I first did this project with my second grade class. The neighboring teacher, who was super awesome (Beth), taught this lovely craft to me. I just adore it. A fun twist on a bouquet, perfect for Mother’s Day or spring.
The Supplies (and a stapler, which isn’t pictured):
You will need to cut the tissue paper into small squares.
Then you take your green construction paper. These will be the stems. You can fold the paper either way. You will have to decide if you want short stems or long stems. Be sure NOT to fold it all the way to the edge. Leave a little lip.
Next, you are going to cut slits from the folded edge in. Be sure not to cut all the way through. The width of your slits will determine the width of your stems.
Then you pull the edges to match. This will give your stems a nice little bend.
Lastly, you roll your paper. I like to roll loose enough to fit a stapler in to secure it.
Now you have your stems down. Next up are the flowers. I like to use a pencil, eraser side down, to put my flowers on. I put the pencil in the middle of the tissue paper.
I wrap up the paper around the tip of the pencil.
Next, you have to add adhesive. When I did this with my second grade class, we used glue. When I did it at home, I used Zots (little adhesive dots) and it was so much easier.
Now you stick it on your stem.
This last step is totally optional. I like to wrap the bottom in a strip of colored paper. This is also a good place to write a message like, “Happy Mother’s Day!”.
And voila! A fun bouquet to celebrate spring or the amazing woman in your (or your child’s) life.
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