Just over a year ago, we went to a local art gallery, ArtFusion19464 for a kid’s event. While we were there, they did some pretty creative things with old magazines, egg cartons, and bottle caps. My kids have been talking about it ever since and have been begging to make some flowers.
With Valentine’s Day coming up, they thought it maybe a fun idea to bring their teacher a flower instead of a Valentine card. So, on this snowy Saturday, we got out the egg cartons that we have been saving (I can’t bear to throw them out) along with some paint and went to town.
Here is how we made a beautiful bouquet of flowers:
Egg cartons (the cardboard kind)
An old magazine (or pipe cleaners)
Paint and paintbrushes
**Then punch a hole in the bottom (I used my scissors:)
**Use some creative license! This will be your flower…
**After you have a stem, staple it together to make sure it sticks.
Then put one top through the hole in your flower. This will be the stem. Alternatively, you can use two pipe cleaners twisted together.
We plan on reusing this idea for lots of occasions! Daffodils in the spring, flowers for grandmothers on Mother’s Day (shh, don’t tell;), really any time a bouquet of flowers would come in handy!