Brighten Up Your Day: Spring Flowers

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I don’t know about you, but this has been a really long winter for me! I feel like it’s been cold and dreary for so long, so I looked at the 10 day forecast in hope of a change… and guess what?! Next weekend it’s supposed to reach 50 degrees!! I was so excited that we sat down and did a little craft project making paper flowers. Okay, maybe I’m jumping the gun, but a girl can dream, right? :) Anyway, this was a simple and fun way to make paper flowers that have some dimension to them.

 

 

First, cut a few circles out of colored paper. They don’t have to be perfect by any means, however if you are making a flower with multiple colored layers it’s best if they are different sizes (about 1/2 inch to an inch different in diameter). Then make cut marks around the perimeter into the circle. The wider the sections, the thicker the individual petals will be.

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Then roll up each section around the circle with a pencil.

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Layer the curled circles to create a multidimensional flower and glue a cotton ball in the middle.

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I was also happy to hear that Oak Park Conservatory is having a KidsFest “Happy BirdDay!” family event tomorrow (Sunday, March 3, 2012) from 10am-2pm so we can enjoy some real spring flowers. Read the description below:

Join us in celebrating the “Happy BirdDay” of George, our double yellow-head Amazon parrot, who lives in the Conservatory’s Tropical Garden House. This family event is free and includes hands-on educational activities for children and a chance for them to explore a tropical rain forest and other eco-climates. Get a jump on springtime by enjoying some of the early spring flowers on display at the conservatory.

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