Friday, April 22, 2011

Paper tube flowers!!

These colorful flowers makes me smile each time I look at them and what a fun way to reuse those empty toilet paper tubes!
This was inspired by the flowers made by 'No time for flash cards'. They had used markers, Putti chose to paint ours.
To make these flowers, we used toilet paper tubes, some paint, pieces of tissue paper and scissors to cut. I made some pencil marks/vertical lines on the tube and putti cut them using the marks as a guide.
For a few of them we made cuts along both edges of the tube. And then simply fold the cuts back to see the flower!

Now the fun part — paint!!
  

Allow to dry and Fill the center with balled tissue paper scraps.
 Put it on walls and admire your fabulous recycled artwork!
  •  You could poke a green pipecleaner through it for a stem and put them all in a vase too.
  • You could cut the edges to be pointy to give shape to the petals.
  • You can make these with paper towel tubes to make big sunflowers:)
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26 Comments :

Very colorful on your wall! Love the tissue box chicken, too!

I would like a big vase full of these. :)

great idea...liked all ur tissue paper box ideas. i saw putti's gandhi song video....i want to tell her tht she did a great job.

I think my daughter would like this one!

Very pretty! Definitely makes you smile!

Kerri

and I love putti's expression when cutting with scissors! so careful and concentrating

Just wanted to let you know I featured this on my blog today! Thanks again for linking up with Fun for Kids Friday www.localfunforkids.com

very good idea. very much colourful also

Thanks all of you for all your lovely comments! Feels good to know you all liked it:)

@phasejumper,
Glad you liked the chicken too, thanks!

@Sherry,
We have done lots more TP crafts offlate that im out of these tubes:)

@Himadri,
Thank you for visiting many of our posts! She is loving to sing many kannada rhymes and songs now though her pronounciation is not very clear:)

@Esther,
Thank you! She is very very careful with anything sharp and she even tells me "do it slow and be careful amma" :-)

@LocalFunForKids
Thank you for featuring this on your website!! Feels good to be noticed:)

It looks so very pretty - I have to show it to my daughter and see if she is interested! Visiting from PlayTime

I love all paper tube crafts and these are perfect!! love love love!

Maggy x

Very cute! We made some similar with egg cartons, but I think yours seem easier to work with. I love the colors she chose.

Great idea! You've been featured at this week's Kids Can Craft/Craftastic Monday party. Stop by & grab a Featured On button:)

Cheryl,
Glad you liked the idea!! Thanks you so much for the feature:)

Simple and upcycled...my 2 favorites...

Thanks for linking to Creative Juice...Hope to see you back again this week!

Hey! Just wanted to let you know that I featured a few Mother's Day ideas on It's Playtime this week and included this post as an idea for a gift! Come over and link up your favorite play posts too!

Jamie

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