Thursday, April 15, 2010

April flowers

Headed from one meeting to another early this morning, I had the pleasure of taking a shortcut through Central Park. I saw a pair of cardinals, robins hunting for worms, loads of flowers, and even the boat pond is open--which is great because Tsia and I have our wooden toy sailboats at the ready and have been toting them along every Sunday morning in the hopes that we'll get to launch them. At last, we can!

Sadly, all the real daffodils are finished blooming for the year, but I've been playing around with making them out of construction paper, just to make them last a little bit longer. Also some primroses--or my rendition of a primrose, anyway.


They're quite easy to make, and I got the idea from some simple paper flowers that Tsia's class made in art class. The cutting and gluing of this fancier (and smaller) version are a bit fussy for little hands, so they're more of an adult paper craft, but patient and dexterous kids could certainly make a go of them.

Here is a quick and dirty template of the shapes I used, with dotted lines to indicate folds. I think you can probably figure out how to do it yourself, right? Especially with a few photos to help:






Happy spring!

9 comments:

  1. FINALLY, someone terms 'flowers' with 'April' rather than 'showers'. All my life I wished it was April flowers bring May showers. ;)

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  2. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [16 Apr 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  3. Those are adorable! :D

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  4. These are perfect for this time of year and approachable for new crafters like myself.

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  5. You are amazing. That is a lovely creation.

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  6. These look great, can't wait to make them with my girls!

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  7. Anonymous1:51 PM

    Making them now....

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