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Spring Craft: Make Paper Daffodils

Mar18

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Spring Paper Daffodils

There’s nothing that reminds me of Spring more than daffodils, but sadly ours have already come and gone early this year. With the first day of Spring coming up I thought we’d make some simple paper daffodils to brighten the house. I think this would make a great craft project for a birthday party because it’s relatively simple with no mess.

All you’ll need is paper of varying yellow shades, scissors, a glue stick and a pipe cleaner. Follow the instructions below:

1. Start with a 4″ square of paper.

2. Fold in half diagonally.

3. Fold in half diagonally again.

4. And one more time.

5. Cut into a petal shape and snip a hole in the tip. Open to reveal the petals.

6. Now cut the center circle to 2 1/2″.

7. Cut this circle in half.

8. With the glue stick, apply glue to one side of an edge.

9. Shape the half-circle into a cone.

10. Fold down one end of the pipe cleaner.

11. Apply some glue to the center of the flower.

12. Assemble by putting the cone into the flower opening, then putting the pipe cleaner through this hole, securing with the pipe cleaner.

Happy Spring!

About the author

Ellen Luckett Baker

http://thelongthread.com/
Ellen Luckett Baker is the author of the long thread, a blog about handmade goods. She has always enjoyed making things, but the flexibility of staying at home with her two daughters along with the creative inspiration they provide has led her to craft on a daily basis. Combining her love of graphic design and sewing, she has created an Etsy shop selling machine embroidery designs and sewing patterns.

Ellen lives in Atlanta with her husband and two young daughters. She holds a B.A. in Art History and a Master's of Public Administration with a focus in Non-Profit Management.

Ellen recently wrote 1, 2, 3 Sew: Build Your Skills with 33 Simple Sewing Projects her crafting book. She is crazy talented!


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17 Responses to “Spring Craft: Make Paper Daffodils”

  1. MyKidsMake Mar 18 at 2:12 pm Reply Reply

    These are really CUTE!!

  2. Zane Mar 20 at 9:49 pm Reply Reply

    These look beautiful and easy to make. I want to try make it right now :) thanks for sharing it!

  3. Joanna Apr 14 at 10:20 pm Reply Reply

    Hi there! I love this idea…it’s so darling…and I was hoping that you might add it to my Easter and Spring Linking Party to share with my readers. If you are interested, you can go here http://bakedbyjoanna.blogspot.com/2011/04/easter-linking-party.html to enter. Thanks!

  4. ala Apr 02 at 4:32 am Reply Reply

    This is great ! I will make these with the help of my sun ….Thank you for ideea !

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