These sweet little pipe cleaner flowers are Just adorable! Once you’re used to the process they’re super easy to make and are such a cute little project for older children to make and gift or keep and display!
Here’s what we used
How to make these cute pipe cleaner flowers
Start by taking two of the same colored pipe cleaner and twisting them together to make one large stem.
Fold a small loop near the center of the pipe cleaner and then twist it secure at the point where the two pipe cleaners were joined.
Create a second loop next to the first and twist it at the same center point to secure it.
Repeat this step to create a total of 5 or 6 loops and then twist the loose end around the center of the flower to secure it.
Take the pipe cleaner that you will be using for the center of the flower and wrap it around the center of the flower going in and out of each petal as you do. Secure it in place by tucking the end in under the center piece you just wrapped.
Next take the green pipe cleaner and push it up under the back of the center pipe cleaner. Bend the top of it down over the centre to secure. Finally add a leaf by folding a small piece of pipe cleaner into a loop and then twisting in onto the stem. The flower is finished and ready to gift or display; Why not repeat this process until you have a whole bunch of flowers!
These adorable paper heart garlands are so sweet and simple and are perfect for children to make and gift on special occasions – they also make great budget friendly party decor too!
Here’s what we used
How to make a paper heart garland.
Start by cutting out the paper strips that you will use for your heart. We used four for each side. Cut out the strips for one side first, each strip should be the same width but you’ll need to cut each strip to a different length as you can see above. For out largest strip we used the length of a piece of a4 paper and then we cut each one down by a couple cms each time. Once you have your four strips cut out four identical ones to make the other side of the heart.
Take the smallest strip and add a dab of glue to one end pull the other end round into a tear shape and pinch the two ends together until stuck.
Next take the second shortest strip and again add glue to one end. Attach it to the point of your first tear drop shape and then take the other end and glue it down onto the other side of the tear drop to create a second layer.
Repeat this process with the remaining strips you have for this side
Repeat the previous steps to create a second tear drop shape.
To hang your hearts as part of a garland or as an individual decoration; Cut out a small rectangle strip the same width as the strips you used to make your heart and punch a hole at one end.
Glue the two sides of the heart together with the hanging strip to dry. Repeat this process to make as many hearts as you need, once dry use the hole punched part of the strips to thread the strings through and create your paper heart garland!
These adorable paper flower bouquets are so sweet and easy to make and are perfect as handmade gifts for children to make and give to loved ones for mothers day, valentines day, birthdays and more!
Here’s what we used
Coloured card / coloured paper
How to make these adorable paper flower bouquets.
Take the coloured paper and cut out a square which you will use to make the bouquet. Turn the paper so that you have one corner pointing directly towards you. Take the corner from the left side and fold it in to the centre then repeat this process with the right corner to make a kite shape as above.
Cut out two equal teardrop shapes, take one of the teardrops and cut it directly in half from the point. Take the two halves and glue them onto the whole teardrop facing slightly outwards to make the tulip head. Repeat this process until you have the desired amount of flower heads.
Next cut out some thin rectangle stalks and some pointed leaves. Glue the flower heads onto the stalks and then add the leaves.
Stick the flowers down inside the bouquet.
Glue down the two sides of the bouquet and the cut out your heart shape and glue it on to the front of the bouquet. Finally finish your adorable paper flower bouquets with a cute personalised message.
Perfect for valentines day, mothers day, fathers day and more! This handprint lovebird card is so sweet and easy to make and Is a great home made card for a variety of occasions
Here’s what we used
Paper and card
Eye stickers/googly eyes
How to make our handprint lovebird card.
First start by painting your little one’s hand and then printing it down onto a piece of paper before putting it aside to dry.
Once the hand print is dry cut it out and glue it on to the front of a folded card.
Cut out a heart shaped wing and glue it onto the handprint bird.
Give the little love bird an eye and a beak.
Next take a marker and draw on two little bird legs.
Depending on the size of the child’s hand there may be a small gap left, if so fill in it with a cut out heart shape and finish off by adding a personalised message to the front. Once dry your card is ready to gift, my little girl loved making these for her friends!
How cute is this simple toilet roll flower craft? These little flowers are a great project for kids to work on with a grownup. They look fabulous on display and are perfect for gifting for mothers day or valentines day too!
Heres what we used
Paint & a paintbrush (we used green for the stem and leaves & yellow for the petals)
Glue (we used a glue gun but pva and pegs work too!)
How to make this toilet roll flower craft
Start by taking the paper rolls and stem item and coating them in colored paint. we used one yellow roll, one green roll and one painted green skewer (with the pointy end chopped off!) Per flower.
Cut your coloured paper roll into 5-7 rings. For this flower we used 5.
Pinch the rings at each side to form the petal shapes. Using a blob of glue at one end, glue a petal on either side of the stem. Then continue to glue the petals around ensuring they are glued to the petal on either side of it.
Cut out a coloured circle to make the centre of the flower and use a black marker to add some seeds. Glue the circle down in place.
Take the green paper roll and cut out some thin green rings. Pinch them at either end to make the leaf shape and then glue them onto the stem. Once dry your toilet roll flower craft is finished! Aren’t these just the sweetest?