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Craft: Grow A Little Love

Welcome the arrival of spring with this cute spring craft. Make these cheerful flowers from leftover scrapbook paper. Plant them in a styrofoam ball to add a cheerful spring touch to your home. Keep them or gift them to a friend or relative!

Craft: Grow A Little Love

What you need:

Blue Check Scrapbook papers in various colours and patterns or construction paper.
Blue Check Popsicle sticks
Blue Check Pipe cleaners
Blue Check White glue
Blue Check Buttons
Blue Check Stryrofoam ball
Blue Check Green paint
Blue Check Paint brush
Blue Check Box board
Blue Check Marker
Blue Check Scissors

What you do:

1. For each of the three flowers we made we picked two types of paper: One plain for the back petals and one complimentary patterned piece for the front petals. (Construction paper can also be used.) Each flower is made up of eight hearts, four for the front and four for the back. Instructions for cutting hearts from paper can be found here. Glue the hearts together so that they form a flower, then glue a button on the centre
2. Once you have made your flowers, glue them onto the popsicle sticks. Using half a green pipe cleaner for each flower make flower petals for the stems. Glue them in place and let them dry.
 

3. Ask an adult to help you cut the bottom off of the styrofoam ball. Paint it green and let it dry overnight. (We found it was easiest to roll the ball in the green paint until it was evenly covered in paint).
 
4. While you are waiting for your flowers and styrofoam ball to dry, make a fun sign to plant in front of the flowers. We chose our saying to be "Grow Love" as you can see in the picture above. To make the sign, cut two same size pieces of box board and glue them together back to back, making sure that the plain side is facing out. Write your saying on the sign. Break a popsicle stick in half and glue it to the back of the sign. 
 
5. To complete this craft, use a butter knife (with the help of an adult) and poke three holes evenly spaced along the top of the styrofoam ball. Insert your flowers into the holes. Now poke one more hole with the knife in front of the flowers were you would like your sign to be. Insert your sign into the hole.
 

  Happy Spring!

... more Spring fun.

 

We have lots of craft ideas for kids. Try some of these arts & crafts: Crafts, Autumn Crafts, Christmas Crafts, Earth Day Crafts, Easter Crafts, Father's Day Crafts, Halloween Crafts, Mother's Day Crafts, Spring Crafts, St. Patrick's Day Crafts, Summer Crafts, Thanksgiving Crafts & Valentine's Crafts. These activities for children will provide hours of fun.

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