Flower Power

by Lisa Toner

Gather

pencil
scratch paper
scissors
cardstock or blank note card
colored paper
small hole punch
decorative brad

Go

1. Sketch a simple flower petal on a piece of scratch paper and cut it out for a pattern.
2. Accordion-fold a colored piece of paper four times, making your folds as wide as the flower petal pattern.
3. Lay the petal on top of the folded paper and cut around it. You should get five petals.
4. Roll each petal around a pencil to create a curl.
5. Stack them together and punch a hole through the narrow ends of the petals.
6. Put the brad through the hole and then through the center of the front of the card. Fasten on inside of card.
7. Fan out the curled petals.

This article first appeared in the January 2010 issue of Focus on the Family Clubhouse Jr. magazine. Copyright © 2010 by Lisa Toner. Used by permission. Photo © Ron Nickel.