Funstuff: Happy Mother’s Day!(click to view larger)

Here’s a swirly, twirly, curly craft to make for Mother’s Day. Be sure to get an adult’s help—only maybe not from Mom if you want it to be a surprise!

colored paper

tape

scissors

toothpick or bamboo skewer (trimmed)

  1. 1.

    Cut a 2-inch (5-cm) strip of colored paper lengthwise. This will be the color of your flower.

  2. 2.

    Turn the strip sideways and cut thin slits from one end to the other to make a fringe.

  3. 3.

    Curl each piece of fringe into tight curls. This step takes time, but it’s worth it! You might want to curl the ribbons around a toothpick or the inside of a clicker pen (one that comes apart) to make it easier.

  4. 4.

    Cut a 3-inch (8-cm) strip of green paper. Roll the green strip of paper lengthwise, tightly, to form the stem. Glue the edge of the roll to make it stay in place.

  5. 5.

    Wrap the curly flower portion around the new stem in a spiral, starting at the top.

  6. 6.

    Cut out and add leaves, if desired.