Coaxing the flowers to pop open in the springtime is a task that’s guaranteed to give a gardening fairy’s wings a real workout. Nonetheless, Queen Clarion can rely on Rosetta and all the pixies that share her talent to stick with it until every last bulb has sprouted and bloom unfurled. Here’s a fun project that will let your young gardener try her hand at putting together a colorful arrangement of paper Easter tulips that would make Rosetta proud.
Planted in a pot filled with dried beans or rice, they make a striking holiday centerpiece that will really liven up the room.
Time: 20 minutes
What You’ll Need
- Wooden kitchen skewers
- Green craft paint and paintbrush
- Scrapbook paper
- Glue stick
How To Make It
- First, create a stem for each tulip by painting a kitchen skewer green.
- While the paint dries, print the template and cut out the pieces. For each flower, cut two centers, two left petals, and two right petals out of scrapbook paper.
- Glue the flower centers together back-to-back with the pointed tip of the skewer stem sandwiched between them.
- Glue a petal to each side of the tulip face (the edges will overlap in the middle). Then flip the tulip over and glue the remaining 2 petals to the other side.
Cutting should be done by an adult.