Candy bouquet of colored paper

Color paper - a favorable material for creativity with children. From two-sided colored paper, you can come up with voluminous crafts, and then present them as a gift. For example, we together with our daughters tried to make such flowers, very similar to roses. As a result, a beautiful candy bouquet turned out. Work required: 1) double-sided colored paper; 2) plasticine (better hardening), dough can be used for modeling; 3) tubules for cocktail; 4) scissors, glue stick, silicone glue, a simple pencil and ruler.  The work required >
All work can be divided into several stages. Flower. 1. First, we prepared strips of colored paper for future petals. To do this, using a ruler and a pencil, a sheet of colored paper was spread. The width of the strips may be different. What the petals are already, the flower will get air. The width of our strips is 1 cm.It seemed to me the optimal value. Not too wide and not very narrow for small fingers. The length of the strips depends on the size of the paper. We cut a sheet of paper along the entire length, and then each strip was divided in two, so that no scraps remained. This work is quite possible to entrust the child, who owns a good scissors. Even if he makes a little mistake, it will not affect the final result.
strips of colored paper
 strips of paper
2. Next, make the petals. They covered the edges with glue and connected the two ends of the strip with an eyelet. Each flower took 22 petals. From a sheet of colored paper of approximately A-4 format, we obtained 2 flowers.
 Next did the petals
3. The most interesting was the creation of a flower. The base was a pre-cut circle with a diameter of 2-3 cm. On it we glued our loops in three rows of 6 pieces in a checkerboard pattern. At the end 4 petals were glued together. They turned the flower into a circle up and gently pasted the middle of the petals.
creation flower
 pre-cut circle
 stuck our loops in three rows 4. For the core of flowers, you can use hardening clay or dough for modeling, beads, rhinestones, beads, buttons. The middle can be made of foil or glossy cardboard. We decided to use candies for this purpose.
 cut a strip of green paper
Stalk with leaves. 1. A 3-cm-wide stripe was cut out of green paper. It was coated with glue and wrapped around the cocktail tube diagonally.
 took strips for leaflets
2. For leaflets took strips wide 1.5 cm and a length of 10 - 15 cm, which are cut out in the form of leaflets. They smeared half of the leaf with glue and wrapped it around the stalk as well.
 molded from plasticine
3.We were molded from the plasticine and adhered to the stem. We used a flower weave. paper flowers
It remains to connect the small stalk to the flower with glue. Since our flowers turned out to be quite heavy because of the candies, we fixed them with silicone glue. Here are such beautiful flowers of paper we have turned out. By the way, they can be used for volumetric applications or greeting cards. Without stalks flowers will look great on gift wrapping or homemade photo frame. We decided to make a candy bouquet for kindergarten on September 1. Added brightness with glitter. They invented an original vase made of cardboard and candy. As a result, our hand-made article not only decorated the interior of the group, but also became a source of pride for our girls, who took an active part in its creation.

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