What says Spring more than flowers? Add these handmade beauties to your table to bring a bit of that colour indoors! This activity was featured on The Crafty Crow’s collection of Handmade Mother’s Day Gifts- check them out for ideas to do with your kids or students! http://www.thecraftycrow.net/2015/05/sweet-handmade-gift-ideas-for-mothers-day.html Materials Paper rolls Felt Embroidery floss Needle Paint Paint brush Craft tray Beads Smock Scissors Paper Pencil/eraser Fabric glue Directions We first cut the paper rolls in half and painted each of them. We did two coats on the outside and one on the interior. You could also cover your rolls in felt or fabric. Be sure to wear your smock and use your craft tray to protect your clothing and work surfaces. Allow to dry in between each coat. For the flowers we cut out hearts and then snipped off the bottom to make a simple petal shape. We did a few sizes. You can sew on a few details if you like. We made between 6-8 per flower, but add as many as you like to make your flowers to your desired fullness. This is only one flower idea- we’d love to see what you come up with! We then cut out a circle to form a base. Glue your petals onto your circle and then cover the centre with another circle to make the flower centre. Allow to dry overnight. We then sewed on a bead or beads to add a bit of embellishment. (You could glue them on as well.) Glue your flowers onto your napkin rings and allow to dry overnight. Slip a napkin inside and use them for brunch! Purpose Learning to sew Developing one’s fine motor skills (cutting, gluing, working with beads) Recognizing symbols of various seasons Safety Notes Use scissors and a needle with care & supervision. Embroidery floss can be a strangulation hazard therefore it should be used with adult supervision and for the intended purpose. Beads can be a choking hazard and should be kept out of reach from those ages 0-3 years or those that tend to put things into their mouths. We recommend using a craft tray and a smock to protect your clothing and surfaces from glue and paint. Please like & share: One Response Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.