Check this paper flower ball out: Paper Flowers – Anyone Can Do That | FindInspirations.com. FANTASTIC. It’s on my to do list.
Time consuming, they are not a project for kids at day care. I have experimented with an easier alternative for little people (pictured):
flowers made from toilet rolls.
Toilet rolls are not allowed at daycare centers (so send them to us to re-purpose) because of germs but there’s nothing stopping you from making these magnificent re-purposed paper flowers at home as a smart art activity.
What you need:
toilet rolls, scissors and glue.
One flower takes 1 and ¼ toilet rolls and minimum folding (5 rings).
Here’s what you do:
Cut your toilet rolls into 4 equal sections (like fat little squid rings). I believe in making things easy so I don’t measure – I fold in half to get the halfway cut correct and then fold the two halves in half and cut on the fold…..so simple.
Fold each of your little rings in half (they look like little butterflies) and glue five of them together. Fan them out a bit and glue the two ends so that you have a flower shape. SIMPLE and oh so beautiful.
Paint them, embellish them, hang them, connect them to make a wall display, make a lei. Whatever you make, thanks so much for keeping them out of landfill.