3/20/11

Toilet Paper Roll Spring Flowers

Happy First Day of Spring!  These spring flowers were super fun to make and it's a great way to welcome in my favorite season of the year.   

Spring Flowers Supply List: 2 toilet paper rolls, scissors, construction paper, crayons or markers, glue
Cut your toilet paper rolls in half so that you have 4 smaller tubes.  Cut slits half way down each tube.  I did various sized cuts so that the flowers had different sized petals.
I cut 3 of the tubes and let Cole cut the last one by himself.  It was difficult for him to cut through the cardboard tube but he enjoyed the challenge.
 Fold back the slits that you made.
Using crayons, markers or paints decorate the petals of your flowers.  We used Roll It Paints.  I like these paints a lot because they are easy for little hands to use.
While your flowers dry draw a spring picture on a sheet of construction paper.  Cole really wanted to draw some bugs and grass, so that's what we did.  We also used straws for the stems of our flowers.
Glue your flowers onto your paper and enjoy your creation.


Book Suggestion: It's Spring! is a great book to introduce young children to the sights and sounds that come with the season of spring.  After sharing this story with my son we went for a scavenger hunt in the backyard to look for our own signs of spring.

3 comments:

MomatHome said...

Yeah, I know what we're doing today! Thanks so much for all the great ideas!

sonne said...

This looks easy enough for me to try it out with the kids..Do we get the roll on paint anywhere else besides Amazon..

Melanie said...

I love this idea!! I have to add it to our list of spring art activities.