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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!


Say hello to spring with this easy and fun suncatcher project! It’s a beginner project that teaches colors, tracing and cutting skills. Once it’s dry you can hang it in the window and let the sun shine through!

Things You Will Need:

  • Wax paper
  • Tissue paper in the colors of the rainbow
  • Cotton balls
  • A pencil
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Step 1: Rip off three pieces of wax paper. One should be large enough for a rainbow and the other two should be large enough for clouds. Begin by drawing a rainbow on the largest piece of wax paper. You can either draw it by hand or print out a picture of a rainbow and practice tracing it onto the wax paper. Next, draw a cloud onto each of the smaller pieces of wax paper.

Step 2: It’s time to practice naming your colors! The colors of the rainbow appear as follows: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet. Beginning with the red tissue paper, rip it into small pieces and crumple into tiny balls. Draw a line of glue where the red stripe of the rainbow is and gently place the crumpled up tissue paper on it, pressing lightly.

Step 3: Repeat step two for each additional color. It is best to work in order, one color at a time.

Step 4: Cut out the cloud shapes and spread a layer of glue on each one. Next press several cotton balls onto the glue to make clouds.

Step 5: Once the rainbow dries cut it out around the edges. Once the clouds dry add a layer of glue to the back of them and lightly press them onto the ends of the rainbow. Let everything dry and then you can hang the rainbow in a sunny window! I’ve used clear tape to hang mine.

Congratulations! You have made a spring rainbow suncatcher! It is easy to modify this design and make it your own. Simply draw or print out and trace a simple image from the computer and follow the same steps above, working one color at a time. The more basic the image the easier the project will be. Did you do this project? How did it turn out? Please feel free to post comments and pictures in the comments section! Happy crafting!

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