The end of the school year always catches me so off-guard. We're busy wrapping up our homeschool, getting ready for evaluations, and prepping to file our paperwork for the next school year. So of course that means that a few days before the end of our co-op I realized that my kids didn't have anything to give their teachers as a thank-you. I wanted to give something practical, and something that the kids could help make.
wired floral leaves
standard hole punch
hot glue gun
For the leaf, wind the stem of the leaf around the top of the pencil near the eraser. Apply some hot glue to keep the leaf from slipping.
We kept it very simple when it came to flower shapes. I drew outlines on the back of the scrapbook paper, and the kids worked on cutting them out. For each flower we used three layers of paper to give the flower just a little bit of dimension.
Use the hole punch to put a hole in the middle of your flower shape (I found that a standard hole punch was just about the right size). Carefully work the layers of petals over the pencil eraser. I put a spot of glue between the bottom and middle layer of the flower to keep it in place and looking nice.
Some fun ways to jazz up your bouquet:
* put them in a pencil holder
* put them in a mason jar
* add mini erasers (if using a clear jar) to the bottom in fun shapes and sizes
* tie with pretty ribbon