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Mother's Day

Mother's Day Crafts *update 2010*

I found this great alternative to the classic tissue paper flower. Kaboose is an awesome site for crafts for the early school-age set. A little more difficult then the typical preschooler crafts, but easy enough they can do on their own.

Check out: http://crafts.kaboose.com/tissue-paper-carnations.html

Tissue Paper Carnations

What you'll need:

* Pink, green, and white tissue paper
* Chenille stems
* Scissors

How to make it:

1. Layer three to four sheets of pink tissue paper together then cut them into 4-5” wide strips that are 12” long.
2. Cut about 1.5” off the end of a chenille stem and set aside.
3. Take the remaining piece of the chenille stem and lay about 2” of it onto the tissue paper and roll up (starting at the short end) around the chenille.
4. Once completely rolled up, take the short piece of chenille that you cut off earlier and twist it around the bottom of the tissue paper to hold it in place.
5. Use scissors to cut 2-3” long slits down from the top of the rolled tissue paper. Continue around until all strips are cut.
6. Roll up a 6”x2” piece of green tissue paper and place at the top of the flower stem.
7. Grab the bottom of the stem and bring it up and over the green tissue paper and twist tight. These are the flower’s leaves.
8. Repeat, making several different flowers, then combine the stems to make a bouquet.
9. Twist the stem of any one of the flowers around the rest of the stems to hold them all together.
10. Place them in a vase and use them as a table centerpiece.

It's been a while since we've had an update, but today we have a couple of Mother's Day crafts, and a cute song for the kids to sing.