When I think of the upcoming Spring Season, I picture warm weather and lots of flowers.
Since this is a time of year that is also know for Spring Cleaning, it is an excellent opportunity to go through all my crafting supplies and use up leftover items already on hand.
I actually did this recently when I created a Clothespin Foam Flower alongside my daughter.
Not only is this craft great for hand eye coordination and entertainment, but it can also brighten up an indoor pot, refrigerator, or otherwise overcast day.
If you would like to recreate a Clothespin Foam Flower you will need the following:
- Wooden Clothes Pins
- Various Colors of Foam Sheets
- Green Pipe Cleaners AKA Fuzzy Sticks
- Wiggle Eyes
- Circular items, Examples: a quarter and plastic cup
Tip: Most of these items can be found at your local Dollar Tree or Craft Store.
To get started, first select 2 colors of foam for your flower. My daughter and I went with combinations of pink, orange, and yellow. Then take a green pipe cleaner and cut it in half. Next use a pencil to trace the shape of the flowers face with the end of a cup.
Then use a quarter to trace 7- 8 small circles, and take the scissors to cut out all of the shapes.
Once you have all of the circles, have your child put a ring of glue around the outside of the larger circle and begin placing all of the smaller circles lightly pressing them down to create petals.
After the smaller circles are arranged, set this aside and cut out a mouth from the foam the petals were cut from. Then, attach the pipe cleaner to the top of the clothespin.
Tip: If you are planning on hanging this up on a fridge, I suggest gluing your magnet to the Clothespin in advance or waiting to attach it after the craft is complete and dry.
Next allow the petals of the Clothespin Foam Flower to dry or if you want to continue, remove any excess glue, turn over, and glue on the wiggle eyes and mouth.
From there, add glue to the clothes pin and lay the flower on top. Place it where where the pipe cleaner is closer to the bottom of the pedals and allow this to completely dry.
You then have a Clothespin Foam Flower that is ready spread color throughout your home.
This is such a fun hands on activity, and we are enjoying ours by hanging up artwork on the refrigerator. I hope your family enjoys this as well.
Carlee @ FLL