Schools Out...

Are you wondering what to give the teachers? I LOVE this pencil flower pot... homemade and beautiful! Your kids will have a fun time making it and their teachers will have a fun time using it!

Hair scrunchies (or fake flowers)
Craft foam leaves
Craft scissors
Hole punch
Clay pot
Black beans

Time needed: Under 1 Hour

1. For each blossom, wrap 1 or 2 colorful hair scrunchies (or fake flowers) around the top of a pencil. Next, cut out a pair of green craft foam leaves, using craft scissors to create a scalloped edge. Lightly etch leaf vein lines in the foam with the tip of a toothpick. Using a hole punch, make a hole in the base of each leaf.
step2 2. Then slide the leaves onto the pencil so they rest right beneath the flower. You can even attach a "silk" butterfly (sold at craft stores) to the blossom.
3. Finally, plant the finished flowers in a clay pot filled with dried black beans (if beans fall through the hole in the bottom of the pot, just tape over it).

{via familyfun.com}

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1 comment:

PinksandBluesGirls said...

This is a fantastic idea!! Thanks for sharing this... just what every teacher could use... regardless of the grade they teach!