Thursday, February 3, 2011

Three Valentine Flower Corsage Crafts: Kids Crafts Project #23 of 300 Crafts for Kids

KIDS CRAFTS PROJECT #23: Three Valentine Flower Corsage Crafts
Crafts for all abilities! 
for Ages 3 Years and Up 

A Perfect Valentine's Day Gift or Accessory
Red Foil Heart Shaped Valentine's Day Corsage :)
Flower heart corsage made from pink tissue paper
Flower corsage made with cupcake holders and red glitter
Supplies Needed:
  • Red Foil Tissue Paper
  • Pink Tissue Paper
  • 3 White Cupcake Holders
  • Clear Tape 
  • Red Glitter
  • White Glue
  • Long Pipe Cleaners - 2 red, 1 white
Time Needed: About 15 minutes per corsage
What To Do:
  •  Red Foil Tissue Paper Flower Heart Corsage for Valentine's Day
    Can be made to put on the wrist or shirt.
  1. Evenly stack 7 red foil sheets (about 4" x 6").
    Shown before cut to size.
  2. Fold them back and forth lengthwise like an accordion.
    This was much too big, so I trimmed it down.
  3. Use a red pipe cleaner to tie it together at the middle.
  4. Pull up each of the 7 sheets gently by lifting a single sheet up toward the mid point.
  5. Repeat until all sheets are apart on both sides of the pipe cleaner. It should now look much like a flower.
  6. Take a piece of tape and tape together the top of the flower so that it forms the top part of a heart.
  7. Use another piece of tape to make the V shape of the bottom of the heart.
  8. Reshape with hands and additional tape until it resembles a heart that you like.
    Back view of how I taped it to look like a heart.
  9. Use the remaining part of the pipe cleaner (that now looks like a stem) to wrap around wrist for a wrist corsage.
  10. To make it a corsage for a shirt make a 2" loop from the pipe cleaner and then wrap the rest of the pipe cleaner around the bottom portion of that loop. Attach a large safety pin to put on a shirt.
  11. ENJOY Your festive corsage!
  12. Take a photo and share it with us! You are automatically entered into our WEEKLY GIVEAWAY on our Facebook Page when you post a photo of your finished project and "Like" Us ! Giveaway is randomly selected. 
    Completed heart flower. Just convert into corsage
Red Foil Heart Shaped Valentine's Day Corsage :)
  • White Cupcake Holders Flower Corsage for Valentine's Day
    Can be made to put on the wrist or shirt.
  1. Take 3 white cupcake holders and reduce them in size so that you have the original size, one about 1/2" smaller, and then next about 1/2" smaller than that.
  2. Use white glue between each layer and nest them so that the smallest one is on top.
  3. Pour red glitter into a container.
  4. Take white glue and apply it to the inner, top part of each layer.
  5. Turn upside down and dip into red glitter.
  6. Let dry completely.
  7. Poke your red pipe cleaner through the center of each one.
  8. Let enough pipe cleaner through that you can form a small heart with the top of the pipe cleaner.
  9. Use the remaining part of the pipe cleaner (that now looks like a stem) to wrap around wrist for a wrist corsage.
  10. To make it a corsage for a shirt make a 2" loop from the pipe cleaner and then wrap the rest of the pipe cleaner around the bottom portion of that loop. Attach a large safety pin to put on a shirt.
  11. ENJOY Your festive corsage!
  12. Take a photo and share it with us! You are automatically entered into our WEEKLY GIVEAWAY on our Facebook Page when you post a photo of your finished project and "Like" Us ! Giveaway is randomly selected. 
  • Pink Tissue Paper Heart Flower Corsage for Valentine's Day
    Can be made to put on the wrist or shirt.
  1. Evenly stack 7 pink tissue paper sheets (about 4" x 6" each).
  2. Fold them back and forth lengthwise like an accordion.
  3. Use your white pipe cleaner to tie it together at the middle.
  4. Pull up each of the 7 sheets gently by lifting a single sheet up toward the mid point.
  5. Repeat until all sheets are apart on both sides of the pipe cleaner. It should now look much like a flower.
  6. Take a piece of tape and tape together the top of the flower so that it forms the top part of a heart.
  7. Use another piece of tape to make the V shape of the bottom of the heart.
  8. Reshape with hands and additional tape until it resembles a heart that you like.
  9. Use the remaining part of the pipe cleaner (that now looks like a stem) to wrap around wrist for a wrist corsage.
  10. To make it a corsage for a shirt make a 2" loop from the pipe cleaner and then wrap the rest of the pipe cleaner around the bottom portion of that loop. Attach a large safety pin to put on a shirt.
  11. ENJOY Your festive corsage!
  12. Take a photo and share it with us! You are automatically entered into our WEEKLY GIVEAWAY on our Facebook Page when you post a photo of your finished project and "Like" Us ! Giveaway is randomly selected. 
Why We Love Crafts for Kids: Art develops creative thinking, provides means of communication and self expression, increases self understanding, strengthens self concepts and confidence, serves as an emotional release, provides decision-making opportunities, develops appreciation for the individuality of others, aids physical coordination, develops work habits and a sense of responsibility, heightens aesthetic awareness and sensitivity, and generates joy!

For Children with Special Needs: Assist your child as much as needed - but allow it to be his project.  Art projects are great for fine motor exercise, and using creativity.

If you child has a limited attention span, have all supplies ready before having him begin the project.

Doing the one with the foil tissue paper requires very good fine motor skills. You may want to skip this one altogether if it will be frustrating for your child OR you can to the parts that are hardest.

There are so many ways to make these corsages that you can change the instructions to accommodate your child. You can paint instead of using glitter. You can use glitter glue instead of glue and then glitter. You can use markers instead of glitter. You can cut fold the accordion as wide or narrow as you want and so on!

This opportunity for hands-on learning with no wrong choices is ideal to foster self esteem as well.

Let him be proud of his very own creation! This one he can even wear or give as a gift!

For Older Children: An older child can further enjoy this project by making a bouquet of valentine heart flowers instead of corsages. Create an assortment and put into a decorated vase (toilet paper roll)!

Associated Educational Activities:

And now a word from *SeeryusMama: 
READ "The Tiny Seed" by Eric Carle! In autumn, a strong wind blows flower seeds high in the air and carries them far across the land. One by one, many of the seeds are lost. But some survive the long winter and, come spring, sprout into plants, facing new dangers. Beautifully illustrated by Eric Carle!

Paint some watercolor flowers! For little ones draw a flower first and let them paint it. For older kids just give them the watercolor paint and ask them to make you some flowers! Their creativity and vision is amazing!
Sing a Song About Flowers:
Planting Flowers Song- Sung to the tune of "Frere Jacques"--
Planting flowers, Planting flowers,
In the ground, In the ground,
Water them and they grow,
Water them and they grow,
All around, All around.
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PLEASE POST IN COMMENTS your opinion of this kids craft, if you enjoyed it, other ideas that may be similar. 

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*Sky (Seeryus Mama) is the mama of two kiddies, Johnny (a tween) and Paige (a toddler), and the trophy wife to her husband Brandon. They live in the middle of Nebraska - otherwise known as The Good Life.  Sky works part-time at the local library, attends college part time, hoping to eventually earn a Masters in Library Science and volunteers for several different organizations. Sky blogs at Seeryus Mama, where it's all about the good life and the products that go along with it.

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