Welcome! I am a mom to two wonderful kids, a lovely retired greyhound, and a wife to a great husband. Needless to say, there are a lot of daily messes to clean up around our house. Daily Messes is my blog to share ideas on things to do with your kids, snack and meal ideas, crafts, and holiday fun. I hope you find something to enjoy!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Easy to Make Flowers

I throw away a ton of toilet paper rolls. I figured there had to be something I could do with them (other than letting the kids use them as telescopes). I came up with a few crafts that recycles the rolls into easy to make crafts. The first one is a flower!

For these simple crafts, you will need:
  • Toilet paper rolls
  • Green Construction paper
  • Construction paper color of your choice for the flowers
  • Glue stick or craft glue
  • Clothespins, optional
  1. Measure out toilet paper roll length on the green construction paper. I lay the roll down, align the top with the top of the paper, and mark the bottom. I then roll the paper around the roll, allowing a little overlap and mark. 
  2. Cut out "stem" from the construction paper.
  3. Next, trace out leaves on the green construction paper and cut out.
  4. Trace and cut out flower shapes.
  5. Glue the stem paper to the roll. I use clothespins to help hold the paper together while it dries.
  6. Glue on the leaves and the flower tops!

Here's some of the stencils I used, if you would like to try them.

Flower Stencils

Flower stem and leaves

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