Posted by: ad65shorty | April 20, 2009

Tissue Flowers

Because Earth Day is on Wednesday, I thought we would focus on plants this week. I am so excited about some of these activities!

Remember these?!

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I forgot about them until a couple of years ago when I was a nanny. One of the little girls I took care of showed me how to make them (again!). It brought back some childhood memories. When I was thinking about a craft to share, this one came to mind again. I love that you can do it with materials you have on hand, but you can also extend it if you want with “fancier” paper.

Supplies:

toilet paper (the more you use, the fuller your flower will be)

rubber band

markers

Procedure:

1.  Stack your pieces of TP on top of each other.

2.  Fold like a fan.

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3.  Rubberband the center.

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4.  Separate sheets carefully so you don’t rip them–tugging gently towards the center. You may have to help your children with this step.

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5.  Decorate with markers.

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Other thoughts:

1.  You can also do this with tissues or tissue paper (the bigger the paper, the bigger the flower).

2.  You could add a stem with pipe cleaners and put in a vase. Fun centerpiece!

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