Of course, my mom and mother-in-law are huge supporters of my blog, so I wasn't about to post the paper flowers craft and spoil the surprise! Now that Mother's Day has passed, it's safe to share these little creations with the world.
The best thing about paper flowers is that they're versatile. My tot sponge painted her flower petals, but if you don't have sponges lying around, feel free to paint with brushes or fingers. The flower petals are made from a cupcake liner, paper doily, and coffee filter. We ran out of coffee filters and wanted make another flower, so we just used the doily and cupcake liner. The flower still came out looking great! (See photo below.)
Whatever materials or painting method you and your tot decide to use, I hope you enjoy making these simple little paper flowers!
- Coffee filter
- Paper doily (we used 6" doilies)
- Cupcake liner
- Acrylic paints
- Sponges (one sponge for each paint color)
- Paper Plate (or anything to pour the paint on for dipping with sponges)
- Green construction paper
Cut 6-8 slits around the edges of the coffee filter and cupcake liner to create flower petals. The slits don't have to be perfectly symmetrical for the flowers to look nice.
Sponges- We used shape sponges that I bought from the dollar store. Another wonderful option is to cut an ordinary dish sponge into several pieces.
Once dry, glue the paper doily to the center of the coffee filter and the cupcake liner to the center of the paper doily.
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