We made some really cute flowers in a vase for Little Mans preschool teachers. BUt they would be great Mothers Day flowers as well. My plan was to make the teachers some tissue paper flowers and call it a day but when we went to grab the paper we only had green. You can't make green flowers! SO we quickly grabbed a few supplies and threw this together. I say quickly because I didn't even stop to grab my camera (I know what was I thinking?) I think I can recreate this for you - it was a lot of fun to make with my little man.
First we grabbed some TP rolls (because I have way too many of these lying around the house waiting to be crafted with.) We then chose some cardstock and covered the TP rolls with it.
For the flowers, I actually had some flower pieces of paper lying around but you could easily cut some out of paper yourself. We cut the leaves out of different shades of green paper. I didn't have any green pipe cleaners in the house so I looked through my stash of "stuff" and I actually decided to use green paintbrushes for the stems. Sweet Girl had a birthday party at Michael's this year and we gave out goodie bags filled with art supplies, I have a lot of paintbrushes left over from this.
I stuffed some green tissue paper inside the tubes and pushed the brushes through it just to hold them in place.
When you are done go ahead and embellish however you like. We added cute little flowers to the front and wrote "Thanks for helping me to grow" - I attached these with some mini paper clips.
I think my Little Man was excited to give these to his fabulous teachers - what do you think??
Sweet Girl gave her teacher this printout I got from eighteen25.
I was happy with our gifts and I think the teachers really liked them.
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