Glittering Poinsettia Card

Glittering Poinsettia Card craft

Kids dazzle friends and family with their holiday greetings. Where are the poinsettias' flowers?

  • 1.

    Find information about the history and legends of poinsettias. You'll discover that the red, pink, or white parts of the plant are actually colored bracts, or modified leaves. The poinsettia's flowers are the smaller clusters in the middle of these bracts.

  • 2.

    Cover your work area with recycled newspaper. Paint one sheet of construction paper with red or pink, and another with green, using Crayola® Washable Kid's Paint and Paint Brushes. Dry.

  • 3.

    With a Crayola Erasable Colored Pencil, sketch poinsettia bracts on the back of the red or pink sheet. Sketch leaves on the back of the green sheet. Cut them out with Crayola Scissors. Roll some of the colored bracts around a pencil so they curl slightly.

  • 4.

    Fold construction paper to form your card. With Crayola School Glue, attach the leaves and bracts to the card. Drop Crayola Glitter Glue in the center for glittering flower clusters and pollen. Dry.

  • 5.

    Write a seasonal message on the front and inside the card.