This is a gift for our cousins for Easter! My sister created an amazing cardboard city for them in their playroom and we thought that this would be a fun addition to their shop! Materials Thin dowels (You could use skewers with the ends cut off by an adult alternatively) Green paint Felt Fabric glue Fabric scissors Craft tray Smock Floral foam Paint brush Ribbon (Optional) * You could collect various tall, plastic containers for arranging your flowers in, adding to the fun! Directions Don your smock. Stick your dowels in your floral foam on your craft tray and paint them green. Allow them to dry overnight. Cut out two exact copies of your flowers, gluing any components together. (We found folding the felt in half beforehand made this easy.) You could do leaves as well. We made ours quite simple, however you could add beads, sequins, gems, rick rack etc. Allow to dry overnight. For younger children, you could do simple layered circle flowers. For older children, see where their creativity leads. Put glue on the interior of one of your flowers. Put one end of your dowel in the centre. Glue the other copy of the flower on top. Allow to dry overnight. Tie some ribbon around your bouquet and give it to a friend. We added a few books about Plants to our gift! As our daughter suggested: Put on your own flower puppet show and enjoy getting a bit silly! And of course, take some time to smell your flowers! Purpose Creating items for imaginary play Thinking of others Safety Notes Use scissors with care & supervision. Wear and smock and use a craft tray to protect your clothing and surfaces at home or school. Please like & share: 2 Responses MW March 18, 2015 Hello! M is home sick today, so we are looking for project ideas on our favourite website. We are going to try this one on spring break. Where is the best place to get colourful felt? Michaels? We really love these pictures of C! Reply Bonnie Scorer March 18, 2015 Dear M., Sorry to hear that you are sick! Me too. Michaels does have a colourful selection of the felt and the wooden dowels and fabric paint too. Over Spring Break we are going to make recycled machines based on the Rosie Revere, Engineer book you gave us! Your family always has the BEST book ideas (must be that clever mom of yours…) We can’t wait to play with you over the holiday! Love, Bonnie- Reply Leave a Reply to MW Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.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.