Making your own paper daffodil is a great craft to get children in the mood for spring. It requires very little in the way of resources and is a perfect indoor activity for when those spring showers dampen the day!
What you will need:
- Toilet roll tube x1
- Kitchen roll tube x1
- A4 plain paper x 3 sheets
- Glue or tape
- Crayons, colouring pencils or felt tips (1 yellow, 1 green)
How to make your daffodil:
- Cut the toilet roll tube in half (this will be the centre of your daffodil) and place into the centre of a piece of plain paper.
- Draw petal shapes all the way around the toilet roll tube, then cut out the whole shape of the flower (not individual petals) and colour in yellow.
- Take the second sheet of paper. Cut a strip that is the same width as the cut toilet roll tube and colour the strip in yellow.
- Measure the amount of the paper strip needed to wrap around the tube and cut off the remainder, then glue the strip around the cut toilet roll tube.
- Make some small cuts along one edge of the yellow paper tube and fold these sections back to make tabs.
- Apply glue to the tabs and stick to the centre of your petals.
- Take a kitchen roll tube and the last piece of paper, and cut a strip of the paper large enough to wrap around the tube.
- Colour the paper in green and glue this around the kitchen roll tube to make your stem.
- All that’s left to do, is to stick the flower to the stem. Then place in a sunny spot and admire!
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