Newspaper Flowers

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Here’s another pretty addition to our spring flower play! This time we used a rather interesting concoction of homemade paint to make flowers from newspaper.

Travis loved the painting process. In cups, combine equal parts white glue and water, then add a few drops of liquid watercolor to each. The mixture is best applied with a foam brush.

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Travis was very deliberate deciding which color should go where!

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Our goopy newspaper then needed to dry overnight in the bathroom.

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The next morning the paper is very stiff – a bit like papier-mache. I cut it into flower petals, while Travis got in great cutting practice alongside me, using his safety scissors.

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Glue 5 or 6 petals together in a spiral. Travis had sort of lost interest, so I did this step solo.

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Once the glue dried, we attached a green pipe cleaner stem to the back of each flower with tape.

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Play with the flowers any way your like…

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Or they even make a fantastic addition to a real flower display!

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