Creative Crafts for Creative Kids

Archive for May 2012

Celebrate mom or that other special person in your life with this easy to make flower pen! This is a great craft made with things found around the home and if you make a bunch you can give a bouquet someone is sure to love!

 

Things you will need:

  • Craft foam in the colors of your choice
  • Chenille sticks
  • Green ribbon
  • A pencil
  • A pen (one per flower pen)
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Rubber bands
  • Tape (optional)
  • Markers (optional)

 

Step 1: Starting at the tip of the pen, dab a little glue and begin wrapping the ribbon around the pen. Secure the end with a rubber band so it doesn’t unravel as the glue dries. Continue dabbing glue as you wrap your way up the pen.

 

Step two: Dab some glue on the end of the pen and wrap the ribbon around it tightly. Secure the end with a rubber band so it doesn’t unravel as the glue dries.

 

Step 3: While the glue dries on the pen, draw and cut out some flower shapes from the craft foam. You can use the pen as a guide so as not to make the flower too large. Once you cut the pieces out you can decorate them with markers, glitter or other decorations.

 

Step four: Glue the flower pieces together.

 


Step five: Wrap the chenille stick tightly around the top of the pen. You should use a color that closely resembles the color of your flower. After wrapping the chenille stick several times, snip off the excess using the flower as your guide.

 

Step six: Carefully draw a line of glue down the chenille stick as shown and press it onto the back of your flower making sure the chenille stick is not visible on the front of the pen. Add a piece of clear tape to secure if necessary.

 

Congratulations! You have made a beautiful spring flower pen for mom or that other special adult in your life. You can make a bunch of pens and give a bouquet or make a bunch of interchangeable  flower tops to mix-and-match with notebooks, outfits and other things. The choice is yours! Did you do this project? How did it turn out? Please share your comments and photos in the comment section. Happy crafting!

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