Mother’s Day being in less than 3 days, here’s a last minute craft to make with your children! I used the “Fun Flowers Bigz L die for all of these crafts. It’s a very good one to have, especially if you want to make easy children’s crafts! The flowers Bigz L die will be retiring soon… If you want to make the following crafts, make sure to buy the die before May 31, 2014!
Here’s the Fun Flowers Bigz L die: #121812 Click here to order it today!
The first craft is a flower vase. To create the vase, I used an empty can of soup that I covered with wool. The trick to hold your wool is to use double sided-tape on the can. I used a strip at the top and bottom to make sure that the ends would be secure in place. I also put some strips of double-sided tape along the can (vertically) to hold the wool in place. (I used about 4 strips around the can.)
To make the flowers, I simply cut colored card stock with the Fun Flowers Bigz L die and stack the different flowers with dimensionals in between layers to add some dimension. I used a straw to make the stem.
The “Fringe flower” was made with our new Fringe scissors! So easy to use! Start with a strip of about 1-1/2″ to 2″ and about 22″ long (so glue two strips of 11″ together). Cut along the bottom edge with the Fringe scissors. Be careful to leave about 1/4″ at the top so your fringes are all still attached together! Then, attach a straw at one end with scotch tape and start rolling! I found it helps if you put a little bit of Multipurpose liquid glue along the bottom edge. Secure the end with Multipurpose liquid glue. Let dry a minute or two. Then push on the fringes to make your flower “fluffy”!
Fringe scissors #133325 $13.50
I also did this perfect craft for children with 2 paper plates and the Fun Flowers Bigz L die to cut the flowers. Add some buttons and a little bow and you have a nice flower basket for your Mom!
The last craft is a magnet. What I love about those Bigz dies, is that you can cut fun foam and felt with you Big Shot! So it’s very simple to put together! Use double sided tape to adhere your magnet at the back. Some magnets come in a roll with a self adhesive back, so that could also be a good thing to use.
The flower on the left is made with Fun foam and the one on the right is made with felt. Happy crafting!