Paint the tubes in your desired colors. If making leaves, paint one of the tubes green
Both the inside and the outside of the tubes need to be painted. We found it to be easier to paint the inside after cutting it. Paint the skewers green, these will be the stems.
Mark off the center inch of the tube
Mom helped with this step. Cut slits up to the mark off point on both sides of the tube. There should be about 1 inch of tube left uncut.
Once the tube was cut, it was easier to reach inside the tube. She also painted all of the petals on both sides of the tube.
To make the leaves, flatten the green tube
and cut into strips.
Once all the flowers are dry, stuff the centers with different colors of tissue paper.
Using a push pin, make a small hole. (this is another step that might need to be done by the parent)
Insert the pointed end of the skewer into the hole. You might use a little bit of glue to keep it in place, but we did not have to.
Because of the vase Kara decided to use, we did not add the leaves this time.
We found the pretty purple vase at the dollar store. They sold other colors like pink, yellow and blue as well. One thing that I love about these flowers is they will stay pretty a lot longer than real ones. They would make a nice Mother's Day gift or just a spring decor pick me up.