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Tissue Paper Flowers

Learn to make these tissue paper flowers with your residents!

You Will Need:

  • Tissue Paper (Assorted Colors)
  • Stapler
  • Scissors
  • Skewers
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Vase

To Begin:

  1. Start with a single sheet of tissue paper. Cut this sheet of paper into at least 4 sections of equal length and width.
  2. Neatly stack your small sheets of tissue paper one on top of the other.
  3. Fold the shortest side about an inch to two inches in. Accordion fold the tissue paper.
  4. Depending on how large you want your flower you can either cut the paper in half (as shown in the video), leave it as-is, or trim it to make it the perfect size.
  5. Once your accordion paper is the perfect length, you’ll want to staple it in the middle.
  6. Using your scissors, round the edges of the paper, make them pointy, or even shred the ends. (example below)

7. Begin separating the sheets of tissue paper and ruffling up the petals of your flower.

8. Next, grab a skewer. Using your hot glue gun, add a dab of glue to the sharp end. Stick this end at the bottom of your flower. (I also recommend using green plant tape to wrap around the skewer to make it look like an actual stem.)

9. With your vase handy, fill with flowers! If your vase is transparent try adding rocks, marbles, or even a brown paper bag to hide the stems.

10. You’re Finished! Decorate your countertops with vases of flowers from your residents!

Tissue Paper Flowers
Tissue Paper Flowers

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Earth Day Plant Stamping

Plant Stamping
Plant Stamping

It’s DIY Friday! In preparation of Earth Day, we will be creating all-natural Plant Stamps! By using raw potatoes and flowers, the possibilities are endless! Let’s get to plant stamping!

You will need:

  • Potatoes
  • Knife/Xacto Knife
  • Paper
  • Paper Plates
  • Paint Brushes
  • Paints
  • Flowers (we used plastic, but you can use real ones as well)

To Begin:

  1. First, grab your bag of potatoes – the potatoes will be used to create our all-natural stamps. Prep your potatoes by washing them and cutting them in half.
  2. Next, using a kitchen knife, xacto knife or cookie cutters, draw the outline of the shape you wish to make. Some examples of shapes we used are Easter Eggs, Hearts, Bunnies and Pineapples! But don’t let that limit your creativity – you can make anything you’d like!
  3. Once your shapes are traced, use your knife to slice the bits and pieces of potato off that you don’t want to pick up paint – remember, anything that is raised will be a part of your stamp!
  4. After you’ve prepped your potatoes, grab your flowers (real or fake), trim them, and set aside.
  5. Now that our plant stamps are prepped and ready to be used, we can start stamping! First, squeeze the paint onto the paper plate. By using a paint brush and a generous amount of paint, cover the part of the potato you wish to be seen.
  6. Stamp away!
  7. As for the flowers, simply dip your flower face-down into the paint color of your choice – make sure it’s coated!
  8. Next, gently press the flower to the paper – you may have to use your finger to help it stick to the surface. Carefully pull the flower away from the paper and you’re left with a beautiful flower! We also repeated the process with the leaves, drew stems and created a pretty bouquet!
Plant Stamping
Plant Stamping

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