Yesterday we made construction paper poinsettias with Grandma as well as pipe cleaner snowflakes. Jordan’s mom brought over a few crafts to do with us, and this one was an idea from Better Homes & Gardens magazine.
To make them, all you need is red construction paper, glue, and white pom pom balls. A stapler is also very helpful.
I cut a petal shaped pattern out of cardboard so that all of our petals would be the same size. The boys cut out the petals, and then they folded them in half to make a crease down the middle. The magazine said to glue the petals together to make the flower, but because of the three dimensional shape, that turned out to be a little tricky. A couple of staples through the layers of paper fixed that problem, and the pom pom balls covered up the staples so they don’t show from the top.
We have our poinsettias on display in our centerpiece basket on the kitchen table.
I think that they would also look great on top of gifts in place of a bow! (I’m wishing now that I had bought poinsettia gift wrap instead of Charlie Brown and Snoopy. Oh well, the kids will love the Charlie Brown paper!)