Paper flowers: Project inspired by two books "The Paper Garden" by Molly Peacock and "The Tiny Seed" by Eric Carle.
Materials: Fun foam scraps, paper from previous projects (dyed paper, paintings, drawings, pages from colouring books, school art projects or work sheets), wrapping paper, tissue paper, recyclables (including old greeting cards, wrapping paper, packaging from cereal boxes/tissue boxes, paint samples, plastic lids etc.), beads and buttons, decorative edge scissors or regular scissors, hole punch, pipe cleaners/straws, twigs/sticks, glue, hot glue gun.
Simple Flower steps: Use Scissors or Decorative Edge Scissors to cut out 2 or 3 round shapes in paper. Use a hole punch (or scissor tips) to make holes in centre of all papers. Place pipe cleaner in all centre holes and stack the papers. Secure the end of pipe cleaner through paper with a button or bead. Cut a leaf shape in paper and create hold on outer edge, wrap pipe cleaner through the hole.
Below: 1.Cut fringe on folded tissue paper, then roll and pinch gathered tissue, wrap in pipe cleaner, slide straw onto pipe cleaner, cut leaf shape in paper and add hole in centre, slide onto straw below flower base. 2. 'Cereal box flower' with buttons on stem and 'Superman colouring page flower' with buttons on stem. 3. Roses cut from tissue box, strung onto pipe cleaner with a straw added to base. 4. Two more examples by 7 year old artists!