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Kate L'argent, Independent Usborne Organiser


'Things to make for mum' this Mother's Day

2nd March 2015

'We all know that mothers treasure things their children have made for them, but sometimes a little inspiration is needed. Well, here it is!' Parents in Touch

Things to make for mums is a fantastic activity book, packed full of ideas for handmade presents, whatever the occasion.

There are clear, step-by-step instructions for 16 beautiful projects, including thoughtful paintings, paper flowers and decorated cakes. Not forgetting two pages full of stickers for decorating each handmade creation.

With Mother's Day just around the corner, why not follow these instructions and have a go at making paper flowers?

Step 1:

Draw around three round objects which are different sizes. Do each one on a different coloured piece of thick paper.

 

Step 2:

Cut out the circles. Then lay the middle-sized object in the middle of the biggest circle and draw around it.

 

Step 3:

Draw a line across the big circle, then draw another line which crosses the first. Then, draw two more lines across them.

 

Step 4:

Draw petals from the edge of the big circle to the edge of the middle circle. Then, cut around the petals.

 

Step 5:

Glue the small circle onto the middle-sized one. Make lots of small cuts around the edge, as far as the small circle.

 

Step 6:

Glue the two smaller circles onto the big one. Add a stalk by taping one end of a drinking straw to the back of the flower.

 

Step 7:

Press a piece of poster tack onto the other end of the straw and press it into the bottom of a clean glass jar.

 

Step 8:

Scrunch up pieces of tissue paper and push them into the jar, around the stalk. Cut two paper leaves and glue them on.
 

Step 9:

Lastly, why not decorate different jars with different paper shapes and stickers?

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