This is about my family while we make crafts, raise chickens, try to eat healthy, and just be happy. I try to bring a mix between Montessori and Waldorf education into my home for my 4 beautiful children and give them the love of arts and crafts in our daily life.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Paper Sparkle Flower
My beautiful Moon Princess and her sparkle flower
My little Moon Princess really loved this craft. I wasn’t
sure if she would be able to finish it on her own, but I only showed her how to
fold the paper for two folds. We work with paper folding and weaving a good bit
so she did take to it quickly.
We used a piece of construction paper and folded it from the
shorter side with accordion folds. Now that we know how to make fans around
here I’m finding them all over. This included a permission slip for one of my
sons…I found it just in time. The field trip went off without a hitch.
Here’s the step by step:
Fold paper accordion style with about half inch wide folds.
Once the whole sheet is folded hold together and fold in the
center so that the two ends meet.
Cut that open end with one angle or a curve to your liking.
Use clear tape to cover the inside fold where it matches up
to the other half. Tape just that one open fold to the other.
Carefully open the fanned end of the flower. This gave me
some trouble and you just have to be gentle with it but not afraid to pull it
Tape the other two ends together to complete the circle. I
also added a line of glue from a glue stick to try to keep the inside together.
We cut out a circle of other paper and covered it with
glitter for the center. We like glitter around here! I ended up just rolling a
piece of masking tape up and double sticking it to the circle and the center of
the fanned circle.
This was great for a 4 year old who likes folding. I had to
pull it open and secure the outside seam for her. The rest she was able to do on her
own. It has too high of difficulty for my 3 year old. She enjoyed making
glitter circles though. We used all those glitter circles to make some spiral hanging ornaments.
Just give the baby glue, a paint brush, and a
cup full of glitter. That’s all they need. Hey, it all vacuums up eventually:)