• colourful craft foam (enough to make 6 flowers)
• 6 coloured buttons
• 6 coloured wooden stir sticks
• green construction paper
• a medium-size flowerpot
• floral foam
• dried craft moss
• precut self-stick foam shapes (20-25 small shapes)
1. Using the craft foam, cut out 6 different coloured flowers. Remember to always ask a grown-up before using scissors! The flowers should be approximately the size of a child's hand. Cut the edges of the flowers in a wavy pattern. The flowers do not have to match -- just try to make them similar in size.
2. Get ready to glue! Glue a colourful button to the front of your flower and a colourful wooden stir stick to the back of your flower to act as a "stem." The colours do not need to match one another. Using the green construction paper, cut out 6 pairs of leaves (12 in total). Glue 2 leaves to each wooden stir stick. Leave approximately 1-2 cm at the bottom of the stick. Let glue dry.
3. Next, fill your flowerpot with floral foam. Then, once the glue on your flowers is dry, decide how you would like your arrangement to look and then gently push each wooden stir stick into the foam. Cover the foam with dried craft moss. Decorate your flowerpot with precut self-stick foam shapes.
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