My awesome brother & sister-in-law gave Talia 5 rolls of coloured craft paper for her birthday. We found a perfect craft for it here.
How To Make:
Step 1: Trace hand on coloured paper (you could use construction paper if you don't have craft paper)
Step 2: Cut hands out (not the real hands- the paper ones... haha I'm hilarious)
Cut out leaf shapes, if you wish.
Step 3: Curl hands into lily-shape, tape bottom. Stick straw through (I was so satisfied when I realized we had green straws)
Step 4: Curl fingers/petals with scissors (like you would curl ribbon) so that the petals bend out instead of stick up. Tape leaves onto straws.
Step 5: Spray flowers with perfume to make them smell-able! (I got this idea from Valerie at Frugal Family Fun Blog)
Once you've made your flowers, the possibilities are only limited by your imagination! Talia wanted to dress up & pretend she was a bride with a bouquet. Valerie and her daughter tied tissue paper flowers to the trees in their backyard during the winter- how fun would it be to stick these out in your garden?... actually.. maybe we will! :)
Funny story.. after typing this(without any clues from me), Talia said "Maybe we should put them outside... maybe they would blow away..." and I said, "Well, we could stick them in the ground..." and she looked up at me with shining eyes & said "Let's do it!", and had her boots on before I could think twice about it! :) ha!