Thursday, April 28, 2011

Cupcake Liner Flower Bouquet

Jackson loves to do projects and wanted to do something special for his Nana's birthday a few weeks ago.  We brainstormed and decided we'd give her a bouquet of flowers.  This is one of those super easy kid projects that they can do mostly by themselves and be so proud of the end result!

Materials needed:  white cupcake liners, green chenille stems (aka pipe cleaners), watercolor paint.

Step 1:  Decorate the cupcake liners using the watercolor paints.  For optimum performance, your child should still be wearing their jammies and also have bed head.


Step 2:  Allow liners to dry completely.


Step 3:  Roll one end of the stems a few times, then gently push the other end of the stem through the cupcake liner and pull all the way through.  The rolled end will catch, and you will "bunch up" the liner around it to create the flower.


Step 4:  Gather into a bouquet and enjoy!


We made these as a birthday gift, but they would also be perfect for Mother's Day, Teacher Appreciation, or even a 1st Day of Spring activity!  You can get as creative as you want....adding construction paper leaves would be another easy option.


Linking up to a few of my favorites!

So happy to be featured!!


10 comments:

Meri said...

How sweet! And the little boy behind the flowers is a cutie too! :0)

brooke said...

Your are so cute too!!!! And I love that the kids painted them! Makes them even better

Michelle Paige said...

Perfect idea for May Day! Love how kids can make them! I think we'll make these at Sunday School this week! Thanks!

Nicole@Thrifty Decorating said...

That is a great idea! I think that I am going to have my daughter make some of those for my MIL! Thanks for linking!

radn@HouseonAshwelllane said...

This would be a great idea for teacher's appreciation week! Thank's for sharing!

Amy @ Positively Splendid said...

These are just darling! What a fun idea.

Kali said...

I think Gabe may be making these to give out for Mother's Day! Thanks, Ang!

Heather said...

This is such a great idea. My son loved painting and can't wait to give them to his teacher and grandma's. Thanks for the idea!

Nicole@Thrifty Decorating said...

I'm featuring these this week! :)

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Hi, Angie! Hi, friend! Can you please join us again at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

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