It’s Monday….errr, Wednesday – I’m just a tad late, but it’s still time for Making It Monday. Some weeks the crafts will be super simple, some times they’ll be a bit more complex, and sometimes they’ll be perfect for toddler participation. Regardless you can be sure that you’ll always find something adorable with instructions so easy to follow that even the craft-challenged will be able to replicate the project in their own home – promise!
With Mother’s Day right around the corner I thought it would be fun to share a simple craft that would make a perfect gift for mom or even an aunt or grandma. My girls had a blast making these flowers with me and it’s a craft that they can do almost entirely on their own – with supervision, of course.
Materials & Supplies:
Toilet Paper Rolls, Floral Wire, Pipe Cleaners, Paint, Paintbrush, Ruler, Pen/Pencil, Scissors
1.) Save as many toilet paper rolls as flowers you would like to make. I think it would be fun to make a dozen and present them in a cute vase.
2.) Using the ruler measure 2” in from each end of the toilet paper roll and draw a circle around the roll. Then make lines a half inch apart along the length of the roll except for the space between the two circles.
3.) Cut along the lines to, but not through the drawn circles. If you have child safe scissors this is a step the kiddos can help with.
4.) Bend the strips out while creasing them at the drawn circle.
5.) Let the kiddos paint the flower petals! These little animal plates are perfect because the “flower” fits in the large section and the small sections re great for holding the paint.
6.) Bend a piece of floral wire in half and wrap with green pipe cleaner. I also formed some leaves out of the pipe cleaner. Leave a couple inches of the floral wire bare.
7.) Poke the floral wire through the space between the two circles straight through the other side. I then bent the floral wire so it was flush against the toilet paper roll.
8.) Take yellow pipe cleaners and wrap around the floral wire inside the flower then twist into a spiral and attach again.
9.) Give your flowers to someone special! Alleigh had an assignment to make a flower out of recycled goods around the house for Pre-K so she was very excited to take her creation to school and show her teachers.
And the best thing about flowers made from toilet paper rolls? They’ll never wilt! Have fun making these adorable flowers with your little ones.
And as always be sure to check out my other Making It Monday posts for more craft fun.