If you’re still looking for that perfect Mother’s Day craft, look no further! Because you know moms think that their kiddos are the cutest thing around. And with very little effort you can incorporate your child’s face into a fun craft that is sure to bring mom tons of joy! And since this flower blooms year round, she’s sure to get the good out of it! So, get out your supplies and get ready to create a Popsicle Stick flower with the cutest little center you’ve ever seen!
What You Will Need
Picture of Your Child
Small Piece of Cardboard
Paint and Paintbrushes
Small Jar or Container
Colored Tissue Paper
How to Make It
Start by painting your popsicle sticks. You can go with one color or many – let your child help decide what the final look should be.
While your popsicle sticks are drying, print out your favorite picture of your child and cut their head out. Then cut a similar sized circle from your cardboard and glue your picture to the cardboard, making sure that the cardboard does not show around the edges.
Once both your picture and your popsicle sticks are dry, cut half of your popsicle sticks in half. Then, using your hot glue gun, attach them to the back of your cardboard, arranging them so that there is an even amount of room in between each one.
Next cut the other half of your popsicle sticks, making them shorter than the first ones. I left about an inch in the middle of each stick that I did not use. This is where using a second color can be really cute as well. Attach your second set of sticks in between where your first ones were, allowing them to show from behind.
Once your glue is dry, turn your flower over and attach one green popsicle stick for the stem.
Now, all that’s left to do is find a home for your flower! I took a small glass jar (you don’t want it to be any taller than half your popsicle stick) and filled it with some bright tissue paper.
Then simply stick your flower down into the tissue paper, securing it so that it doesn’t fall over and tie a ribbon around the top of your container! And wa-lah! You have a beautiful flower that will smile at mom all year long!
This a flower that any mom is sure to treasure and any child will love helping to create! So go! Get your special flower ready and then present it to mom to brighten up her Mother’s Day!