Upcycle a styrofoam plate into a stunning flower with a few easy steps! Kids will love making these to give to their mothers or special friends. Make a bunch of styrofoam flowers for the perfect Mother’s Day bouquet. Bowdabra designer, Gail takes you through the easy steps in this kid’s craft DIY.
You will need:
Styrofoam containers or plates (thin)
Floral stem wire
Tiny pom pom
How to turn a styrofoam plate into a stunning flower
Instructions: Let’s start by cutting out the flat areas from styrofoam plates. You will need styrofoam that’s thin and flexible and not thick and hard. You don’t want it to crack.
Then measure the circle into 1 1/2″ widths . . .
using a ruler and skewer to mark the area and . . .
then cut out the pieces straight . . .
including the ends for straight edges.
The longer the pieces, the fuller the flower.
Next, cut narrow slits in the strips leaving a border.
Apply glue along the border . . .
placing the stem wire on top along the edge.
Begin rolling the stem wire and styrofoam together along the edge . . .
all the way to the end. Secure bottom with floral tape and continue wrapping stem wire with the floral tape.
Then, find the center of the foam slits, flaring them out for the flower. Now, press center down on work surface to spread out . . .
Then glue on a tiny pom pom in the center.
Have fun making many more styrofoam flowers to display in a vase or . . .
give as a bouquet!
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