Celebrating Mother’s Day All Week

Members doing Flower Power craft.

Members this week are creating special gifts for Mother’s Day. Monday they worked on Flower Power, which is a fold out bouquet that can used for any occasion. Below are the instructions on how to create your own.
Materials

  • Card stock (assorted colors)
  • Decorative Scissors
  • Glue
  • Stapler (optional)
  • Envelopes

 Instructions

  1. To  make the base, fold and cut an 8½- by 11-inch sheet of card stock in half lengthwise   (we used decorative scissors for our scalloped look).
  1. On  a short end of one strip, fold over a ½-inch tab. Fold the resulting rectangle      in half widthwise, then fold it in half again. Unfold the card stock. Glue   the tab to the opposite end of the rectangle, forming a box.
  1. Make  the center flower support by cutting a 3¼-inch-wide section from the other strip of card stock. Fold a ¼-inch tab on each long end, as shown.
  1. Cut  flower centers, petals, stems, and leaves from card stock, trimming the  stems to fit inside your envelope. Glue the flower parts together. Glue or  staple the stems to the back of the support, placing them on either side  of the center line so that the card will easily fold in half later.
  1. Glue the support’s flaps inside the center of the box. Write a message on a  colorful piece of card stock, and then glue it onto the panel. (If you prefer to write message directly on the panel, do so after you unfold the  card stock in step 2.)
  1. When  the glue is dry, flatten the box along two of its creases.
  1. Fold  it in half along the remaining crease and insert it into an envelope.

Notes:
More greetings:

  • I miss seeing you a bunch.
  • Have a bunch of fun on your birthday.
  • Thanks for helping me grow!
  • I really blossomed in your class.
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