Making these fabulous flowers is a great way to introduce your child to relief art work and patterns. Paper cupcake liners filled with various textures create a floral theme and can be a perfect addition to a bright card, which would be great for Mother's Day, or simply as a lovely gift for a friend.
What You Need:
- Cupcake liners
- Glue stick
- Construction paper, green and another color of your choice
- Small decorative objects of different textures: beads, sequins, cotton balls, buttons, candies
- Green pipe cleaners
What You Do:
- Lay out a piece of construction paper. Fold it in half if you're making a card.
- Ask her to place cupcake liners onto the paper to see how many she will need. She can place the cupcake liners where her flowers will be and mark a dot at the base of them to show where the stems will be placed.
- Encourage her to fill the inside of her cupcake liner flowers with various textures including beads, sequins, cotton balls, buttons, candies or anything you can think of. Glue the textures in place. While these dry, she can work on the stems.
- Have her glue the green pipe cleaners in place starting from the dot she drew to the bottom of the paper. If they go over the bottom of the card, have her cut them flush to the base of the paper.
- She can now use the green construction paper to cut out the leaves for her flower stems and glue them in place.
- Finally, have her glue the bottom of the cupcake liners into place at the top of the stems.