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Paper Towel Flowers

on May 11, 2012

Happy Mother’s Day to all!!  These fun and easy little flowers can be made into a bouquet, a pin, a magnet or a present topper and will take you no time at all to create.  Here’s what you need:

Square Paper towels (not the Select a Size kind)

Glue

Buttons, pom-poms or large sequins

Water colors

Newspaper

Cover your area with the newspaper and lay your paper towel on top.

Fold all four corners into the middle.  Now fold these new corners into the middle.

Flip the paper towel over so you don’t see the folds (The folds are now laying up against the table).  Again fold the corners into the middle.

If you are making a bouquet now is the time to push a pipe cleaner through the center, if not go on to the next step.

Glue these points you just folded into the middle down and glue your pom-pom, button or sequins on top. Now while holding with your thumb the button, etc reach behind the paper towel and flip inside out each corner.

Sounds trickier than it is, this last part is the only thing my 5-year-old needed help with.  Now you can either let the points that are on the back of the flower lay flat under the flower or fold them out to become part of the flower.  In my picture above we unfolded them.  Now your kids can decorate the flowers with the water colors and create some beautiful pieces of art!

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