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:
- Trace and cut two construction paper circles for each flower.
- Make half of the circles into "snowflakes" -- fold the circle in half twice, then make various cuts into the wedge.
- Unfold and glue the snowflake onto a contrasting circle.
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.