The Spring Tulips we made for a gift last spring have been such a hit that I couldn't wait to post this similar project.
There is minimal prep time involved, but it was a quick and easy craft to introduce using a glue stick, and the result made a great gift.
Small cupcake wrapper
Cut out two flower shapes from construction paper. (I drew one with pencil first, and then used that cutout as a stencil to create the other.)
Construction (the toddler part!):
- Use a piece of clear tape to attach the pipe cleaner to one of the flower cutouts.
- Use glue stick to adhere the other flower on top- sandwiching the pipe cleaner between the two flower forms.
- Glue the cupcake wrapper to the center of the flower.
That's it! It's quick and easy, but makes a great presentation. As I mentioned before, it was a great way to introduce (or practice) working with a glue stick to your toddler. Ethan really enjoyed "playing glue" and of course, he was impressed that he had a flower to proudly hand his teacher when he was all done.
For the gift presentation part, I tied two of the flowers together with curling ribbon. I also added construction paper leaves that I curled a little (by wrapping them around a pencil). I also added a leaf shaped gift tag.
(PS- If you use the project, I'd love to hear from you!)