Plastic Cup Flowers
February 20th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro
April showers bring May flowers, but why wait until May? Create your own beautiful bouquet with goodies from around the house. All you need are some plastic cups and whatever else you have on hand to decorate them with!
You will need
plastic drinking cups
hot glue gun
white craft glue
12″ dowel or stick
items to decorate with (beads, buttons, pom poms, tissue paper, paint, etc)
What you do
Use a pen (parents please!) or other fairly sharp object to poke a hole into the side of the cup, about one inch from the bottom.
Cut slits halfway up the cup with your scissors. Bend slits outward.
Lay cup on table with bottom of cup facing upward, this is the center of your flower.
Use anything you have on hand to decorate the center. We used pom poms, buttons, tissue paper squares (wrapped around a pencil eraser) and pony beads. Use white craft glue to adhere them to the center of the flower and set aside to dry.
Warm up the hot glue gun.
Insert dowel into the hole you made in the side of the cup (see figure 1) earlier. Insert the dowel until the end of it hits the other side of the cup (see figure 2). Hot glue in place.
figure 1 figure 2
Special thanks to Debbie Knechtel of Ontario, Canada for this craft idea! See more of Amanda Formaro’s craft projects and kid’s recipes on FamilyCorner.com