With Mothers Day right around the corner (and this week being Teacher Appreciation Week) I have been working with my students on handmade gifts. One of my absolute favorites are paper flowers. They are simple, beautiful, and easy to make. If I can manage getting a classroom of 27 eight year old’s to create these, you can too!
Take these a step further by using patterned paper, fabric, etc. Fabric flowers also make great hair clips and broaches for your clothes! I have made several variations but these seem to be the most successful with kids. Check out www.marthastewart.com for more ideas on handmade flowers.