits your fancy.
Cut the cardboard (flat) into a square to be the base of your bouquet. While your rolls are drying on the side, begin to paint and design your base. Kennedy took it to the next level and covered her base with a cool paper design by just gluing it on top.
While both base and toilet rolls are drying. Begin cutting out flower designs with your construction paper. I did different shapes and sizes to make it more abstract. I let Karter use crayons to color the petals. Kennedy used that same pattern paper and cut out her petals and glued them together to give the appearance of a flower.
Puncture the center of the flowers, and place pipe cleaners to look like stems. I tied a little knot to hold the pipe cleaner in the center of the flower. Popsicle sticks can be substituted for pipe cleaners.
After rolls are done drying, attach the pipe cleaner/popsicle stick to the inside of the roll using either glue or a small piece of tape.
After base is completely dry, cover in clear glue/mod podge. Before drying occurs, sort all the rolls around the base, giving it the look of a bouquet of flowers.
Allow to dry and viola! Mommy has her very own crafty bouquet of flowers!
Happy Mother's Day to all my sweet momma's! Hoping this fun, simple craft creates a special and messy moment! (Thank me later) lol.