My Friend, Tamona and I have come up with a brilliant plan!
Y’all know I don’t cook much and that’s why Susan does my Tuesdays Tasty Tidbits. Well, so I thought about adding crafts, too, since the kids are home and something you can do with them – well, the only thing is I don’t craft, either!
You might be, at this point, asking what do I do?! lol I find deals for y’all!! That’s what I do!
So, anyway…Tamona and her kids are going to do Make Something Mondays for us here!
Welcome to Make Something Mondays. It’s the new brain child of the child with no brain. Tamona’s words not mine. So, anyway…Tamona and her kids are going to do Make Something Mondays for us here! So, each Monday she will have a new craft to share with y’all!
I am always looking for something that The Tax Deductions and I can do together. They are typically looking for something to do while mom is working, so this works out. The level of difficulty on these crafts will vary. I have pre-school crafts all the way to party and home decor crafts that can all be done with your little ones. This week we are creating a Lotus Flower.
TD#1 loves all things flowers. She created a beautiful Lotus flower out of notebook paper and decided it would make a great decoration in the front yard when she meets with her weekly reading group on the lawn.
- 12 sheets of colorful paper
- 1ft of wire
Level of Difficulty:
The white paper in the background is the completed Lotus Flower made of notebook paper. She chose to add color to the ones that will adorn the front lawn. The only supplies you will need will be 4 sheets of paper that will make the bottom of the lotus flower and 8 sheets of paper that will make up the flower pedals. The wire will tie all of the colors together.
- Fold the pedal papers as shown
It is hard to see the edge so I will show it from another angle.
Fold all pieces of paper, exactly the same.
Now it is time to wrap them with wire.
Place two pedal papers inside of themselves. Place the leaf paper in side of the pedal paper that is on top.
*I had her do this in reverse for the picture so that you could see it better.* Wrap the wire around the paper as shown above.
Now its time to pinch the pedals upward. Curl the green papers toward the wire slightly. Remember, these are your leaves. Do this with one layer at a time. *Remember the picture above is in reverse for teaching purposes.*
When you are done, your flower will look like this:
How to Incorporate This Into Your Life:
- Throw a Percy Jackson themed birthday party and put little cupcakes in the center.
- Use as place cards to assign seats at get togethers and parties.
- Hide little gifts in them and give them away at parties in the place of an over sized goodie bag.
- Use them as general party decorations. (Percy Jackson, Princess and The Frog, etc.)
- Creative Party Invitations
Tamona is the author of Tamona’s Tips, a humorous website that helps people find legitimate work at home. Along with helping people find work at home , Tamona also blogs about her passion for couponing , crafts , and all things overweight . There is never a dull moment on Tamona’s Tips.
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I have nothing crafty but I will say, that is so very cool and that I may actually be able to do this!
Sara » That would be a fun craft fro you and Baby Girl! Y’all could decorate her room with flowers that never die! 🙂
That is so cool Tamona!
I love this! I wish I was that creative. 🙂