Spring Bouquet

Spring Bouquet craft

Celebrate May Day or any day with bright flowers that stay fresh. Arrange them in a clever folded-paper basket to hang on a doorknob.

  • 1.

    Paper flowers. Cover your art area with recycled newspaper. Cut several circles about the size of your hand from plain, absorbent paper towels. Decorate the circles, which will be your flower petals, with Crayola® Washable Markers until the color seeps through onto the newspaper. Experiment with different designs, such as spirals or radiating lines that start in the center. Think bright and beautiful!

  • 2.

    For each flower, roll a piece of plain paper towel into a ball. Wrap a decorated circle around it. Secure the flower around the ball with a chenille stem. Fluff out the tops of the petals. Trim away any excess, or make fringed petals, with Crayola Scissors.

  • 3.

    Folded paper basket. Cut one end away from a sheet of colored construction paper to make a large square. Fold the square diagonally in half to make a triangle. With the fold at the bottom, bring the upper right edge down to meet the fold. Crease the upper left side where the paper folds to mark the place. Unfold to find the triangle again.

  • 4.

    Still holding the triangle with the fold at the bottom, bring the lower right point up to meet the upper left side at the crease mark. Press hard to fold it in place. Bring the lower left corner up to meet the upper right side at the top of the previous f

  • 5.

    Tuck the front open triangle at the top into the pocket that is created by the piece that was folded over last. This will hold your basket together. Decorate the basket with markers.

  • 6.

    Punch two holes at the sides of the triangle which form the back of your flower basket. Tie a ribbon through them for a handle. Place flowers in the basket and hang on a doorknob.