Colorful blooms are a hallmark of spring. This fun craft can be freshly picked from supplies found around the house, including paper plates, tissue paper and colored paper.
Step 1: Cut the tissue paper into one-inch squares.
Step 2: Glue the squares all over the back of a paper plate.
Step 3: Cut eight one-inch strips from the short side of colored cardstock.
Step 4: Fold the strips in half without creasing and glue on the side of the plate opposite the tissue paper.
Step 5: Glue a second paper plate to the first plate, covering and securing the strips.
Optional Step 6: If desired, punch a hole in your bloom and add a green strand of yarn or ribbon for hanging.
This craft was created for RAK by Bettijo B. Hirschi and Aimée Lowry, the Arizona moms behind the family-living blog PagingSupermom.com.
I love this! Makes me want to move to Arizona! Is there a way to subscribe to Raising Arizona Kids? Thanks for all the amazing ideas–as a preschool coordinator, I’m always on the lookout for easy, affordable crafts for our “tots” to create!
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