A few weeks ago I was looking for a craft for the Bee's preschool. The requirements were that it needed to be something that kids ages 3-5 could work on and complete in just a few minutes, make on their own and not involve materials that would need to dry. After thinking for a while I remembered seeing some beautiful paper flowers made from baking cup liners that seemed like they could be perfect. The Bee was more then happy to help me test them out.
Once we made the first flower we discovered that they were pretty easy to make and there were a lot of variations we could do to make them even more interesting. We tried:
- coloring the paper liner
-cutting the liners with scissors
-using a few liners in different colors
-using beads in the center of the flower or on the stem
- adding paper leaves
-using different colored pipe cleaners
-twisting multiple pipe cleaners together for a more interesting stem
The flower were a big hit with the pre-schoolers and they make a great centerpiece on our dining room table!