The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.
- Fold a 9" x 12" or 12" x 12" sheet of green construction paper in half.
- With a pencil, draw a line across the sheet 1 1/2" up from the open end.
- With a ruler, mark every 1/2" along the pencil line. With a ruler, draw a straight line up from every 1/2" mark to the folded edge.
- Cut down from the folded edge on each marked line to the straight line near the bottom of the sheet (Figure A).
- Curl the folded and cut paper around a fat marker.
- Place adhesive on the inside bottom of the open front paper to hold the folded bottom edges together.
- Make sure the curled paper is loose enough to slide in a stapler. Staple the curled paper together near the bottom, and slide the stapler up a little higher and staple again.
- Slide two rubber bands around the curled paper to keep the cut paper loops from falling too far down (Figure B).
- Die-cut the Flowers, Spring shapes using assorted colors of construction or patterned paper (tip: lighter weight paper is best).
- Attach a center and/or pistil to each flower. Students can decorate the flowers with crayons, markers or pens.
- Leave the outer cut paper loops for support, and adhere the decorated flowers to the next layer by opening the fold and attaching a flower to the fold line (Main Photo).
- You now have a colorful bouquet that will last a long time and remind the recipient of happy memories.