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Spring Flower Pen/Pencil Craft



For this week's craft, we'll be making spring flowers that can be added to the end of a writing utensil of your choice. Video directions are included at the end of this post.

MATERIALS NEEDED: Paper (you can use green paper for the stem plus another colored piece of paper for the flower, or just use white paper and color it yourself), scissors, tape, a toothpick, and a pen or pencil to decorate

DIRECTIONS


1. The flower and the leaves are each made from a 1/4 of a sheet of paper. Fold your paper in half, and then in half again. Open it up to see 4 sections and cut along the lines. NOTE: If you are using white paper then use 2 of the 4 sections. If you are using colored paper, cut both the green and colored paper and use 1 section from each. You can make 4 pens or pencils!



2. Fold each small piece of paper in half lengthwise. Cut a little above the center line, an inch or a little less is best. NOTE: If you are using white paper, color both pieces of paper on both sides.



3. To make the flower petals, cut strips along the bottom of the paper that go up to the fold. Do not cut past the fold.




4. Curl each strip using the toothpick. You can also use a pencil or just your fingers. Smaller curls make smaller petals and larger curls make larger petals.


5. Put a small piece of tape along the end of the paper. Stick the tape to the end of your pen so that the paper is at a slight angle going downwards.


6. Slowly wrap the paper around the pen at a slight downwards angle until you reach the end of the paper. Tape the end in place.


7. Put the pen aside and pick up the green paper. Cut strips along the bottom as you did for the flower paper. You can cut the strips shorter if you like.


8. Put a small piece of tape along one side of the leaves. Tape it to your pen at a slight angle below the flowers. Wrap the leaves around the pen at a slight downwards angle. Use a piece of tape to hold it down when you are finished. Fluff or re-curl the flower petals if you like.



Enjoy spring and have fun!



Not sure how to complete a step? Check out Sara's video instructions!



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