A Pretty Paper Bouquet for Mother's Day

Looking for the perfect gift to make for Mom or that special someone? Help the kids put together a sweet, easy-to-make paper bouquet gift.

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What You'll Need

finished paper bouquet craft
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  • Solid-color paper dessert plate
  • Green plastic cup
  • Pencil
  • Adults' scissors
  • Jumbo paper clips
  • Masking tape
  • Plastic coffee-can lid
  • Various patterned papers
  • Colored pencils
  • Kids' scissors
  • Flower
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Step 1

dad cutting hole in paper plate
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(Dad) Trace base of cup on back of plate and cut out. Cut 1/2-inch-long slits around the hole about 1/4 inch apart.

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Step 2

tape paper clips on plate
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Tape 6 to 8 paper clips around the back of the plate.

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Step 3

making petals
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Trace plastic lid 6 to 8 times onto different papers and cut out. Help your child write notes to Mom on the back of each and insert a "petal" in each clip. Place cup with flower in the center hole.

Copyright © 2008. Used with permission from the May 2008 issue of Parents magazine.

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