Daisy's Daisies

She’s fashionable, feisty, and fun loving. And she sure can cut a rug doing the jitterbug! No wonder Donald is crazy over Daisy, even if she does send him into a tailspin now and then.

Coming up with a token of affection that will make this sassy southern belle (or any special sweetheart) swoon takes an extraordinary valentine, like a bouquet of paper flowers inspired by her namesake.

Time: 1 hour
What You'll Need
White, green, and yellow paper
Jar lids or other circular objects (between 2 1/2 to 3 3/4 inches wide)
Craft scissors
Thin, cloth floral wires, 18 or so inches long (the flowers shown here are made with 32 gauge wire)
Glue stick
How To Make It
  • 1

    Trace the jar lids onto a sheet of white paper to create a bunch of circles and then cut them out.

  • 2

    For each daisy, stack two cutouts of the same size. Then fold the double-layer circle in half to create a semicircle.

  • 3

    Fold the semicircle in half once and then twice again, pressing the folds with your fingertips to make distinct creases. Now unfold the paper until you again have a semi circle, and trim the ends of the paper pleats to create daisy petals, as shown. When you're done, unfold the circle all the way and use a pushpin to poke a pair of holes through the center.

  • 4

    Bend a floral wire in half and thread the ends through the holes, as shown.

  • 5

    Use craft scissors to cut out a small scalloped-edge circle (about 3/4-inch wide) from a piece of green paper and thread it onto the wires on the back of the flower. Twist the wire ends together below the flower to create a stem.

  • 6

    For the flower center, scrunch and shape a 2-inch square of yellow paper into a disk and glue it in place.

Cutting should be done by an adult.
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