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Even the littlest toddler likes flowers. However, they may not have the patience required to grow their own. Make these flowers with paper to enjoy today.
Let the children draw and cut out the flower shapes from different types of paper. Younger children can color the flower shapes you draw or place flower stickers on disks of construction paper. When ready they can glue or tape them (staples are dangerous) to the top of plastic drinking straws (the bendy straws allow the flowers to dip). Fill a paper cup, margarine tub or tin can with sand and let them insert the straws to "plant" the flowers. If you want the containers can be decorated before filling them.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|