Spring has been here for a few weeks and we've been on a flower kick. Our garden is is full bloom and what we see outside is definitely inspiring our craft time inside.
I mean, how can you resist these beauties? I want to keep them all year long, so we decided to try our hand at making a few.
Here's what you need: pipe cleaners, a circle of clear contact paper, tissue paper petals, and some ribbon or paper to make the center of the daffodil.
Start by punching the pipe cleaner through the center of the circle (sticky side up) and then back down again. Twist the pipe cleaner under the circle to secure it. Then peel the protective paper off. You will stick the petals to this part. (I did this part as prep and let Juliet continue from the next step on her own.)
Kids can easily hold the stem and place the petals around the circle. We learned through our own observation and from Bright Yellow Flower that daffodils have six petals.
However, Juliet decided they would look better with a few more, so you'll see that ours are not scientifically correct. (I'm okay with that--it is art, after all!)
For the trumpet (middle part), I found this gold lamay trim on the clearance rack at Walmart. It was $1.50 and there was only one roll left. But it was perfect, I thought. If you don't have something like this, you could always just make it out of regular ribbon or construction paper. You just need a tube that will stand up straight in the middle of the flower.
Gluing on the trumpets was the final touch.
Once they dried, we placed them a vase to enjoy.
They are quite cheerful, don't you think?
I'm happy for you to use my tutorial, use one photo and link back to my site, and even share photos of your finished work on your own blog, however, please do not recreate my tutorial on your own blog--thank you!
We found this book Bright Yellow Flower by Judith Hoffman Corwin to teach us more about daffodils. It's a good spring-time read.