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California just experienced one of the wettest winters in years! We received so much rain that it has significantly helped our ongoing draught situation. The glorious sunshine has been warming our faces and we can revel in the fact that Spring is right around the corner. All this rain means a spectular display of flowers throughout the Southland! To celebrate the oncoming deluge of flora, my family pulled out the craft supplies to create our own colorful flowers.
We raided our craft bins and boxes and within minutes we were making pretty tissue paper flowers. This craft is simple and I love that the flowers don’t have to look perfect. Also, this craft is inexpensive to make and the result of your efforts will never die!
The supplies I used:
- Tissue Paper (color of your choice)
- Pipe cleaners (color of your choice)
- Glass Bottle (I used a small glass baby bottle and a glass milk jar but a vase will work)
The size of the flowers is really up to you. We experimented with entire sheets of tissue paper and cut them down to various sizes and shapes. Just a reminder that tissue paper rips easily so remind your kids to be gentle.
For this tutorial I cut out triangular shaped paper.
Step 1. Stack the pieces of tissue paper on top of each other. I used 4-6 sheets. Full flowers look great but the more the layers, the trickier it is to fluff them up.
Step 2. From the bottom start folding back and forth (my folds were about 1-1.5 inches wide) to create an accordion effect.
Step 3. Fold the paper in half and then use a pipe cleaner to tie your paper together at the fold. The pipe cleaner will also act as the stem.
Step 4. Cut the edges I had fun with this one. Different cuts give the flowers a different look. You can cut the edges to create a rounded petal, or cut the tips to a point or create slices on the ends for a fun effect.
Step 5. Start to fluff out the layers from one side of the flower then move on to the other side.
Viola! Your flower has bloomed and is ready to be displayed. Create multiple flowers for a bouquet or display single flowers.
Another way we’re celebrating this beautiful season is by watching Ice Age: “The Great EGG-SCAPADE”. We’re all about Easter egg hunts in my family. In this short, Scrat and the rest of his prehistoric friends from Ice Age are back with a daring rescue that turns into the world’۪s first egg hunt! Our paper flower looks like the one Skrat is carrying in his mouth! Ice Age:The Great Egg Escape is available on DVD on March 7th. It’s also available for download on Digital HD through the iTunes store. We enjoy watching “specials” around the holidays. It’s a fun tradition and a memorable bonding moment for our family.
My kids love Scrat!
Sid is definitely my favorite Ice Age character!
I like Sid – he is hilarious!!!
I love the flowers. My grandmother use to make beautiful paper tissue flowers.
Scrat is my favorite character.
I like Diego.
Sid is my favorite character from Ice Age.
I like Luis the hedgehog. He is just way too adorable with his shyness.
I like Zeke!
Sid is our fave character from the Ice Age series.
Manny is my favorite!
Favorite character is Sid.