Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Spring Lollipop Bouquets

My original plan was to make these with Nature Girl so we could pass them out to her preschool classmates on the first day of spring. Last week I was finishing Easter crafts so we didn't manage to get these done till yesterday. We made them with one of Nature Girls playmates. I originally saw lollipop flowers for Valentine's day on Skip to My Lou. She had a great pdf you could print onto colored paper. In the end I opted for a circle swirly flower that two 4 year olds could easily make. The letter at preschool this week is S so spring and swirly fit right into that.

construction paper
top of a jar candle(for tracing a circle)
lollipops(we used Dum Dums but Toostie Pops would work)

I traced the top of the jar candle with a pencil, then retraced the line with a marker. I continued drawing a swirl into the center of each circle. Then the girls cut out the circles. I precut the leaves from construction paper scraps but the girls could have cut those themselves.

We used a pencil to poke a small hole in the center of the circle and and a hole in each of the leaves. Next we slowly pushed the lollipop sticks through the hole in the flower then into the holes in the leaves. We twisted the lollipops as we got to the part of the stick covered by the wrappers to get the wrappers to fit in. I wrote "Happy Spring!" on one leaf . . . . viola' it was finished. This was a simple, fun and yummy way to welcome spring.