Spring

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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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Spring Cupcake Liner Butterflies

Spring Cupcake Liner Butterfly Supplies
Spring Cupcake Liner Butterflies Supplies

Ahh, yes! Springtime! Soon enough there will be birds chirping and flowers in full bloom. As we near the Vernal “Spring” Equinox, the sun will cross the celestial equator causing Day and Night to be of equal length. The sun will peer over the horizon of the north pole, beginning six months of uninterrupted daylight, while the south pole prepares for six months of darkness. Meanwhile, the rest of the Earth will watch the sunrise due East and set due West. Whether it’s the crack of dawn or near the day’s end, Spring Cupcake Liner Butterflies are a fun and simple craft to get your facility ready for the season! So pull out your extra clothespins and cupcake liners – it’s time to get crafty!

Spring Cupcake Liner Butterflies

You will need:

  • 2 cupcake liners
  • Clothespins
  • Googley eyes
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Glue
  • Glitter
  • Markers

To begin:

  1. First, begin by opening up a cupcake liner.
  2. Next, fold it in half to create a half circle.
  3. Fold it in half again to create a quarter circle.
  4. Repeat steps, 1-3 once more with a new cupcake liner.
  5. Glue the two cupcake liners together so it looks like a bow tie.
  6. Clip the clothespin over the cupcake liners to create the butterfly’s beautiful bodice.
  7. Decorate the clothespin by adding color or glitter.
  8. Glue the googley eyes down in place.
  9. Finally, cut and twist the pipe cleaner around the clothespin to create the antennas.
  10. Fly, Clip, Enjoy!

Cupcake Liners and Clothespins – who would’ve thought? Such a simple, yet, adorable craft to make. And the best part – you can clip them anywhere! We’ve even gone as far as attaching command strips to the back and using them to hang our wall calendar! Add magnets or just clip to a string of twine to make Spring garland! Whatever you choose, it’s sure to be fly!

March Wall Calendar help up with Butterflies
Wall Calendar

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