Mother's Day Bouquet

Project #12156

Cut flowers will last more than a week when cut from paper!

Supplies Used: Adhesive, Construction or patterned paper, Crayons, markers or pens, Pencil, Ribbon or raffia, Rubber bands, Ruler, Stapler

The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.

  1. Fold a 9" x 12" or 12" x 12" sheet of green construction paper in half.
  2. With a pencil, draw a line across the sheet 1 1/2" up from the open end.
  3. With a ruler, mark every 1/2" along the pencil line. With a ruler, draw a straight line up from every 1/2" mark to the folded edge.
  4. Cut down from the folded edge on each marked line to the straight line near the bottom of the sheet (Figure A).
  5. Curl the folded and cut paper around a fat marker.
  6. Place adhesive on the inside bottom of the open front paper to hold the folded bottom edges together.
  7. Make sure the curled paper is loose enough to slide in a stapler. Staple the curled paper together near the bottom, and slide the stapler up a little higher and staple again.
  8. Slide two rubber bands around the curled paper to keep the cut paper loops from falling too far down (Figure B).
  9. Die-cut the Flowers, Spring shapes using assorted colors of construction or patterned paper (tip: lighter weight paper is best).
  10. Attach a center and/or pistil to each flower. Students can decorate the flowers with crayons, markers or pens.
  11. Leave the outer cut paper loops for support, and adhere the decorated flowers to the next layer by opening the fold and attaching a flower to the fold line (Main Photo).
  12. You now have a colorful bouquet that will last a long time and remind the recipient of happy memories.

  • Figure A

  • Figure B

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