Popsicle Stick Flower Craft

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Add a pom pom or gemstone to the center of your flower.

Last week after a few gloomy days, I got ahead of myself. Mai and I made our first Fall themed crafts a few weeks early. This weekend was a pleasant reminder that the summer was still indeed here.

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Mai & I had a lot of time outdoors enjoying the beautiful weather, but we did manage to squeeze in a craft or two. This time we stayed in theme with the season & made flower crafts.

Popsicle stick flower craft

What you will need:

Craft sticks

Cardboard

Pipe Cleaner

Bendy Straw

Paint

Glue

Pom Pom or Gemstone (Optional)

Directions:

 

Cut out two 1 1/2" circles out of card board for each flower that you are making.
Cut out two 1 1/2″ circles out of card board for each flower that you are making.

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Paint 12 craft sticks.
Paint 12 craft sticks & let dry.
Use a hole punch to punch holes in the middle of the cardboard circle.
Use a hole punch to punch holes in the middle of the cardboard circle.
Place & glue 8 of your craft sticks on top of one of the circles in a pattern like shown.
Place & glue 8 of your craft sticks on top of one of the circles in a pattern like shown.
Glue the second piece of cardboard on top, making sure to line up up the center wholes.
Glue the second piece of cardboard on top, making sure to line up up the center holes. Let dry.
Paint the top piece of cardboard. Let dry.
Paint the top piece of cardboard. Let dry.
Glue 2 sticks in a X pattern over the top of the circle.
Glue 2 sticks in a X pattern over the top of the circle.
Glue the remaining 2 in a similar pattern.
Glue the remaining 2 in a similar pattern & let glue dry.
Trim the short end of a bendy straw so that there is about a 1/2 inch left before the bendy part of the straw.
Trim the short end of a bendy straw so that there is about a 1/2 inch left before the bendy part of the straw.
Insert a green pipe cleaner into the straw to add sturdiness & color.
Insert a green pipe cleaner into the straw to add sturdiness & color.
Push the backside of the straw into the hole in the backside.
Push the bendy side of the straw into the hole in the backside.
Add a pom pom or gemstone to the center of your flower.
Add a pom pom or gemstone to the center of your flower.
Here is Mai's flower.
Here is Mai’s flower.
And Mommy's
And Mommy’s…They spin too.

Keeping with the flower theme we also did a hand & foot craft this weekend. Mai gets a kick out of the paint on her feet. She painted mommy’s feet & made me do a footprint as well. It only seems fair, right?

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Green feet for the leaves.
Mommy, I paint your feet too.
Mommy, I paint your feet too.
We did hand print too, but Mai got a little over jealous with this so we decided to trace hand after instead.
We did hand prints too, but Mai got a little over zealous with this, so we decided to trace hands instead.
That's better.
That’s better.
Of course this went straight to the refrigerator.
Displayed proudly on the refrigerator

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