Easy Art Projects for Kids


Pipe Cleaner Flower Bouquet
Make a pipe cleaner flower bouquet
Make a pipe cleaner flower bouquet
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A pipe cleaner flower bouquet is a great winter's day art project -- just as you begin to really miss all the wonderful summer flowers.

What You'll Need:

  • Blunt scissors
  • Construction paper
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Transparent tape
  • Colored tissue paper
  • Plastic egg carton
  • Vase
  • Potpourri (optional)

How to Make a Pipe Cleaner Flower Bouquet:Step 1: To make a lily, cut an ice cream cone shape from a piece of construction paper. Overlap the sides of paper together around a pipe cleaner stem. Tape the sides to hold it in place. Bend the top end of the pipe cleaner in a small loop to form the stamen.Step 2: To make a rose, cut three different-size circles from tissue paper. Place the circles on top of each other and poke a hole in the center. Insert the pipe cleaner through the center, and twist the bottom of the circles. Secure it with a piece of tape.Step 3: To make a tulip, cut one cup from an empty egg carton. Trim the edges in the shape of a tulip. Poke a small hole in the center of the cup, and insert a pipe cleaner stem. Step 4: For the daffodil, make a tulip and add a circle of tissue paper around the bottom of the cup.Step 5: Once you have made your flowers, arrange them in a vase, and place the vase in your bedroom or on the kitchen table. To add fragrance to your bouquet, put some potpourri inside the vase.Nature inspires kids' art projects throughout the seasons. Learn how to create textural leaf rubbings in the next section. For more fun kids' activities and art crafts, check out:

How to Make a Pipe Cleaner Flower Bouquet:Step 1: To make a lily, cut an ice cream cone shape from a piece of construction paper. Overlap the sides of paper together around a pipe cleaner stem. Tape the sides to hold it in place. Bend the top end of the pipe cleaner in a small loop to form the stamen.Step 2: To make a rose, cut three different-size circles from tissue paper. Place the circles on top of each other and poke a hole in the center. Insert the pipe cleaner through the center, and twist the bottom of the circles. Secure it with a piece of tape.Step 3: To make a tulip, cut one cup from an empty egg carton. Trim the edges in the shape of a tulip. Poke a small hole in the center of the cup, and insert a pipe cleaner stem. Step 4: For the daffodil, make a tulip and add a circle of tissue paper around the bottom of the cup.Step 5: Once you have made your flowers, arrange them in a vase, and place the vase in your bedroom or on the kitchen table. To add fragrance to your bouquet, put some potpourri inside the vase.Nature inspires kids' art projects throughout the seasons. Learn how to create textural leaf rubbings in the next section. For more fun kids' activities and art crafts, check out:

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