Brighten Up Your Day: Spring Flowers






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.


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


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


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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