Look in your kitchen to find cupcake liner flowers that your kids can make. Soon you will have bouquets throughout your house.
Today the liners come in many different colors. Besides the traditional pastels there are bright green, purple, and red. You can also find mini ones.
Daffodils bloom in early spring. I think the center looks like a small trumpet. Do you think that they are singing about the coming of warmer days?
The correct name for Daffodil is Narcissus. It is a symbol of spring. Narcissus is often associated with Easter. The Daffodil is the national flower of Wales.
Here are two ways to make daffodils.
Glue a mini cupcake liner to the center of the larger one. Let it sit overnight. Then glue the pipe cleaner on the back.
Cut five points in one of the liners. Glue a pipe cleaner on the back of this one.
Cut to the center of the other liner. Cut around the center so that you are just left with the frilly side.
Roll the piece that you cut off up.
Glue the rolled up piece on the center of the liner with five points. Place the daffodil flat on the table to dry overnight.
Add a pipe cleaner stem.
Your child can make a tulip picture.
Fold the liner in half.
To make the top of the tulip you will need to cut out some triangles. From the fold angle your scissors to the edge and cut off a triangle.
Now cut a zigzag shape down, up, down, up. You should have two triangles.
For the third triangle turn the liner around and cut from the folded end to the open edge.
Glue the two open sides together.
Cut a thin strip of green paper for the stem. Glue to the back to the tulip.
Glue the tulip to a piece of construction paper.
I made three tulips at different heights.
Here is a simple daisy that even your preschooler can make. If your child can color and do simple cutting he can do this project.
The common daisy is a native of Europe. It blooms from early to midsummer. An interesting fact is that the daisy flower closes at night and opens in the morning. It is considered the flower of innocence and children.
Color the center of the white cupcake liner yellow. Cut on the folds around the sides. (Say he loves me, he loves me not.) Cut up to the center of the liner. Tape a pipe cleaner to the back.
You can also use yellow, orange, red, and purple paper to make fall colored flowers. Have you seen the potted mums at the grocery store?
Your child can make one out of paper to decorate your home.
To make the flowers for the potted mum, take a yellow cupcake liner and cut to almost the center. Cut the opposite side almost to the center. Don't cut all the way through. You want your cupcake liner to be in one piece.
Next fold two cut ends to the center. Place the other ends over the piece and squish the bottom.
Take a pipe cleaner and fold the end around the bottom of the flower to secure.
Fold the pipe cleaner in half and make another flower for the other end. I made ten flowers two on each pipe cleaner.
Next cut a circle of brown paper that will fit on the top of the lid of the container. Glue to the lid.
Make five slits in the lid.
Push the folded ends of the pipe cleaners through the slits on the lid.
Cut a folded piece of green tissue paper to cover the outside of the container. I taped the paper on.
I didn’t have purple cupcake liners so I decided to color a pink cupcake liner with a purple marker. I made the flower the same as in the potted mum.
I then found out that if I cut a piece of tissue paper the size of a cupcake liner I could make a flower.
I cut slits in the tissue paper just like in the cupcake liner. I also made two flowers for each end of the pipe cleaner.
There are several cupcake liner flowers that your kids can make. Have fun coming up with your own designs.
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