Sunday, June 22, 2008

Snowflake Flowers

The Unplugged theme this week is "old," so I am blogging about an old project -- our Mother's Day "snowflake flowers."

This is one of those rare "original" creations, not something that I borrowed from someone else's blog.

To make the flowers:

  1. Trace and cut two construction paper circles for each flower.
  2. Make half of the circles into "snowflakes" -- fold the circle in half twice, then make various cuts into the wedge.
  3. Unfold and glue the snowflake onto a contrasting circle.
Use strips of green construction paper for stems, then glue paper grass over the base of the stems. The grass is simply a wide strip of green construction fringed by cutting slits through all but a small bit at the bottom.

I love this kind of project because it is open-ended enough for the kids to get creative, but there are some parameters so they get practice following multi-step directions. If you look closely at the upper-right bouquet, you will see that Cousin F made a collage on top of the middle flower; the lower-left bouquet has a beautifully simple flower made with an oval glued onto a circle.

8 comments:

Gottfredsen said...

I love them. I just may have to "borrow" from your blog. LOL

Kari Wright said...

I love this. Might work for garden next week! Perhaps we could do this with tissue paper on contact and stick it in the window!!! we always need more scissor practice!
thanks for a simple project!

Kate in NJ said...

Fab idea!!

morningstar said...

Love the bold color and big flowers. Great art!

Mom Unplugged said...

OK, this time I am "borrowing" from you. Love it!

Becky @ Boys Rule My Life said...

Beautiful flowers! I love how you worked the "old" theme in, too! :)

Jenna said...

I love this idea! My girls are always cutting up paper int snowflakes and then not knowing what to do with them. This would be a fantastic alternative.

Blessings-
Jenna

Julie K in Taiwan said...

Fun idea! I have a million colorful snowflakes that my daughter has made and not wanted to throw away, thanks for the inspiration.